Dri-Core necessary?

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Old 12-28-06, 05:35 PM
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Dri-Core necessary?

I have finished insulating the walls (with 2" foam insulation glued to the concrete walls). I did the floor test and came up with no moisture. The basement has always been very dry (50+ year old home).

Do I put dri-core down or just an 8 lb. carpet pad and carpet? My ceiling is only 7' high.

Also, is it recommended to insulate the ceiling (for soundproofing)?
 
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Old 12-29-06, 06:20 AM
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I'm a little jaded by my own basement when I say this, but instead of carpet why not use something like tile or rolled vinyl? Basically something water really can't hurt and that won't hold mold.
 
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Old 12-29-06, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chemist308 View Post
I'm a little jaded by my own basement when I say this, but instead of carpet why not use something like tile or rolled vinyl? Basically something water really can't hurt and that won't hold mold.
Yeah, I have thought about it. We have hardwood floors everywhere upstairs so we kind of wanted something different downstairs. Plus, it will be a movie room, so carpet would be better for sound.

I think if you have a good quality subfloor (like dri-core), it shouldn't matter what you put down. Just wanted to get some other opinions.

As soon as I get to the other side of the basement (where a small bathroom and office will be) I plan on putting tile down with the little heat wires underneath.
 
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