Flooring suggestion

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rcosta
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Flooring suggestion

Post by rcosta » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:53 pm

Hello,

I am pulling up a carpet in our finished basement and looking to put down a floor. The base is concrete and still has the padding from the carpet.

At the home center today I saw many options: vinyl squares, tile that looks like wood and wood strips (e.g. Pergo). I have only installed the latter and know nothing about the 1st two.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thank you.

Rich

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Re: Flooring suggestion

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:11 pm

I'm a hardwood kinda guy, whether it's full thickness or engineered. Pergo and similar products just don't last and they swell up and are unrepairable if they ever get wet.
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Re: Flooring suggestion

Post by Shannon » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:22 pm

In a basement I would go with a LVP flooring , I would never install hardwood or engineered wood in a basement.
You can get very realistic wood look LVP and moisture is no issues with it. It can be glued down if your concrete is in good shape or installed as a floating floor .
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Re: Flooring suggestion

Post by rcosta » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks. I did not know LVP was a thing. I appreciate the time.

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Re: Flooring suggestion

Post by johny rryan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:41 am

I prefer to use rubber flooring, that keeps your floor to increase high grip properties and it is more useful in rented homes for temporary making changes.

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