Basement Flooring Help - Flooring - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2008, 03:56 PM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Basement flooring help


What type of sealant can you use over old tile? I think this is a good idea no matter what flooring I put over it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst. View Post
Another "cost-effective" option is seal the existing flooring, and installing a floating laminate material. There are manufacturers that make many forms of laminate, icluding some with a tile look.

Example. (This was in a rental apartment so the kitchen cabinets and molding were pretty beat up):




Advertisement

gahand6067 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 04:13 PM   #17
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,466
Rewards Points: 2,580
Default

Basement flooring help


LMAO!

Those huge pictures are wrecking my screen. I have to scroll a mile just to read a single post. But, it's another good idea.
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 05:16 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 106
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Basement flooring help


Bud, please, I didn't mean any type of attack on you or the product. I was at a Homeshow about two years ago, and saw the Snapstone when it was still in testing stages. Flash forward to a month ago and saw it was at Menards, for $6 sf.
I did a Google search, and came across a tile forum, and just about every pro there was saying that since Snapstone "floats", it defeats the purpose of tile, a solid, cemented down flooring. I read about cracks in the tiles, and cracks in the grout (maybe that's why they have flexible grout now, maybe these people were using standard grout.)
So, by "the devil" I guess I mean a product marketed a DIYer looking for a shortcut to get tile flooring, and ending up with an inferior flooring. If you have experience with it, do tell. I'm all for it, it looks awesome, but not if it won't hold up.
Mr. Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:34 PM   #19
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Basement flooring help


Quote:
Originally Posted by gahand6067 View Post
What type of sealant can you use over old tile? I think this is a good idea no matter what flooring I put over it.
http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/ashome.html: "Sealing (encapsulation) involves treating the material with a sealant that either binds the asbestos fibers together or coats the material so fibers are not released."

Based on the EPA's explanation, a floor leveling compound might suffice.
__________________
- Build Well -
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 09:13 AM   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Basement flooring help


Help please. I have a short term beach rental. I can't afford to recarpet every year. What type of DIY floor would be the easiest and durable for me to install? I have previously installed Bruce fold n lock and it was very easy. A wood floor at the beach just won't last with wet bathing suits thrown on the floor by kids and adults. I have been told that a regular tile floor is too difficult for me to install. What would be a good durable product? Thanks, Nancy
nancy-max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 09:17 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 64
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Basement flooring help


Quote:
Originally Posted by gahand6067 View Post
We just moved into a house with asbestos-laden tile in the basement. We are trying to decide what to do with the floor when we finish the basement. We don't want to do carpet because we have pets that have accidents. From reading other posts it sounds like ceramic tile would only be an option if we removed the vinyl tiles, which I don't really want to do. Could a laminate floor simply be placed over the existing tiles? I am not sure about a moisture in the basement, but if I went with a laminate what percautions could I take to prevent moisture from damaging the laminate. Any other options out there?

If your vinyl is stuck and not loose, there is no reason you can't tile over it with ceramic, you will need to level out any spot with missing tiles with a bit of mortar would be fine. But you HAVE to use an exterior grade mortar for a good bond. Your concrete isn't going anywhere and since it's not cheap peel and stick vinyl that's down, they're not going anywhere either, you can simply tile over since you don't want to rip that stuff up and put it in the air. Just get the right mortar is all.
dochorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 07:11 AM   #22
BUILDER / REMODELING CONT
 
buletbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LONG ISLAND N.Y
Posts: 1,543
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Basement flooring help


Gahand6067
IF YOU ARE CONCEREND ABOUT SCRAPEING UP THE ASBESTOS TILES AND GETTING THE ASBESTOS PARTICALS AIR BORN, TRY USEING A BLOCK OF DRY ICE LAY THE BLOCK ON THE TILE AND MOVE IT AROUND WITH A ROUPE TIED AROUND IT. THE TILES WILL FREZZE AND START TO POP UP.THIS WAY YOU'LL CUT DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF CONTAMINET BEING PUT IN THE AIR. JUST MY 2-1/2 CENTS

Advertisement

buletbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
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
Wood flooring in basement DIY4EVER Flooring 9 07-20-2007 02:04 PM
flooring for a lousy basement floor? johnny331 Remodeling 5 06-06-2007 07:04 AM
Hardwood Flooring in Basement bcrwfan Flooring 1 02-12-2007 01:33 PM
Basement flooring choices Brik Building & Construction 23 01-27-2007 03:38 PM
Gameroom basement flooring? PaulMcC Remodeling 4 03-09-2006 10:08 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts