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Advice for basement floor alternative to tile (with underfloor heating)

Advice for basement floor alternative to tile (with underfloor heating)

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Old 03-22-14, 08:54 PM
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Advice for basement floor alternative to tile (with underfloor heating)

We have an old concrete slab in our basement that we are looking to finish - we are on a limited budget. We are in Michigan so ideally would like to add some electric mats before installing finished floor, but that's not required.

Here's where we are at:
1. Concrete floor isn't even;
2. We would like to add heating;
3. Ceilings are low so we don't have ability to add a lot of depth;
4. Near lakes so moisture is a problem.

Could we level concrete with standard product covering 1/4 inch and imbed heating? Can we then cover with finished OSB rather than tile?

I sure do appreciate any ideas on what we could do.
 
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Old 04-13-14, 02:09 PM
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Please elaborate more on what you mean when you write "near lakes so moisture is a problem." Do you have active leaking, standing water, cracks or crevices where water seeps through? Or do you have more of a general dampness? Whatever your situation, the first thing to do is deal with the moisture problems. Giving a more detailed explanation of the moisture issues and showing pictures will give others in the forum a better sense on how to answer your questions.

How out of level is your concrete floor? Does it have a covering on it now, such as paint, clear sealer, or other floor covering? Give the measured height of the ceiling.
 
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