Is laminate a good product to replace a basement floor with?

Asked by Marcellous Rogers
Greeneville, TN

We have previously used carpet, but we found out that we have a moisture problem.


Maggie Michel LEED AP

Answered by Maggie Michel LEED AP

Tucson, AZ

Air Fresh Consulting

September 7, 2010

Laminate will not be a good product for your floor, especially because you have moisture.

  • Unfortunately, the underlay will cause moisture vapor or bulk water to stay underneath the flooring, causing microbial growth to occur.
  • I would suggest a good concrete stain to make the floor more appealing.

Understand that until the basement moisture problem is eliminated, a more appealing concrete floor is the best you might hope for.

For more information:

Read Mary Cordaro's Q&A, "I just finished remodeling my basement. Can you help me choose mold-resistant flooring?"

Also, read Ricky Cappe's Q&A "Can you recommend flooring for a basement that tends to get moldy?"

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