Is laminate a good product to replace a basement floor with?
We have previously used carpet, but we found out that we have a moisture problem.
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?"