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Old 06-02-2008, 11:43 AM  
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I remembered something I looked into before. We aren't ready to finish our basement yet, but there are these soft, foam mats used for exercise areas, kids play areas. I did a quick Google and came up with this:

https://www.softtiles.com/content/view/28/39/

The price isn't bad, the colors are somewhat bright though, and my 4yo twins could probably install it.



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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.
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I remembered something I looked into before. We aren't ready to finish our basement yet, but there are these soft, foam mats used for exercise areas, kids play areas. I did a quick Google and came up with this:

https://www.softtiles.com/content/view/28/39/

The price isn't bad, the colors are somewhat bright though, and my 4yo twins could probably install it.



We have tiles based on that idea already, lol - alphabet tiles from the toy store - they are great, and actually cost less than the ones at that link. I'm about to Freecycle them now that my kids are bigger.
But I'm thinking more adult-y (in spite of my already professed affinity for slides, lol).
We don't have moisture issues at all... yeah, thinkin' carpeting!
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