Many people know that the popular laminate todaycan be laid almost on any rough floor, but are they aware that the process can be completely different? Of course, laying the laminate on the concrete floor in its essence does not differ from that on the wooden base. But the base is prepared in these ways in different ways.
Otherwise, a smooth and pleasant eyethe surface of the floor covering you definitely will not work. In addition, laying the laminate on a concrete floor of poor quality will inevitably lead to the fact that the keyed connections of the plates break, after which the appearance of the laminate will finally deteriorate.
Thus, before you start working for you in anycase it is necessary to carry out at least cosmetic repair. It is necessary to completely remove potholes and cracks, if necessary, sealing them with mortar. In addition, it does not hurt to check the floor for evenness, correcting the shortcomings with the same concrete and constantly checking with the building level.
It should be noted that in this case youcan not do without a vapor barrier. The fact is that concrete contains a large amount of unbound water, which will eventually evaporate from it, impregnating the floor covering. For a laminate, this property of this basis is simply disastrous, as it begins to swell quickly, crack and quickly lose all its decorative properties. Even the use of water resistant varieties does not help. Therefore, the laminate can not be laid on a concrete floor without a high-quality vapor barrier.
And only then begins the installation itselffloor covering. Begin from the walls, placing the panels of material perpendicular to the windows (so less visible seams). It is necessary to carefully maintain the gap from the last plate to the wall (at least 5 mm), since this floor covering is prone to expansion. You can use both glue and simple lock connection.
As you can see, laying floors from a laminate to concrete has not so many nuances.