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Old 12-12-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
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Basement wall covering


I am looking to put up some wall covering to finish off my laundry room in the basement. the issue I have is right by the stairs, I don't have enough space to put a lot of backing support. Would it be possibly to put up a 4x8 sheet of the beadboard looking panel and just securing it at the top to the sill and the bottom to the stair stringer and using 1 x 1/4" strips glued to it to space it off the wall so there is an airspace. The walls have been sealed before and I don't get water from any of the walls in the laundry room currently. This would only be for a 12 foot section near the stairs and the walls are concrete.

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Here is a picture of the area I want to put the wall up in. As you can see, there isn't a lot of space here.




Another thought I had while reading some other basement posts was 1/2" - 1" XPS foam and then just attach the bead board to that directly with no drywall or studs. Would that be an option? Or do I need a small airspace between the foam and the bead board?
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That is a pretty narrow space to work in. If it were me and I had to have a finished look, I would install 1" furring strips against the wall and then fasten the paneling to the wall. You'll need to install a handrail, so the furring strips would give you a little material to attach to as well.
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