Wood floor in basement an option?

jvanMarch 5, 2007

How hard is it to put in wooden floors in the basement? I understand it can be complicated due to the concrete floor which is usually uneven. Any other suggestions for a good flooring? This will be for a billiard room. The rest of the basement has pile carpet and we thought something different(non-carpet) would be nice in the billiard room.

Thanks.

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fnmroberts

Personally, I would not put wood on a basement floor. There a people who do, I know. I believe the potential for a sump pump failure or water heater leak is too great.

How about ceramic tile under the pool table.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 6:27AM
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georgiapoollover

Well.....we have snap lock wood flooring in our bar in our basement. We put down some kind of plastic underneath before the floor went down. Ours has been fine for a year now. Its a floating floor. In a billiard room, tile is a good choice. We personally have berber carpet.

Here is a link that might be useful: basement

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 8:16AM
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dgmarie

We toured a home with a wood floor in the basement. It was a walkout. It looked lovely. I remember my husband saying if we bought the house he wanted a separate insurance policy on just the floor! If it rained, flooded or otherwise came up, what an expense!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 9:00PM
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worthy

It's recommended to use only engineered wood or laminate for basements over Dricore or similar products.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 10:41PM
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ravlegend

I have considered wood floor in my basement (over dricore). However, I had ruled it out due to high possibility of scratching the wood surfaces due to moving my billiard table /ping pong table around even after setting them up.

Wall to wall carpeting and ceramic tile in the wet area are my preference now.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2007 at 3:51PM
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ron6519

Solid wood prefinished floors are not recommended in a basement by any manufacturer I know of. I would research the options by looking at the manufacturers recommendations. Personally, I have ceramic tile with an area rug.
Washers, plumbing issues,etc.. all the water has no place to go.
Ron

    Bookmark   March 8, 2007 at 7:06PM
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nancyinmich

I believe I have heard of ceramic/porcelain tile that is made to look like hardwood flooring.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 5:42PM
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chalifax

There are also some darn fine looking vinyl(!) floors that look a lot like wood. They come as peel-and-stick planks instead of tiles. I've seen photos of this type of product in the home of a poster on the home decorating board. I was shocked that it was vinyl. If your floor had small bumps, you'd have to level it, but it would be a great option for any water damage possibilities. I also saw Candice Olson on HGTV's Divine Design use this type of floor in a basement.

Carol

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 6:07PM
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