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Old 01-28-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hi all really need best recommendation for flooring New construction walk out basement concrete floor 3 season cottage will be well below zero in winter. Carpet not an option would be high traffic 3 kids 3 dogs

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Porcelain tile it is freeze thaw stable, or a ceramic that is freeze thaw stable, Sheet Vinyl, Commercial vinyl tile (not peel and stick)

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Porcelain tile it is freeze thaw stable, or a ceramic that is freeze thaw stable, Sheet Vinyl, Commercial vinyl tile (not peel and stick)
Now what would you recommend as a sub we were looking at a all in one product from superseal.ca I like the sheet vinyl idea or the ceramic we are trying to do as much ourselves if possible
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You cannot use the All in One By Superseal. If you go to their web site it says it is for laminate and carpet. You can go over the concrete with vinyl or ceramic. Just make sure it is freeze thaw stable. Do a moisture test over the concrete before installing either product. You can do this by taping a peice of plastic (3 feet by 3 feet) down to the concrete. Leave it there for a week. See if there is any moisture that collects under it. If moisture is present you will need to put a sealer on the floor. If you choose ceramic, it is not hard to install yourself. Do a search on "How to install ceramic. Read alot of different sites. Some are good, and some are bad. Take all of your reading knowledge and put the best parts into putting your new floor down.
Make sure and pull your base and use a hand saw to under cut the doors. Do this by laying a peice of the cardboard box the tile comes in under a peice of tile. This will give the hight you need for the tile to go under the jam. Push the hand saw flat to the tile to cut.
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Should I just put a sealer down anyway? Better safe then sorry type deal. I have done some tiling in past with goods results this is a cottage just wanted something easy lol
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It won't hurt to put the sealer down.

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