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Old 08-08-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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Are there any other options out there close to this that are a little more reasonably priced? At 2.50-3.00 a square foot (yes I know they come in 2X2) that seems a little expensive to me. Maybe I am way off here. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.


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Depends on what type flooring your planning on.

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more than likely carpet. the basement is dry but just in the rare case that a little leak springs I would like the security of knowing that the carpet/padding will be safe.
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You can use a plastic subfloor instead. I used DELTA-FL (available at Lowe's). It is a stronger plastic subfloor that allowed me to install engineered flooring on top of the plastic subfloor without using a wood subfloor in between. I had considered carpet and when I priced DELTA-FL and adding the wood subfloor myself it was about half the price of the 2x2 panels with wood.
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Hope you don't get too much mold under the plastic.
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If the floor is cleaned and all organic material removed (i.e. wood shavings), no mold will grow. Mold needs something organic to grow. Plastic isn't organic and will not cause mold to grow.
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Plastic is appropriate in this regard.

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