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Laminate underlay on concrete

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by commited, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. commited


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,369

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Hi folks,

    We're shortly moving into another new-build and will be completely flooring the downstairs in laminate, including kitchen, dining, living and hallway (toilet is pre-tiled). Last time, I used the 5mm fibre wood underlay from B&Q on the recommendations from this forum - is this still a good idea? Will be laying a damp proof membrane beforehand.
  2. a1ex2001


    Joined: Mar 14, 2005

    Posts: 12,901

    Location: Here and There...

    Sonic gold seems to be the go to on the forum these days I used it for kitchen diner and bathroom this year it's great stuff!
  3. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 8,180

    Location: East Midlands

    I used fibreboard and it did the job ok. Bit of a pain to cut though.
  4. commited


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,369

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Yeah I used fibreboard last time and agree that it was fine but was interested to see general opinions as to whether or not it's worth going for again, especially on concrete :)
  5. eidolon


    Joined: Oct 31, 2002

    Posts: 13,865

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I've just fitted engineered wood to the kitchen concrete floor and used sonic gold with tape between the joins for extra moisture resistance. Seems good stuff and I only wish I'd discovered it earlier beforehand as I used fibreboards for the rest of the house.
  6. mjd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 1,066

    Location: Llanelli, S.Wales

    I use regular fibreboard and bog standard dpm as a vapour barrier. Typically cheaper than using all in one efforts and easier to lay imo.