09:47AM | 10/13/02
Member Since: 10/12/02
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I am planning on finishing the basement of my condo and I would like some feedback on flooring ideas.. I am planning to create a family/tv room area and an office area. I was also planning to put carpet down in the family room and use 1' square tiles throughout the rest of the basement. What steps do I need to take to prepare the concrete floor for the flooring I have in mind? The tile will glue down and my thought right now is to just put down a carpet pad beneath the carpet and then put the carpet down without attaching it permantly to the floor.. Any thoughts on all of this?




11:32AM | 10/13/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
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Just about anything you place in direct contact with cement is asking for problems down the road. Tends to draw water up thru the cement. May want to consider a vapor barier (plastic) and then a 'floating' floor system such as glue or click together engineered wood.


12:33PM | 10/13/02
Member Since: 10/12/02
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So would the wood you mention be a "sub-floor" so to speak with the actual flooring on top of that, or would the wood be the final floor?

If the wood is a "sub-floor" then how is that attached to the concrete? Or isn't it? And then the tile would be attached to the wood?



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