Basement flooring for sewing room

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Old 10-16-08, 06:46 PM
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Question Basement flooring for sewing room

What can I put on the floor of a basement for a sewing room and how would I do it? Can I use peel and stick tiles? I do not want something that will dent.
 
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Old 10-18-08, 06:37 AM
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I think I'd go with ceramic tile.
 
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Old 10-18-08, 06:59 AM
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I go with Carpet and No pad!
 
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Old 10-18-08, 07:15 AM
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I have commercial/industrial carpeting which has padding already attached to it. It's low pile, inexpensive, and is very soft and warm under the feet and vacuums easy. Only thing you have to watch out for is the occasional dropped pin. Sorry, I disagree with Airman as you defininitely need padding underfoot.
The other flooring I recommend would be laminate flooring or wood or wood look flooring, with some anti fatigue mats tossed around.
 
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Old 10-18-08, 11:26 AM
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A pad should never be used in a basement for fear of mold and moisture.
 
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Old 10-18-08, 12:56 PM
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Guess it depends on your basement. Mine is partially above ground and and my area is high up so I don't have any water, mold or moisture issues.
I still would not recommend carpet without padding. I stand more than I sit and there's no way I could stand on basement floor carpeting without padding. A soft flooring would be a better option in that case.
 
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Old 10-18-08, 06:54 PM
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In green grass states having a pad under carpet in a basement is just a time bomb waiting to go off. With the pad going to hold the RH and any moisture. Padding in basements is bad for IAQ.
 
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