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New laminate flooring over existing parquet?

Postby cameron » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:58 am

My hall has existing solid wood parquet flooring which isn't very nice. It's stuck down the old way with tar. I want to lay some laminate flooring over the top of the parquet. Obviously I will put down some foam underlay first. My question is. Should I put down some plastic VCL over the parquet? Is there a danger I might seal in any damp by doing this. The Parquet is pretty solid and damp free at the moment.
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Postby aceone » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi ....have you thought about restoring your parquet floor(sanding and varnishing etc),diy if competant, or get a quote,you will be supprised how good they look when restored.....and can be as cost effective as putting down laminate...,,but if you are going to put down laminate ,no,you don,t need a dpm....but remember fitting laminate in the hallway can be awkward for the novice diy,er,due to all the doorways and fames etc...
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