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  Can laminate flooring be glued to a concrete basement floor?
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We want to put laminate just at the bottom of the basement stairs - about a 50" x 50" area. Can this be glued down? We plan to carpet the rest surrounding it - and would prefer not to use the matching transition strips. If we glue, we could butt the carpet next to this laminate landing. Any ideas? Thank you.
Posts: 346 | Location: Michigan | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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As far as I know the answer is NO. I think all laminate is a floating floor but I could be wrong. Look,at the mfg. web site for the floor you are considering. They will give directions there.
Posts: 6721 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Most laminate flooring needs allowances for expansion due to climates. And basements tend to have the most variances in climates. If you are looking to do something solid with glue, I would recommend an engineered flooring that has a glue down option. You don't have a large area to do, so cost shouldn't really be an issue, as you will only be in need of 1 box, maybe 2 depending on the brand and quantity packaged. Make sure you use the recommended glue to avoid any issues in the future. The glue may be the most expensive part here.

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