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basement floor (by Bill [NJ]) Feb 19, 2019 9:40 AM
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basement floor (by Bill [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 9:40 AM
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I’m looking to make a very nice, 800 sq-ft, semi-finished basement space, in a dry basement of my rental.

I'm hoping you could give me some thoughts on flooring. Right now, there’s peeling paint on an uneven concrete floor. I’d really like to do a “wood look” floor. BTW, the lowest ceiling height from floor to bottom of joist is 7’-1/2”

Home depot quoted me $8,300 for installing their lifeproof vinyl flooring. A large part of the cost is leveling the floor. My painter quoted me $6,900 for a two-part epoxy and painting all the basement walls, and $4,800 with using Drylok 1-part epoxy floor paint and all the basement walls.

I’m thinking instead of the above options, have my handyman grind down some of the high spots in the concrete floor, and install either allure vinyl, or Costco laminate flooring. I figure the allure would be better at conforming to an uneven floor, but maybe there would be some separation in the joints. I thought I’d need my handyman to grind high spots and pour floor leveling to use the Costco laminate. I’m a little afraid I’d lose my 7’ height using the laminate.

Any thoughts on finishing my uneven, concrete basement floor? I’d really like to make it look nice, that’s why I’m thinking of a wood look. I guess tile would look nice too.

Thanks for any thoughts you can share. - Bill

--100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 10:03 AM
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Are any permits required in your area?

If so, it would be a good idea to talk to building and zoning before you do anything. They may tell you that you need 8 foot ceilings which might make your idea problematic..

If you don't plan to get a permit (not advised if A permit is required - it opens you up to all kinds of problems and liability), then you need to make sure you don't have water problems. If it's always dry, you can buy Dry-Lock and paint it yourself much cheaper. Choice of the look of the floor isis what you want. --23.121.xx.xxx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 10:21 AM
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Interesting question, Richard. I hadn't given permits a thought. I think 7' is the minimum for a basement ceiling. I do have 7' and 1/2" so I'm a little concerned of being less than 7' after the floor. --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 10:27 AM
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The problem with really nice basements is that people will want to use it as a bedroom. Even if you have egress windows, that still means more people living there.

I have basements in nearly all my houses. The most I will do is a basic (one coat) paint job on the concrete floor. The area is then useful as storage, exercise room, etc --199.247.xx.xx




basement floor (by David [NC]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 10:50 AM
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why don't you look at lumber liquidators? Vinyl plank is $.49 sq foot.

i just had a small basement crawlspace maybe 400 to 500 sq ft repaired. They dug outside the foundation, sealed the crack, put waterproofing tar on the outside, refilled the hole and put pine straw out. Inside they prepped, injected cement into the crack, and sealed with 3 coats of drylock. all that cost $3200. Just as a point of reference cost wise.

--71.217.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 11:51 AM
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I would do sheet vinyl. No seams and it can handle unevenness. They make some really nice high quality sheet vinyl these days. Cost effective too. --75.146.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 11:59 AM
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Larry, I like that idea a lot. Any ideas on finding a good installer? I'd imagine Lowes or HD would want me to pay to level the floor, even if the sheet vinyl could stand the uneven surface. I don't think sheet vinyl is something my handyman could do well. --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 12:37 PM
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In my current rehab (as well as my own basement) I rented a concrete grinder, scraped up all the old carpet residue and opened the pores of the concrete to receive concrete stain. I did not go with the acid option but went instead with the Espresso water based product from Sherwin Williams. At my own home (1980s and very level) the result was beautiful. At the rehab (about a decade older and bumpier) the original results were not as great. However, once I put a few coats of wax on, it looks much better.

My rationale at the rental was that, if there is a water entry problem I want to know. I removed all the old paneling and have painted the block and of coarse the floors are all concrete. There really isn't much that can be damaged and it looks good - much better than what was there. Much much more economical than the other options you are looking at. I did all the work myself and I doubt that the materials/rental cost more than $700. --166.137.xx.xx




basement floor (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 12:38 PM
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Do you have a local landlord association? Some of them might have recommendations for local flooring companies. --166.137.xxx.xx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 12:56 PM
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Rangor, that's pretty neat; grind the floor and stain it. My floor is pretty rough too, but with a few area rugs, it could look nice. Looking at some grinder videos, it seems the grinders would be good at removing the existing paint I have on the floor. Thanks.

--100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 12:59 PM
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Still learning, the closest association I know of is 45 minutes away, but maybe it's worth a shot to show up at a meeting and asking for a flooring company recommendation. I'd probably learn of few other things while I was at it. Thanks. --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 1:22 PM
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Bill - yes the grinder will blow through the paint and as much of the surface of the concrete as you like. It can generate a lot of dust (very heavy dust!) so do what you need to do to protect yourself. I will try to post a couple pictures later tonight if anybody is interested in either project. I will add to this thread if I succeed. --166.137.xx.xx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 1:38 PM
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Great Thanks Rangor. --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 1:49 PM
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Use vinyl plank flooring with cork backing. No vapor barrier necessary. Not wood laminate flooring.

Check out video from me handyman on YouTube. He explains it pretty good. --23.121.xx.xxx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 3:27 PM
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Bill Wilso,Knowing where you hail from in Plumbridge Co Tyrone and not averse to getting your hands dirty I d’d forgo all the quotes and roll up your sleeves and do as Brad does ,give it a nice coat of white paint on the floor with some of those sprinkles and cheap too , where I come from we call it Frugal.A coat of Drylock on the walls,then a 4. X. 8’ sheet of 1”” Styrofoam attached with abouto 9 1/ 1/2” tapcons The same number of electricians washers.Then if you want to come out with regular 2. X. 4s and insulate , you can . Finish the walls whatever way you want. After that’s all said and done , unlike Miss Ally I’d not alloy anyone down there unless they’re throwing a party,and I’m invited. If you do,you know who has to pay to get rid of all their priceless pieces of junk( old tires and all kinds of trash) You Do the man with the money,and the truck!........ ........Charlie............ .................Ah that Chicken Pot Pie from Kentucky Fried ,doesn’t taste bad at all!............................. --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Cjo’ [CT]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 3:31 PM
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Oh,and get rid of that grinder....too much dust...............doesn’t go well with the Pot pie!.............. .............. --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 3:36 PM
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Wouldn’t worry too much about the Permits either they get in the way of the Pot Pie wrapper.......................... --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 3:44 PM
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Why do you want to do this? More rent? Seems like the return won't be there --174.234.xxx.xx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 5:01 PM
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#22, I promised my new student tenants (lease starting 6/1/19) that I would refinish the basement floors. The new tenants are paying a significant rent increase from the previous year. My gut tells me that a nice looking wood look floor will be something that future tenants would also like, and would be willing to pay for in the form of increased rent. I say "my gut" because it's hard to know definitively, if an improvement is worth it or not. I'd guess if the floor only last for 3 years, then it wasn't worth it, but if the floor last for 10 years, it would be worth it. Hard to know for sure though.

Richard, I couldn't find me handyman on you tube, but I did see the cork back vinyl and it looked good.

And Cjo’h, can you tell me why it's good to insulate the walls? I can see it adds some energy efficiency, but it seems like plain block walls are fine. Please do tell.

Thanks!! - Bill --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 5:23 PM
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Omg. I need to sell everything and go into the flooring business. --50.107.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 5:28 PM
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I would be cautious of the floor install. Any floor attached to the concrete will only be as sound as the paint. Ceramic floor will lift up if the paint lifts up...the weakest point . --107.242.xxx.x




basement floor (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 5:29 PM
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if you paint, you may have to do it again and again and it seems very high, but he is doing more than the floor. Can the floor be scraped so it's not flaking and just splatter paint and make it artsy ?? College rental? just make it fun. How about Carpet square? Rolled vinyl would be my pick if it could be done without seams. Allure would be my next pick, it is somewhat forgiving if the humps aren't too big, lay it and roll it. What about epoxy they put on garage floors, leave the humps and bumps and sprinkle with the colored flakes. ?? --173.127.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 6:35 PM
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Google rock carpet located in Indiana, or ceramic tiles.

--76.188.xxx.x




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 6:56 PM
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NE, I think a large part of the HD quote cost is to level my bumpy floor. I'd guess it needs to be pretty flat to meet the manufactures requirement for the warranty. I do agree with you, ten bucks a square foot for vinyl sounds a little crazy.

Dan, you got me thinking, unless I'm doing an inexpensive floor paint, I shouldn't rely on anything adhering to the existing paint.

Plenty, I could either paint the floor or pay more for the epoxy, but I'm thinking the "wood look" would show much better, and be a little warmer on the foot, for what that's worth. I like the idea of the rolled vinyl, but I'm afraid of it tearing, especially if the floor is not flat. I think the Allure would be good as you can replace a single plank if there's damage. If I do Allure, this time I'll rent the roller :-)

I visited Lowes tonight and set up a measure. Lowes says the vinyl install starts at $1.50 a square foot and tile install starts at $5 a square foot. FWIW

Thank you everyone for taking the time. Thanks to you I'm much more aware of the flooring options and real-life considerations. - Bill --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 7:18 PM
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i just bought carpet on sale at Mernands for 49cents a foot. It's decent. It's forgiving, Perhaps you have Mernands near you? it's gray in color. They have some other styles for 99cents a foot. 12 foot rolls. That would be warm, wood look is not warm, just looks good! --173.127.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 7:52 PM
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OK I FINALLY got the pictures on my picture page (click on the red outlined box at the top of this page if you haven't used it before). They give you an idea of what both properties looked like before, during and after (not the final 'after' so you will have to still use a little imagination).

I have used the paint and specks idea before and, while initially easier, have to redo it every time there is a move out. Plus to me it just kind of looks cheap.

I really don't think I can beat this for economy ease of maintenance and just a little more of a unique vibe (I think students would like it) but to each their own. I had 50 gallons of water get into the one basement a couple months ago (before digging a french drain around half the house) and it was no big deal. Vacuum it up and move on to the next project. Good luck - hope this helps. Don't let Charlie scare you about the dust. --75.136.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 11:14 PM
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Bill,did a basement in Orange,next town over in a private home the way I described ,makes living there ,very comfortable,they’re happier than a pig in s...know what I mean even with the cold we experience in this area of the universe and in the Summer can also be extremely hot,maybe not as hot as canbera or Adelade. But hot enough! Especially for the reasonable cost........... Charlie.............. --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 11:30 PM
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Bill,if you go the wood look route then regular 3/4” Pre finished Hardwood may be your best choice using 2” cleats over 1/2” plyscore screwed to the concrete with 1 and a quarter inch tapcons.......... Charlie........ --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 11:49 PM
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Rangor Breathing is a habit I got into,can’t seem to shake it,don’t know why.......................... --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 12:09 AM
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Bill,if you’re intent on getting a roller,go ahead and buy it,doesn’t cost that much more than renting,then you’ll have it if you need it just make sure you spray a little 10 w 40

To keep the rust at bay................. --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 12:52 AM
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#22, because Bill W.is a man of honour. Who hails from The Sperrin Hills of Co.Tyrone.if he made a promise , then a man of Honour keeps that Promise........... --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 1:15 AM
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BillW,can’t get rid of me,just like a leach what Plenty suggests about the Carpet squares is also good.Away back I did some building and got Rolls of Carpetting from an outfit in Southern Georgia 12. And 15’ rolls. Don’t know if they’re still there ,we’re very reasonable and delivered right to where you needed it.worth a shot....... Charlie................ still don’t like that grinder..... --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Jo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 1:25 AM
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Almost time for bed.wont sleep much with all that dust floating around..................... , ............ --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 5:36 AM
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Paint w/ Drylock and put down cheapest carpet you can find

easy peezy and inexpensive - looks great and warm --73.182.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 7:42 AM
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Plenty and njsailmaker, carpet is an interesting idea. It’s in my own basement for 15 years (same carpet) and has survived a flood (removed padding and took outside to dry) and some smaller water mishaps (used shopvac to pull the water out and dehumidifier). I wouldn’t have to level floor, maybe just grind down some high spots. It would add esthetic and temperature (maybe a little) warmth to the space. It would absorb some sound from the TV and conversation. If water got on the carpet and I didn’t know, I’d probably need to throw it away. Maybe I could get some moisture detector that would call my phone. Maybe carpet would cost me $5 sq ft x 800 sq feet = $4000

The other option, I thought of this morning, is to ceramic or porcelain tile the basement. I would look good, but it would be cold in the winter (maybe a good thing in summer), would not absorb sound from the TV, but it would last 20 years, unless I needed to tear up the floor, to replace the main drain under the floor. I also only have 7’ ˝” ceiling (bottom of joist) height, so I’d want to put the tile right on the concrete which I think is iffy. My guestimate to do tile is: $1,500 floor prep (level floor), $2 sq for tile * 800 sq feet = $1600 for materials, and $5 sq for install * 800 sq feet = $8000 for a total of $11,100 (yikes).

This is for a 10-bedroom house, and my experience has been that a rent increase would probably cover either option, as rent increases are divided among 10 or so student renters. I’d wild guess the carpet payback time would be two years, and the tile floor payback time would be five years. I'm leaning towards the carpet option at this point.

Thank you both for taking the time to respond!! - Bill

--100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 7:51 AM
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Rangor, thanks for posting the photos. The basement in images 1-7 really turned out nice. Like you said, the floor really looked good once the wax(?) was applied. As you mentioned, the older house floor in images 9-14, did not look as good. I think that my older house would turn out similar to your older house. as there's a lot of imperfections in my basement floor. If it would look like the first house in the photos, I would do my basement the same way, as it really did have a cool vibe. I'm just not so sure with my imperfect floor. Thank you!! - Bill --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 8:00 AM
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Charlie, as I mentioned above, I’m leaning towards the carpet. I like the squares, as you can replace one section (if you remember where you put them), but I’m a little afraid of all those seems on my bumpy floor. Thanks for the offer(?) on the rolls of carpet, but I’m a stickler on color (even though I never get it right) and would want to pick a certain color and style of carpet. Thanks Charlie! - Bill --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 11:30 AM
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50 CENTS a sq ft at Home Depot = $400

put something useful over the concrete bumps like a small bar or seating --73.182.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 11:50 AM
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Use the thinnest possible flooring and that would be self stick vinyl. They use throw rugs or area rugs to make it nice. YOu are right on the height problem if you use laminate and I don't trust any basement not to get wet and ruined at least once. In fact you could just repaint the floor and use area rugs. --173.61.xxx.xx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 1:52 PM
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nhsailmaker, I just had HD redo the $8,300 vinyl quote, instead using carpet, and the price was $2,600, for a pretty nice commercial carpet, padding and install. I think HD is doing a free install so the price is for the carpet and padding.

--100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 2:15 PM
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Bill,just woke up almost 5 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon re reading my recommendations yesterday,must have been half asleep when I gave them. That framing,keep an 1” space between the styrofoam and it,does something,and gives more of an illusion of warmth and relaxation,maybe it does,maybe it doesn’t,I don’t know.And also get reckless with the cheap caulking($1.28)a tube......... ........ Charlie..................... I still don’t like that stuff your talking about,too easily cracked and hard to handle,... ............even for a good handiman............. --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 10:04 PM
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you get what you pay for

I was going cheapest route.

This is College boys? - at $400 you roll it out and tape under the seams with double sided tape and when trashed - you do it again and again.

HD has a durable indoor / outdoor 50 cent carpet - skip padding and install

--73.182.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2019 11:00 PM
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Had 50 freshmen girls, never did any damage,wish we had held on to that building,,,, Charlie......... --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2019 8:43 AM
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I should have mentioned in my original post, the flooring is for my "luxury" (relatively) student rental. I'm told I have the nicest houses at the university. You might ask is it worth it to have the nicest house, and my response would be: I think so. I can be selective to who I rent to, my houses are never vacant, the rents I get cover my improvement costs, and I really enjoy making and having the nicest house. So, I'm usually not looking for the least expensive solution. I really hope that didn't sound arrogant, I'm just trying to explain where I'm coming from. Thank you all!! - Bill --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2019 1:24 PM
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Bill,We also made a nice one bedroom apartment in the basement and gave it to an older student who we desnogated as an RA(resident assistant) so we had very little contact with the other students ourselves. Worked good,didn’t charge her anything. 7’ ceiling height seems alright to me,Unless you have a bunch of hockey players in there.wee wee noh yes.. ......... Charlie......... --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2019 8:38 PM
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I put 79 cent Berber style HD carpet in 2 basement rooms I glued it down 1st time and when it flooded from the fire it all came loose. 2nd time I used carpet tape. If you are going for higher end then do padding w tack strips. None of the box store sheet vinyl is durable.

Proper prep of concrete if painting or patching is to acid clean w muriatic acid.

Not sure I'd make it inviting for college students to party in a basement if there is no exit. --99.203.xx.xx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2019 6:41 AM
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Small potatoes, that is interesting you say sheet vinyl from box store is not durable. I thought sheet might work well over a bumpy floor, but I did hear about sheet ripping and you're confirming this. I'm guessing ceramic or porcelain tile would be the best high end option, except the cost, and i may loose my 7' ceiling height (7'-1/2" now).

And good point about inviting a party. This was brought up in my 2018 post "Basement recreation space". There is a door that opens to stairs going outside, but I'm not sure if the city needs to put some "approved for watching TV and party space" seal of approval on the basement. The zoning board approved the basement as a recreation space, but not as a sleeping area. --100.1.xxx.xxx




basement floor (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2019 3:22 PM
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Bill,as far as finding out, don’t poke. Let sleeping dogs lye........Charlie....................... --32.214.xxx.xx




basement floor (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2019 7:20 PM
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"let sleeping dogs lye" Thanks Charlie. Bill --100.1.xxx.xxx



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