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  • #16

    Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

    Originally posted by Sidecar Bob View Post
    I've been thinking about this while I taped the drywall. I wonder if 12mm laminate flooring like this would be OK, laid as a floating floor right over the stuff that's there?
    https://www.rona.ca/en/laminate-floo...-grey-84665701

    BTW: I have put a couple of pieces of clear sheet on the floor overnight and I'll see if there's any condensation under them in the morning.
    I think thatís your best bet.
    Its a little more forgiving with uneven floors then the vinyl products.

    Nathan

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    • #17

      Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

      BTW: No sign of moisture under the plastic I put on the floor last night.

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      • #18

        Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

        If you have Mastic visible on the floor and depending how thick it is you won't get water showing up under plastic and inexpensive laminate does not have a very good click/seam connection and again depending on how rough the floor is if it flexes at the seam it may buckle and separate.
        "Do it Right!"

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        • #19

          Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

          Seeing as self levelling concrete was mentioned this Schlter system should work.

          https://goo.gl/images/hzQsAh
          Egon
          from
          The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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          • #20

            Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

            I placed the plastic over bare concrete areas. BTW: Sorry the pic I posted is so crappy - camera quality wasn't a priority when I chose my phone. The dark areas are the black stuff with dust ground into its surface from working over it. Under the remaining carpet & plastic it is shiny black.

            Re Schlter: Ceramic tile is NOT going to happen.
            Last edited by Sidecar Bob; 02-07-2019, 01:00 PM.

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            • #21

              Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

              Originally posted by Sidecar Bob View Post
              I placed the plastic over bare concrete areas.

              Re Schlter: Ceramic tile is NOT going to happen.
              It would make a good level waterproof foundation for flooring.
              Egon
              from
              The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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              • #22

                Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                The house we live in now had carpet in the finished basement, we then had a sump pump sop working and got an inch of water over the carpet.
                When I discovered the water, pumped that out and immediately cut up and removed the carpet, there was an underlay made from a harder rubber foam, waterproof and there never was any dampness showing, it was contact cement glued to the cement floor.
                We removed the glue and installed ceramic tiles.
                The waterproof underlay would be my choice in the OP's case here, easily done and no worries of dampness, carpet can then installed over it, small unevenness should not be a problem IMO.

                Have fun and take care
                Leo Van Der Loo

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                • #23

                  Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                  We are back home now. I spoke to Mum in law about the flooring, half expecting she would insist on replacing the carpet with more of the same but she said she hates carpet and would rather have something she can sweep with a broom. She is very receptive to the idea of some sort of plank, either laminated or vinyl and is willing to spend the extra for vinyl if it is better (I told her it might hold up better if she has another flood) but not for an underlayment unless absolutely required.

                  Now I need to find out if I can I lay vinyl over the uneven substrate....
                  BTW: I got the drywall taped and the first skim coat on this week. Next week will be 2 more skim coats (I'm not good enough to do it in 2) and (hopefully) the week after that sanding & paint so if all goes well we'll be buying the flooring in 3 weeks and I want to have all the decisions except colour made before then.

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                  • #24

                    Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                    You can't lay vinyl over a rough surface. It will show every bump, hole, gap or ridge in the concrete.
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                    • #25

                      Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                      I was afraid someone would say that

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                      • #26

                        Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                        Did someone already suggest that OSB squares with the dimpled plastic backing? You only lose less than an inch & it's super easy & fast to lay down. The perfect solution for this. Then lay whatever kind of flooring you want over top.

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                        • #27

                          Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                          I've had another week to think about it and had a chance to look at flooring &c at a Rona and talk to my neighbour about his basement floor...
                          How about this stuff under 8 or 10mm laminated flooring?
                          https://www.rona.ca/en/flooring-unde...sq-ft-30475000

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                          • #28

                            Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                            Iím using the same stuff on the basement Reno Iím currently on.
                            I havenít started hanging drywall yet.

                            Its a new product but the concept isnít new - itís the same idea as dri core.

                            It should work fine.

                            Nathan

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                            • #29

                              Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                              It depends totally on how rough the floor actually is.
                              "Do it Right!"

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                              • #30

                                Re: Problem basement floor - suggestions welcome

                                The material shown would work well over a thin levelling coat.
                                Egon
                                from
                                The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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