Originally Posted by canoes
I've been told I need to put a floating floor (laminate) in the basement we're finishing. I've been told different things about what to put under it.
It has french drains and previous owner obviously had some water issues but it's been ok for me so far.
Do I use a 1. thin vapor barrier then a pad?
2. Just the pad?
3. Do I need to have the dimpled padding?
I'm putting dri core in mine, but I value the ease of carry materials down there. if I had a helper I'd be doing the rll of dimpled material, then OSB and all that tap con'd down.
my basement has never been wet sinc eI lived here and there was no sign of water intrusion at all when I ripped out the old vinyl and carpet they had down there.
if you do have any concerns with water, definately use something dimpled. I don't and I still am.