Vinyl plank or laminate in basement

Old 11-09-06, 12:06 PM
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Vinyl plank or laminate in basement

I plan to begin a basement remodel and would like to install a wood-like floor. I have read about the many negatives of using laminate in basements. Our house is 8 years old and dry to the eye but who knows...I was orginally thinking of using Dricore then laminate but now I am thinking that a vinyl plank would work better. I am also considering the temperatue under foot as I am in New England. If I went with the vinyl, what would go underneath? DRIcore's site says you have to install yet another 1/4" subfloor over the DRIcore prior to installing the vinyl. That's seems like a lot of work and expense. Many thanks!
Old 11-09-06, 04:53 PM
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Concrete is actually a huge sponge that soaks up a surprising amount of water which is detrimental with adhesives and woods. There are ways to deal with it, but I'd suggest following the manufacturer's requirements. That way, if the job goes sour, it's on them, not you.

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