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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-15-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
PTO
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Share |
Default

Below Grade vapour barrier on concrete below engineered hardwood....


what does everyone recommend as the best product???
Thanks in advance
Mark : )

PTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 803
Default

Below Grade vapour barrier on concrete below engineered hardwood....


I'm going to get 6 mil poly sheeting and tape the seems with moisture resistant tape. I've even been toying with using real hardwood in the basement, but I know that's a bad idea. What will you be using, foam underlayment?

mikegp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 10:23 PM   #3
PTO
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Default

Below Grade vapour barrier on concrete below engineered hardwood....


The flooring store where I bought it recommended a "closed cell" 3 mil product branded "whisper walk". I researched out and it seems that something thicker would be better. There is a product called TuTuff but it seems as though the only flooring application is in crawl spaces. It seems almost too good to be true when you read the website.
I would probably steer away from hardwood as I hear any moisture can cause the ends to curl. This is especially true for the wider planks from what I hear.
Its funny bc they do not recommend normal hardwood below grade but you can use a non engineered bamboo below grade. I think its because the bamboo is essentially manufactured from the grass through a special process. Looking for a good product that works especially well. Hopefully I can find something soon..........
let me know thoughts.........
Thanks for the reply
Mark
PTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Below Grade Bathroom Addition (Concrete / Flooring Question) cmremmert Building & Construction 1 07-12-2011 06:16 AM
Which type of glue to buy for engineered hardwood floor on concrete sub-floor in FL? noone Flooring 2 06-08-2011 08:27 AM
Insulating above grade concrete wall jhedger69 Building & Construction 6 07-23-2010 08:06 AM
Roxul without vapour barrier? giannit Building & Construction 8 01-26-2010 04:39 PM
Best underlayment for Engineered hardwood on concrete jcieutat Flooring 0 11-28-2009 04:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.