Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,219
Share |
Question

parquetry/hardwood on concrete in basement


Q1: what is the underlayment that would need to go in between parquetry/hardwood and concrete ? i guess it would need some sort of a wooden underlayment to which it gets fastened while the underlayment is somehow affixed to the concrete ?

Q2: how much of ceiling height i am looking at compromising by having parquetry/hardwood on concrete ? how about a carpet instead, for the sake of comparison ?
amakarevic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 9
Default

parquetry/hardwood on concrete in basement


Question 1 isn't easy to answer. There are a few things you have to consider. Is this above or below grade? What are the moisture conditions of the slab? You're probably going to want to lay down some asphalt paper first (maybe two layers) and then you can use either plywood or sleeper, 5/8-3/4" thick. If you're finishing a basement, I wouldn't suggest hardwood of any kind. You're only going to end up with problems.

Question 2 is simple ... how thick is your hardwood? you're probably looking at sacrificing 1.5" to 2". Carpeting would cost you 1/2 to 1" of ceiling height depending on the grade of padding and style of carpet.

Last edited by ShawnPA; 08-26-2008 at 06:43 AM.
ShawnPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Default

parquetry/hardwood on concrete in basement


Hardwood on a slab....Especially a below-grade slab...Is not something I'd ever consider doing. There are just so many things that can go wrong with the installation down the road. Moisture, slab movement, etc...

I'd really consider tile or carpet instead.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laminate or vinyl on a concrete basement floor? pjpjpjpj Flooring 36 09-03-2012 01:37 PM
Need help replacing some concrete in my basement. zmurphy Building & Construction 8 01-17-2008 08:10 AM
roofing tar on basement concrete floor? bluebee1314 Flooring 3 11-05-2007 06:19 PM
Leaking Basement - Concrete jeepwillies Building & Construction 2 03-06-2007 07:42 AM
Framing 2 concrete posts in middle of basement yummy mummy Building & Construction 20 01-16-2007 02:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.