Flooring options for damp basement

Old 10-17-05, 04:58 PM
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Flooring options for damp basement

What would be the best flooring to put in a basement if you are concerned about future water problems and survive getting a little damp?
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Old 10-18-05, 06:18 AM
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Best flooring option, ceramic tile or you could paint or stain the concrete.
Old 10-18-05, 07:51 AM
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dimad -

Are you talking about finish flooring? I wouldn't put anything other than paint on a damp concrete floor. Personally, I would recommend a subfloor and then a finish floor if you already have dampness. I would highly recommend dricore, or a similar product, then you put whatever you want on top of it. I just installed 207 dricore panels, alone, in about 16 hours. It's on the expensive side, but has a vapor barrier attached and is MUCH better to walk on than concrete. It will also warm the room up. I have a thermometer down there and have noticed an increase of 2-3 degrees in room temp. I expect a few more once the room is completely finished.

Do a search and you will a lot of info about subfloors in basements.

Good luck,

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