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Old 08-15-2014, 04:35 PM  
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I'm just not a fan of laminate in the basement. I want a product that is waterproof and easy to clean. Can vinyls products be installed over underlay and/or insulation?
There are systems that could be used, I've always just put it on concrete.
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I took a serious look at Dri-core and was set to use it in my basement. Then I started finding posts and articles like this one:
http://www.cqs.com/homeqa/dricore.htm

If you can guarantee your basement will not have water - ever, then maybe Dricore will work for you. It should allow the concrete to breathe, but any bit of water will be a problem.



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See statements like "if you can guarantee your basement will not have water" scare me. It's an older house and I'm looking for a long term flooring solution, so that's likely a guarantee I can't make. That's why I'm leaning towards a system that can survive water (just in case). The delta fl underlay seems like a strong candidate for this. I just don't know what to put on top.

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From what i have read about Delta, you add a subfloor of plywood (1/2"?) above it and you have all your choices back in play. In which case, i would would be inclined to vinyl planks or sheet flooring.

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Would I be able to replace that subfloor with 1/2 foam insulation?

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Refer to Post #7 above.

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Ahhh right. I did read that. :P

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So if I wanted thermal insulation I would need to build a plywood subfloor as well, right? Or are there easier ways?

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Just one comment, I have never seen plywood put in a basement or on any concrete floor, that wasn't a disaster. It has ALWAYS failed.



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