Do I need a DPM under laminate flooring?
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In respect to this, do I need a DPM?
If you plan to fit a new solid wood or engineered wood floor, it's essential, before you lay the floor to find out if you need to lay a damp proof membrane (DPM). Effectively, a damp proof membrane (DPM) is used to create a barrier between a concrete (or screed) subfloor and a wood floor.
Similarly, can laminate flooring cause damp? The underlay of the laminate flooring includes a thin plastic sheet that covers the concrete floor right up to the skirting. The damp is all in the lower part of the walls (the first couple of feet) and is particularly bad in the skirting boards (some of which have completely rotted).
Keeping this in view, do I need a vapor barrier under laminate flooring?
Vapor Barrier Under Laminate Floor. A vapor barrier under laminate floor, required for most laminate flooring installed over concrete. This vapor barrier which is actually a vapor retarder helps to keep moisture vapor from entering into the laminate floor. Excessive moisture can be found in a concrete slab of any age.
How can I seal a damp concrete floor?
Seal the Floor Use a sealer designed for concrete moisture protection, such as an epoxy concrete sealer, which often comes in two parts that must be mixed immediately before applying. Pay special attention to the corners and edges of the floor, where cracks can let extra moisture seep in.