basement carpet

ermachefJanuary 12, 2014

We have a 3 year old home with no water problems and excellent exterior grading. We want to install carpet on the concrete that will hold up well with entertaining, children, etc., yet not break the bank. The basement is a walk-out. Any suggestions?

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See previous GW thread.

I'd add that in new homes with 5" of gravel and 4-5" of concrete, I've had good experience with glue-down low-pile synthetic carpeting with no underpads. Lots of dehumidification, year round if necessary. For maximum protection, I'd suggest Delta FL (or equivalent) followed by plywood.

This post was edited by worthy on Sun, Jan 12, 14 at 11:12

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 11:10AM
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starraffy

Even upper rooms have moisture in the air.what more with the basement? Sometimes the source isn't always what you initially think. dryer will dry up humidity level in basement

Even if you don't think you have moisture problem in your basement, a dehumidifier is a good idea.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 11:13PM
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Basements have more moisture than abovegrade space for a variety of reasons, including: moisture drive, which always goes from areas of more pressure to less pressure, and from warm to cold; rising damp going upward through the footings and concrete floor; condensation on cold basement walls; and the movement of bulk water.

Here is a link that might be useful: Moisture Sources in a Basement

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 7:06PM
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starraffy

i don't agree with carpets in the basement as it usually moist down there to compare with upper rooms.. but you can still have carpets provided the heating system in your basement is good or use a dehumidifier to lessen the moist and avoid molds.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 11:24PM
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