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Old 09-13-2014, 02:13 AM   #1
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Basement Bathroom floor suggestion


I'm redoing the basement (concrete) with laminate and has been debating heat to do in the bathroom. I like the look of tile but fear it will be cold and not so come What do you guys recommend.
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Vinyl with a throw rug or 2 or 3 in strategic locations. Works just fine for some, way too old fashion for others.
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Heat mat under ceramic tile is a nice heat option--and no chance for water damage--Just a thought.
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#1 Laminate never should be used in a bathroom!!
Add to that it's in a basement and it a sure way to have issues.
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What's the issue with using it in a basement ?
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Any moisture will cause it to delaminate.
It has to be able to expand and contract or it's going to buckle, how's it going to do that with a toilet bolted down on top of it?
Impossible to 100% seal at the tub or shower where the gap is 100%.
One over flowing toilet, plumbing leak, sump pump fail, moisture rising under the slab and it's trashed.
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Some good options for a basement would be to use tile with heating (as another person suggested), engineered hardwood, laminate, or maybe even staining or polishing the concrete.. For the bathroom I'd stick with tile or polished concrete if you have a bathtub/shower for the same reasons the other guy mentioned.. Best of luck with your project!
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I've never understood what the deal is with tile and a cold floor.

Are we afraid of getting our little footsies cold?

Are people no longer able to wear slippers?

Go ahead and put shag carpet in the bathroom.
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HAhahaa. The tootsies don't like cold floors. May be a slipper house
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