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Old 04-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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We are finishing our basement and are looking at flooring options. Carpet is out so its either painting the floor and use rugs or an engineered hardwood. The floor is uneven though so painting would obviously be cheaper and easier, but want to examine all options. Has anyone used dricore? They sell it at Home Depot and that is what they recommended and they sell shims for uneven floors too. Looks like it just floats above the concrete though. Is that the best option?

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We are finishing our basement and are looking at flooring options. Carpet is out so its either painting the floor and use rugs or an engineered hardwood. The floor is uneven though so painting would obviously be cheaper and easier, but want to examine all options. Has anyone used dricore? They sell it at Home Depot and that is what they recommended and they sell shims for uneven floors too. Looks like it just floats above the concrete though. Is that the best option?
I havent heard bad things about it but it is expensive. It also acts as a moisture barrier.They also recommend to install 3/8th plywood over it.

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What else could I do that would be cheaper? Not sure what options are really to out engineered wood floor on concrete.
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You can use a 6mil plastic sheathing and a foam pad for flooring then get a engineered wood that has a click and lock system. Before your prep if you floor isn't level you might want to even out your floor with some self leveling compound.

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