Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

Quin

11:07AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 02/15/04
2 lifetime posts
I am new at this remodeling thing but have a question on basement flooring...Would anyone consider putting ceramic tile on a split level basement floor? I don't know if that is ever done. Will it be too cold or will a area rug or two be enough? I have two dogs and would like the quickness of cleaning but unsure about the cold (I live in SD - very cold winters)Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

maxmero

08:22AM | 02/24/04
Hi,

I have done just what you are looking to do. I have a split level home that my husband & I share w/ 3 dogs - large & long-haired !!

The tile in the basement is a godsend. It stays nice & cool in the summer & we put a rug down on the area where the tv is during the winter. We pulled up wall to wall carpet that was down there.

My husband is quite comfortable w/ the temperature when he watches tv down there.


devildog

07:58AM | 02/25/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
I don't like this new set-up.

I mis-read the first time and thought you were saying 1 foot sticky backed tiles. The whole rug turning the tiles colors should not be an issue with ceramic.

The way to insulate the floor with the product is still viable. I think they might call it Drilok, but not sure about that.

They also sell electric pads that you put under ceramic tile to warm the floor. I think they use this in kitchens and bathrooms mostly. I don't know if they recommend it in a possible water area. Any floor salesmen should be able to point you in the right direction for that.

Again good luck,

Devildog


Quin

04:46AM | 03/05/04
Member Since: 02/15/04
2 lifetime posts
Where do you live. I live in SD. Gets cold here in winter. Would ceramic basement floor still be alright or too cold? Thanks a bunch for replying to me.


JoeScaturro

06:02PM | 10/30/04
Member Since: 10/29/04
2 lifetime posts
Devildog,

Can you steer to any info on Drilok flooring? I can't find anything on the web. I read about it in a newspaper article a short while back and it seems like a better than average solution for basement flooring.

Semper Fi!

JoeScaturro

06:02PM | 10/30/04
Member Since: 10/29/04
2 lifetime posts
Devildog,

Can you steer to any info on Drilok flooring? I can't find anything on the web. I read about it in a newspaper article a short while back and it seems like a better than average solution for basement flooring.

Semper Fi!


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