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Would it be a bad idea to place 3/8 plywood directly on the subfloor and then have the basement carpeted?

do you have to elevate the subfloor? I know its recommended but I figured it the plywood directly on the subfloor would be better than nothing.

any feedback would be great

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Those are pricey. Google this as an alternative... "dimpled polyurethane underlayment" You can also use just a vapor barrier, but if there is moisture problems, mold is soon to follow.
 

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The dimpled material plus 1/2 plywood separately runs about $1.20/sq ft vs $1.5/sq ft for the premade 2x2. And if the 2x2 prepmade materials click together and flat as a single unit, that extra cost quoted seem worth it.
 
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