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Old 05-03-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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My wife and I have been refinishing our basement since October and we are getting to the floor. We really aren't sure what we should do. Paint it or carpet it?

We wanted to go with the paint since it would be cheaper overall but seems like more work. And I'm not sure how you apply all the things needed for this. Epoxy, paint, sealant, clear coat...all that has to add up. And the Epoxy says you needs to rinse off the solution...but we're in the basement...not in the garage....so how do we go about that?

We would prefer carpet but it's just stinking expensive but if we found what we wanted can we just get the carpet and the pad? Of does it need a plywood subfloor? If not someone said carpet is really hard to install...is this true?

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Will the basement have heavy traffic? If not, consider Kangaback carpet. You can install it your self with double-face tape.http://www.kangaback.com/kanga.htm

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Will the baement have heavy traffic? If not, consider Kangaback carpet. You can install it your self with double-face tape.http://www.kangaback.com/kanga.htm

Maybe when we have parties once a month or something it will have 15 - 20 people down there. But most of the time it will be me, my wife and son.

Checked their site..."Where to find" - Click on there link...it says
"Check local retailers." Helpful...real helpful. I haven;t seen this at Lowes, Menards or Home Depot in our area.

My wife is checking with Sherwin Williams today on the floor painting.

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Checked their site..."Where to find" - Click on there link...it says "Check local retailers."
Most specialty flooring stores carry it and some stock it. Just phone around and see if they stock Kanga. It's an inexpensive way to cover the concrete and easy to work with. Kangahyde is designed for use over concrete floors and works well.

It will be a heck of a lot nicer to stand on then painted concrete AND if you want to do something else down the road you won't have to etch the concrete to prepare it for some of those future options.

Good call on the Kanga Rusty!
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