Do I need to insulate garage floor?
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thewallsare
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Do I need to insulate garage floor?

by thewallsare » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:45 am

Garage conversion into an office space separate from the house.

Do I need to insulate the floor with the really thick boards? Currently, it is just concrete.

I don't want to raise the floor much due to the height of some props I need to keep in the garage.

I am thinking to either painting the concrete floor directly with some good paint or putting underlay and laminate on it which I suppose would be better for warmth.

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Re: Do I need to insulate garage floor?

by stoneyboy » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:53 pm

Hi thewallsare
Your laminate floor will be the best option but use an underlay which form a DPM.
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Re: Do I need to insulate garage floor?

by stoneyboy » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:53 pm

Hi thewallsare
Your laminate floor will be the best option but use an underlay which form a DPM.
RegardsS

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Re: Do I need to insulate garage floor?

by thewallsare » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:37 pm

stoneyboy wrote:Hi thewallsare
Your laminate floor will be the best option but use an underlay which form a DPM.
RegardsS


Thanks. Can you get laminate underlay which has DPM in them? Or would I need to lay DPM layer then put laminate underlay on top?

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Re: Do I need to insulate garage floor?

by stoneyboy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:32 pm

Hi thewallsare
You can buy underlay which forms a DPM the joins are double lapped with continuous adhesive.
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Re: Do I need to insulate garage floor?

by thewallsare » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:42 pm

stoneyboy wrote:Hi thewallsare
You can buy underlay which forms a DPM the joins are double lapped with continuous adhesive.
Regards S


Thanks, can you name a product? Finding it hard in my searches to see any :/

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Re: Do I need to insulate garage floor?

by B4Less » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:54 pm

Unfortunately your office will get very cold in the winter if you do not insulate the floor. Maybe look at using a good Multifoil insulation on top of the concrete and then an really good underlay and timber floor or carpet if you are stuck for space. If you can I would suggest you use Kingspan Kooltherm if you have the space.

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