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Old 08-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Sole Plate on Basement Floor: Remove Tiles?


I have a lovely 1950s basement with those awesome 9x9 asbestos tiles. If I want to put in a wall, can my sole plate live atop those or does it need to be secured directly onto the underlying concrete?

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Go right over them.

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Yep---no need to remove the tiles----
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To thicken the plot - any particular need to remove them in order to eventually put something nicer on top, floor-wise? I've seen mixed advice on laying a subfloor on top of these things.

My first thought was a layer of DRIcore - although, as with most things, it seems 50% of people praise it as the finest invention ever 50% say it'll cause nothing but extreme feelings of regret as it devours our hopes and dreams.
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Peal them off and set some ceramic tile---no wood products to get musty or moldy.
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To thicken the plot - any particular need to remove them in order to eventually put something nicer on top, floor-wise? I've seen mixed advice on laying a subfloor on top of these things.

My first thought was a layer of DRIcore - although, as with most things, it seems 50% of people praise it as the finest invention ever 50% say it'll cause nothing but extreme feelings of regret as it devours our hopes and dreams.
You need to insulate/isolate (decouple) the slab from the carpet/laminate; Basement floor - prep / tile underlay?

Gary

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