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Old 04-01-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Hey All,

I am in the process of fixing up my office in my basement. The previous owner actually painted the concrete floor with what I believe was latex paint.

My first question is should I try to remove the paint before installing TrafficMaster Engineered Wood Flooring?

My second question is would it hurt to put a layer of DryLok masonry sealer down first before installing floor or would that hinder the adhesive properties of the glue?

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Old 04-01-2008, 10:08 PM   #2
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My second question is would it hurt to put a layer of DryLok masonry sealer down first before installing floor or would that hinder the adhesive properties of the glue?
That would not make any diffrence hence you got latex paint on the floor anyway. If you worried about glue would not stick so it does not on the latex too.

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Check with the manufacturer of your product, they will answer your questions more intelligently.
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Thanks - will do!

I was thinking of trying to scrape the latex paint off the concrete, and then apply the sealer as a moisture barrier. Its Georgia... and though we are known for our drought, we still have really high humidity. It has been raining lately though.

There isn't a water problem, but the floor is below the grade - I just don't want to end up pulling it up in a couple months due to moisture from humidity.

The previous owner of the home half-assed most of it when he finished the office. To give you an idea, they tried to match 3/8" plywood to 1/2" drywall on the walls.

Its been a fun project though, and its been a great excuse me to acquire more power tools.
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We have the same type of situation and went with dricore as a subfloor. Kind of pricey , $1.50 sq ft. It may be what you are looking for.

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