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Old 09-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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What is recommended to do before putting carpet pad down in my basement which is a concrete slab?

I was planning on a mold resistant carpet pad on the concrete then something like this on top of the pad:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/G-Floor-8...specifications

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So the rubber coin material would be sandwiched between the carpeting and the carpet pad?
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I suspect putting that over the pad will only
help to trap moisture in the pad therefore
voiding any pad warranty.
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Hmmm is there a carpet or something else I could use that would have a similar style pattern to it?
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What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
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How dry is this floor?
A product like Dri Core may be a better choice.
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Mijotter,

You definitely shouldn't do what you were considering. How about use a padding that is made for use on or below grade concrete? There is only one as far as I know.

It has the feel of an 8lb. pad, is not affected by moisture or liquid water as it contains no BHT making it very mildew resistant. Unlike other pads it actually insulates against the cold slab it has a rating of R4.5 which is unheard of.

it's not available at any carpet stores, but can be shipped to you. I think it comes in standard 40 sq. yd. rolls. The only USA distributor is someone I know & located near me.

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How dry is this floor?
A product like Dri Core may be a better choice.
The floor is very dry and has been waterproof end. Would carpet be my only option? I have no room for a subfloor.
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The floor is very dry and has been waterproof end. Would carpet be my only option? I have no room for a subfloor.
My basement is very dry also and has had carpet and pad the same as the upper floor level for 30 years. If it should get wet there isn't much that would be easier to remove. Carpet it and find something to worry about that needs worrying about.
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Does anyone know where to find black carpet that has a coin like design in it? Or something similar?
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Go to a local carpet store, not a big box and ask. They will want to make a sale and will find it if it exists.
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Ok forgive the potential noobish questions but better to ask the pros right

I am nearly done with putting up the drywall. Thus on to the next phase and have a few questions. This is a dedicated HT in a basement on concrete.:

1. Should I mud the walls all the way to the concrete floor? (Sheets are vertical)

2. My riser will be an island in the room ie. will not touch any of the walls. Was thinking laying the carpet on the floor then building the riser on top of the carpet. Or should I build the riser before carpeting? If so, how would I go about attaching the Island Riser to the concrete floor?

3. Should the moulding where the floor meets the walls be put up before carpeting?

4. Any recommendations on a threshold for my soundproof door, it is 2 3/8" thick? Was thinking this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-Kin...8#.UjU2rj-Hua8

5. Should the threshold go in before or after carpet?

6. Should the threshold go in then the door stops brought down to the top of the threshold?

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