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Old 01-01-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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I am looking into flooring for our basement. It gets heavy traffic from the outdoors in the sticks of Wisconsin, bringing in firewood, dogs, winter sports stuff, husband with hunting gear. The basement also doubles as our workout area so need flooring tuff enough for weight bench, weights, treadmill etc. I was thinking of MillCreek Faux wood flooring. Any thoughts??? or better recommendations???

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acid-stain & polyaspartic sealer on top

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I hear you. I love the look of acid stained concrete but was hoping to actually warm up the area some and thought if I could get a flooring above the concrete that would help. Think of concrete floor in January in WI, brrr. Not that I'm running barefoot but still.
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The millcreek product is only 3.88 millemeter thick or .153" , they don't

mention any R value for a reason.
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I hear you. I love the look of acid stained concrete but was hoping to actually warm up the area some and thought if I could get a flooring above the concrete that would help. Think of concrete floor in January in WI, brrr. Not that I'm running barefoot but still.
Ayuh,... With the design criteria you lay out in your 1st post,...
Engineered wooden flooring don't come even Close to meeting Any of it...

You may get a Mental Warming from wood that's just over 1/8" thick, but that's the Only warming factor...
And, I gotta believe the Ware factor will be about Nil...

If you want a Warm floor,..
Put in Radient Heating under whatever wood you wanta look at...
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Thanks for the recs. What about gym flooring??? Anyone have any experience with this? Apparently it is quite tough and can be between 3/8 and 1/2 inch thick, raised above the floor so air can circulate underneath. Made out of PVC so is 100% waterproof. Put down a layer of underlayment of some sort underneath the gym tiles to deaden sound. The tiles click together so easy to install. And it comes in all kinds of styles including look alike wood and stone. Sounds too good to be true.

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