Originally Posted by triptakers
No! You're just saying what my husband has been saying - but who listens to their husbands?
Pergo's not organic, though, and the box even says it's good for basements.... so would it really be as "bad as wood"?
Still looking for something softer than tile, but am a little low on good ideas... might start pushing for carpet...ahhh for the tootsies!
I would say pergo is WORSE than wood for a basement. It IS organic. Pergo is a picture of wood glued to a fiberboard substrate. That fiberboard will expand like a sponge if it gets wet and then fall apart when it dries.
Tile will handle moisture.
Consider mitigating all moisture first. Once thats done you can use virtually any flooring. I prefer carpet with a good pad right on the concrete. Its relatively inexpensive, goes down fast, looks good and is warm under foot.