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Old 10-27-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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wood floor in my basement


I would like a wood floor in my basement is this ok

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:45 AM   #2
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wood floor in my basement


I think its good. I wanted wood floors in my basement. The flooring guys said to me that i would have to put a sub floor down first. Since my floor was very level, they suggested me to do a wood parque floor, then I picked out good pattern and had it installed and finished and also stained to match my upstairs floors. I did that in my bar downstairs and on the landing area to separate the stairs visually from the carpet in the basement. I have had it down for about eight years now and it still looks great! No warping and nothing looks different. I would say that I live where we never have rain, and when we do, it is a monsoon! We have never had leaking in the basement, so make sure of that, but it can be done.

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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This is a very loaded question.

Is your basement dry? Tape down a piece of clear plastic (like a thick painter's tarp) - about 2 feet by 2 feet using duct tape to the floor.

Let it sit for 2-3 days.

See if there is moisture under it.

If not, then you may be ok to put down a wooden floor. I would not use laminate, however! You definitely should put down a subfloor. Your best bet wood be to put down Dricore. A little more expensive than plywood but MUCH MUCH better in a possibly compromised area.

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