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what is my best option for basement floor? I like wood but it is not good with moiture. tile is kind of cold and not kid friendly. Carpet is high maintenance. What is your experience?

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What's there now, dirt or concrete?

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what is my best option for basement floor? I like wood but it is not good with moiture. tile is kind of cold and not kid friendly. Carpet is high maintenance. What is your experience?
install heating in the floor 1st then install wood over that.....
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just bare concrete and some old carpet that get to go.
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install heating in the floor 1st then install wood over that.....
what kind of heating are you recommending?
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what kind of heating are you recommending?
hydronics...wirsbo in floor heating system..... just a thougth..
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Just stain the concrete
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Where are you located?

What will the basement be used for?

How warm/cold is the basement?

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I've been considering same question as I'm getting bids for my basement. I visited 3 flooring places and all advised a floating floor using a laminate with an underlayment. FWIW, I'm planning on a 10 or 12 mm laminate except in the bath and I'm using tile there.

I'm exp concerned about moisture because there's a French drain in so it's obvious the previous owner had more water issues than I knew about when I bought it.
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Seriously think about ceramic tile with area rugs---a nice look--no moisture concerns and if water happens the rugs can be quickly rolled up and sent off to the cleaners.

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For laminate/wood/tile the floors must be flat, no dips or wow's.
For me it is low pile commercial carpet in concrete floored basements. Usually they are not flat and it costs a fair bit to flatten them. Also I find tile/laminate cold unless the floor is heated.

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