Finishing Basement.


Old 01-25-14, 01:24 PM
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Finishing Basement.

Hello, I am planning on finishing my basement.
I would like to know what products would be good to use as a sub floor over the concrete floor.

I am planning on putting some type of laminate flooring down..

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Old 01-27-14, 05:10 PM
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I'm a fan of rubberized flooring. No sub floor is needed & water can't damage it. Otherwise 3/4 plywood would be the next choice.
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Moisture and laminate are a bad combination and with basements typically having moisture infiltration, I would not install laminate. Ceramic tile is my first choice.
Old 01-28-14, 10:52 AM
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Welcome to the forums! No fan of laminate, or MDF with a picture of wood on it. I would opt for 5/8" click lock engineered flooring over a manufacturer's approved underlayment. IMO, placing plywood on concrete is asking for issues down the road, including door intersections, etc. I also like the rubberized (Allure) type flooring. It is tough and almost impervious to moisture, dogs and kids.
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Thanks for the replies i am thinking about using dricore as the sub floor... and i plan to put the laminate just in the games / tv room

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