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WPC floor installation considerations

qizhen0809, Mittwoch, 03. Januar 2018, 10:40

If you are laying laminate flooring over a concrete sub-floor then you will first need to lay down a damp proof membrane (DPM). This is basically a sheet of plastic usually around 5mm which helps protect the Laminate from moisture. On top of this goes the foam underlay this acts as sound absorption and also helps even out minor irregularities in the sub-floor.
Most manufactories now offer a combined DPM and underlay along with several underlays that have better sound absorbing qualities Most of the leading laminate floor manufactories now also have ranges of flooring that also include built in the underlay. This underlay is pre-fitted to the bottom of the flooring and is usually of sound absorbing quality. You do not need to install this type of floor a secondary but if you are laying over a concrete sub-floor you still have to lay down a D.P.M. (Damp Proof Membrane) first.
Laminate flooring has been around in Europe for around 15 years and has seen massive growth in the past few years. In 2004 over 750 million square meters of laminate flooring was sold worldwide this was an increase of 13% on the previous year. The biggest growth market is in the US with an impressive growth rate of 25%. " converting an ugly bungalow , prefabricated outdoor wooden stairs "
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