07:47AM | 10/11/05
Member Since: 10/05/05
4 lifetime posts
I am in the process of finishing my basement. The house is 3 years old and thus far it seems to be a very dry basement. I am planning on carpeting most of the basement floor and I'm toying with how to deal with the concrete floor prior to laying the carpet? I was going to seal the concrete with a sealer and then use a rubberized underlay. Is this recommended? Is there a stong need to put down a subfloor instead? If not, do I necessarily need to seal the concreate prior to laying down the underlay? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


07:12AM | 10/29/05
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
sealing concrete is ALWAYS a good idea ... good thinking.

rubber pad wil lgive you a MUCH firmer feel.

there is no need to put down a subfloor system unless you want one.

you dont NEED to seal the concrete but it is always a good idea.


There are two ways to do any job. The right way and the wrong way. Do it right everytime.




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