Type of flooring over a subfloor

stir_fryiAugust 24, 2010

We are putting an insulated sub-floor in the basement and eventually drywall and ceiling.

Is laminate wood an ok choice for over the subfloor? I do want carpet in the "living" area but I though the laminate wood under the "play area" -- ping pong table, toy area would be good. Not really interested in tile (too hard, too cold).

Also, anyone know anything about the cheap wood laminate sold at Costco?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
worthy

Is laminate wood an ok choice for over the subfloor?

Usually. But only if you have a properly insulated installed subfloor designed to handle moisture. That means XPS and ply or Delta FL or Dri Cor or equivalent systems followed by ply. However, laminate will not survive standing water. That's why I prefer tile or stone or non-rubber backed carpets in basements.

I have about 1200 sf of Costco laminate stacked in my garage. Its 14.3mm thick including a self-backer, with an AC3 rating. Too good a deal to pass up, said my installer. Now where to put it!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 10:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Basement Plans Thoughts?
Hello, Planning to finishing my basement and hoping...
NYcRavi
Which drywall to use in the basement?
Hi, I am finishing a basement that is under the attached...
Vesh
Easier way to burst up concrete?
Since it seem I have to do some concrete busting work...
ravlegend
upgrade R11 to R13 insulation in basement?
We are in the process of remodeling our basement. We...
Desirun2
What kind of ceiling to do?
We are wanting to finish out basement rustic/lodge...
jencox5508
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™