Should I Use A Vapor Barrier On A Wood Sub Floor When Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring?

Should I use a vapor barrier on a wood sub-floor when installing vinyl plank flooring? It is recommended that you use Visqueen with all vinyl plank flooring installations. The Visqueen acts as a barrier between the flooring and the sub floor and allows the vinyl planks to float above the sub floor and smoothly expand and contract with the temperature and humidity changes in your home.

Most manufacturers of the vinyl planks flooring request installation of visqueen PE film underlayment, so make sure to read manufacturer installation rules and requirements before installing your floor to avoid any potential problems.