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Old 10-02-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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I have a walk out basement, currently carpet, concrete slab underneath. We have 2 kids and 2 dogs. The carpet is 1973 shag that may be coming back into fashion, but I don't want it. I also don't want to replace it with another carpet due to kid/dog/husband spills/staining issues. I liked duraceramic but my husband (former contractor for 14 yrs) is afraid of putting it over the possibly unlevel slab. Any suggestions??

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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I have a walk out basement, currently carpet, concrete slab underneath. We have 2 kids and 2 dogs. The carpet is 1973 shag that may be coming back into fashion, but I don't want it. I also don't want to replace it with another carpet due to kid/dog/husband spills/staining issues. I liked duraceramic but my husband (former contractor for 14 yrs) is afraid of putting it over the possibly unlevel slab. Any suggestions??
I am not too familiar with duraceramic.

With real ceramic tile, variations in the floor can be dealt with while installing using the thinset. Or, thinset could be screeded over low spots a day ahead of time, if they're really bad. Tile doesn't need to be level, just FLAT. Of course, the area could possibly be poured over with some self-leveler as well.

The only other material I can think of besides carpet that couldn't care less about variations in floor is sheet vinyl.

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