I'm putting a bedroom in my basement. The basement is very dry, so I don't need to worry about the floor getting wet. Since I want the room to be nice, it will be carpetted.
One person said that all I need is a 6-mil vapoer barrier, good carpet padding and carpet.
Another person said that I should put down a layer of 3/4" insulation held in place by 3/4" P.T. Sleepers @ 16" O.C., followed by a 3/4" "Advantech" T&G Subfloor, followed by padding and carpet.
This will add a great deal of cost. It also adds a little step to get into the room from the rest of the basement.
Is it OK just to do the first approach?
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