Laminate flooring on two levels of slab?
I have a house that has had a bit of haphazard addition. The dining room expands a few feet past the corner of the original house in both directions and then has rooms on one side and a kitchen on the other (both are additions). I removed carpetting and a confusing mess of mortar from the floor and found that it is two slabs at different levels. The first level is the foundation of the original house and the second, about 1/4 inch higher, was most likely the porch/walkway.
I know laminate flooring requires a pretty level surface so I have two options I'm thinking of:
So, my questions:
Lay fan fold foam insulation on the lower side. It will stop some of the cold coming through the slab.
You do know when installing laminite over a slab you will need a vaper barrier and will need to glue all the joints?
I would strongly suggest you go look at the Allour brand strip flooring sold at Home depot before buying the laminite. Over a slab it needs no prep, There no seams going to show if you take your time, it's waterproof unlike laminite, can be installed with nothing more then a pair of tin snips.
I installed it in my own kitchen and love it. There's no hollow sound when walking on it, does not flax. I did my whole 12 X 12 kitchen in an hour.
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