Mar 02, 2009 5:57 pm
I am currently refinishing my basement. I painted the concrete walls w/ that DryLoc waterproofing paint before I put up my 2 x 4 walls. I saw the demo at Home Depot and it sold me on it. It wasn't fun to do (that stuff smells) as well as it takes some time but it's done and over with.
Now, the question is what do I do with the bare concrete floor?
I will be putting carpeting in half of the basement w/ a nice pad for comfort.
In the other part of the basement I plan to put Mannington laminate planks that look like real wood. Under this I will use the recommended vapor barrier per Mannington recommendations.
My question is before I do the above on the floor, should I coat the concrete floor w/ one of the special floor paints that also have a waterproofing effect? Or would this be a waste of time and money as the floor will be covered and water does not rest under the floor like it runs on the outside walls????
Thanks in advance for your advice.
P.S. - I like to do it right the first time. If it isn't done right the first time, why bother at all.
Re: Should I paint/waterproof my basement floor?2
Mar 02, 2009 6:50 pm
normally you would put down black builders plastic or similar to act as a moisture barrier, being a basement though it may be an idea to put a waterproof membrane down
Re: Should I paint/waterproof my basement floor?3
Mar 05, 2009 12:34 am
probably wouldnt recoment laminate planks as laminate really is an mdf or hdf fibre with a photo of timber on top....water on laimnate will warp and expande like a mofo.
probably suggest a vinyl, loose laid so when you want to change your flooring your not spending an entire weekend scraping the direct stuck stuff off
hope this helps
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