Cement Floor

Old 05-24-04, 11:28 AM
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Cement Floor

For those of you that have either finished or are in the process f finishing, what did you do about the concrete floor? Did you just put carpeting on top of the concreate? Did you put a subfloor in?
Old 05-27-04, 11:23 AM
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Its more in what do you want to do. You could just paint. Or how dry is the floor all the time . Put a 2'X2' piece of poly down on the floor and tape it down see if it get wet at all under it. that should tell you how to go.

Old 05-27-04, 02:17 PM
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Depends what you want and how moist it is. I trusted our moisture factor enough to do a regular padded carpet--we bought pretty good stuff. If you don't trust it, go with tile or vinyl. There's some really good looking vinyl that looks like wood, etc.

There's a tradeoff:

Tile-coldest/hardest/best bet for moisture


Carpet (glue down)

Carpet (padded) softest/warmest/worst case scenario in a flood!
Old 05-27-04, 08:22 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I spoke with my building inspector today, and he mentioned that I if I am putting carpet with padding I should be fine. I initially thought I should put 1/2 in plywood then the carpet, but he stated that I didn't need to do that, the padding would take make up for the hardness of the cement floor.

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