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Old 10-22-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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basement subfloor??

I starting to finish my basement, right now it is a 1300 square foot room with a furnace in the middle. I am planing two bedrooms for the kids, washroom and a large rec room with a gas fireplace. I live in southern Ontario with fairly cold winters should I install a subfloor. My basement doesn't have any water problems. Has anyone used the Dricore subfloor system it look like the perfect solution but cost $7.00 for one 2 foot square. Any help or advice would be a great help.


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Old 10-23-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
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If your basement is dry I personally would favor a carpet over a nice thick closed cell carpet padding placed right on the concrete.

Be absolutely sure you have good egress windows in your kids bedrooms. There is nothing more important than that.


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Old 10-23-2007, 09:40 AM   #3
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don't use Dricore... it is too expensive for what worth... there are exact same (if not better) product which cost 1/3.... use the outdoor leak prevention plastic sheet then put osb on top... same material as dricore basically.... there is a web site for that but I kind of forget and too lazy to search for you... I did mine that way and cost only $800 bucks for 1000 sq. ft. basement.

Actually, didn't realize the poster post the thread twice, so here is the link again:

use product in this site rather than Dricore and you save $$

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