Laminate flooring is extremely popular and it is because the durability and affordability are unmatched by almost any other flooring material. The range of looks and textures are endless, and laminate works well for businesses or in residential spaces. A proper installation will go a long way to ensuring that the flooring will hold up to wear and tear and the elements for many years.
Laminate can go over all types of sub flooring, including concrete. However, there is one important thing that must be done to ensure the laminate doesn’t encounter problems with any moisture seeping up from the concrete. Installers need to put in a high quality moisture barrier to ensure there will be no problems with the flooring. If there is no moisture barrier, the laminate flooring may absorb moisture and swell up. A swollen laminate floor is a big problem and can cause planks to crown, cup, gap and more.
If a proper moisture barrier is put in place between the concrete and the laminate, there should be no reason to worry about moisture being an issue. In fact, the protection that the moisture barrier provides is enough to keep the laminate looking as good as new for a long time.