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Do I need moisture barrier on wood subfloor?
Last Updated: 12th April, 2020
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Just so, is a moisture barrier necessary for wood floors?
A moisture barrier is need to protect the flooring against moisture or moisture vapor. IN addition, a 15 lb felt paper should be placed between the sub-floor and the new hardwood flooring. Glue Down Installations – When gluing down wood to concrete, a moisture barrier is almost always needed, especially below-grade.
Furthermore, do I need underlayment for laminate flooring on plywood? Laminate floors can be installed directly over concrete, plywood, OSB, parquet, vinyl and tile. The underlayment must be applied to the original flooring surface first, and then the floating floor can be installed.
People also ask, do you need a moisture barrier for laminate flooring on plywood?
With a concrete subfloor, you will need an underlayment that acts as a vapor barrier in order to prevent moisture from penetrating through to your laminate installation. Plywood subfloors: A breathable foam-type underlayment is generally used when installing laminate flooring over plywood or OSB subfloors.
Can you use self leveling compound on wood subfloor?
These compounds are used to level out low areas in plywood substrates in preparation for laminate, wood or tile flooring installation. Self leveling compounds are simple to prepare and use, and are available in many formulations to meet a variety of flooring needs.