Basement Floors

Old 11-13-02, 08:14 PM
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I bought a house with a "finished" basement that is anything but finished. One room has hardwood floors that have buckeled. The rest of the rooms have a carpet that appears to be throwned down over the padding. The padding is layed directly on the concrete floor. I want to put new carpeting down, but I don't want to drastically decrease the head room. Any suggestions?
Old 11-14-02, 10:46 PM
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There is nothing wrong with laying pad directly under the carpet. Tack strips would be installed and then stretched accordingly. This is fine as long as we don't have existing moisture issues on the floor or walls. This won't effect your head room at all.

The issue of the hardwood flooring, is this a floating floor or was it done with sleepers, ply and nailed down? If it has buckled, installation may not had been done properly and/or you may have a moisture problem. Check this out before you consider the carpeting install as mentioned above.

Hope this helps!

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