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Old 07-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Flooring options for basement


Hi friends,

Thinking about redoing our basement and need some recommendations on what type of flooring to get. Right now it's a concrete slab. It flooded last year so we had to rip out the carpet and drywall. It is humid down there so looking to get a moisture friendly floor in laminate or open to any other options. We do not want to get carpet again.

What do you recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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Personally, because of humidity and below grade, I would not put in any laminate, hardwood or carpeting.

The only thing that works in the basement is ceramic tiling. Yes, cold, but works the best. You can always put infloor heating to warm it up.

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Hi friends,

Thinking about redoing our basement and need some recommendations on what type of flooring to get. Right now it's a concrete slab. It flooded last year so we had to rip out the carpet and drywall. It is humid down there so looking to get a moisture friendly floor in laminate or open to any other options. We do not want to get carpet again.

What do you recommend?

Thanks in advance.
There aren't many laminates out there that are rated for below grade and even so there are ones rated I wouldn't recomend laminate or any engineered floor since you have flooding issues and humidity.

Can you find out what is causing flooding?
If that's not able to be fixed them my only suggestion is to raise the floor, sub pump then carpet. Or tile
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There aren't many laminates out there that are rated for below grade and even so there are ones rated I wouldn't recomend laminate or any engineered floor since you have flooding issues and humidity.

Can you find out what is causing flooding?
If that's not able to be fixed them my only suggestion is to raise the floor, sub pump then carpet. Or tile
There's a slight crack. The rain pipe was pointed straight down at it. I got an extension and pointed it away. No more flooding. We do have a subpump but the carpet soaked up all the water before it reached.
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There's a slight crack. The rain pipe was pointed straight down at it. I got an extension and pointed it away. No more flooding. We do have a subpump but the carpet soaked up all the water before it reached.

I am going to install Floridatile HDP Berkshire in my basement. The look of wood but porcelain tile.

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Rubber flooring is resilient, homogeneous in color, provides a thermal couple, is essentially water proof, and can be put down and taken up with extreme ease to allow for any cleanup efforts in the case of water spillage and/or seepage.
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