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    Basement floor covering ideas

    I had to remove the carpet from my basement after the floods and I'm finally to the point that I need to put something back down. If it was up to me I'd just leave bare concrete and paint it but that won't fly with my wife. I definitely don't want traditional carpet/padding like I had before. So, what are some other options people have used/seen?



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    We are getting estimates to finish our basement. More than one contractor has suggested the vinyl that looks like wood. He showed us some pics and it looks pretty sweet.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    Just some carpet, don't tack it down, and don't put a pad under it. That way, next time it starts getting wet, you can roll it up without having to get the whole thing soaked.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    Are you expecting to have a flood again? If so, finishing it with anything is a dumb idea tbo. Otherwise, a solid surface is really the only plausible solution. Carpet with pad or not is a silly idea, area rugs maybe. However, there are some nice tile designs, or as another suggested vinyl flooring.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    The obvious answer is to move and start over



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I had to remove the carpet from my basement after the floods and I'm finally to the point that I need to put something back down. If it was up to me I'd just leave bare concrete and paint it but that won't fly with my wife. I definitely don't want traditional carpet/padding like I had before. So, what are some other options people have used/seen?

    I would contact adam.parde@theflooringguysdsm.com I just got an amazing deal on tiling for my kitchen, bathroom and entry way.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    do you have a sump?

    I'd go vinyl faux wood if yes


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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    After my basement flooded a couple of times (bad landscaping which has been corrected), I put in carpet tiles, glued direct with pressure sensitive adhesive. If part of it ever gets wet, I can pull them up and replace them (I bought extra for this purpose).



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    depending on how much you want to spend and how tall the ceilings are in your basement you could put down a Dricore subfloor first and then carpet or pergo or whatever.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    You can buy the carpet that has foam padding attached and just roll that out and cut to fit. It rolls up fairly easy if it gets wet and you need to dry it out. The vinyl is good for a high moisture areas and it comes in wood and stone tile patterns. If you want a tile look you can saw cut grooves into the concrete at 2' intervals, stain the concrete and fill the grooves with grout.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    Wood chips and straw to help soak up the water.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    I went with the vinyl flooring that lays in strips/adhesive in the form of planks, doesn't require an underlayment, and you can put rugs on it if you want, and it its cheap, and it looks nice. Just take your time in doing it so there are no gaps. I got a color/wood grain that matches the real hardwoods upstairs, and everyone talks about how expensive our finished basement looks.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    The obvious answer is to move and start over
    This is my preferred solution as well.



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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    I think I'd still paint the floor first. Then fill it with carpet remnants and throw rugs. You can cut a carpet remnant yourself and they will fit well enough no one will know they're not professionally installed. I've done it myself several times.

    If it gets wet again you're not out much and you know you did the right thing. If it stays dry for a couple of years you'll feel safer about putting down something more permanent then.


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    Re: Basement floor covering ideas

    Waterproof basement.



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