Flooring options in lower floor bonus room
Thanks for the recommendations everyone. After doing some further research, I think it makes the most sense for us to install tile. I had a chance to pull up the old carpet yesterday and noticed two things: 1) old vinyl tile and 2) that, at least around the perimeter of the room, there is some moisture seepage. The house was built in the 50s and so there is no drainage system around the house (something I will address down the line at some point).
Whatever the case, I was hoping to get some advice/tips on how to prepare the floor. Of course, I will remove the tile and try and clean as much of the adhesive off as possible. The floor is slightly of level and though I will try and level it out a bit with the thin set, I think its something I am okay living with since it’s the basement. I have read varying opinions about how to prepare the floor, i.e. cement board, plastic vapor barrier etc. What do you all suggest? Since this will be a playroom, I would like to keep the room/flooring as warm as possible but I know my options are limited, as this IS ceramic tile flooring and it IS the basement but I would like to limit it as much as possible.
Thanks in advance!