Solid wood basement flooring
November 16th, 2011
Q: I want to put solid wood in my basement - previously oak flooring lifted because of damp subflooring (concrete floor: sand, asphelt level, adhesive & oak flooring). What do you suggest?
A: As the old saying goes, once bitten, twice shy! Whatever you do don?t go down the same path again, do not put any solid hardwood into a basement, especially when you know it?s got damp.Firstly I would recommend you get the damp problem looked at by a surveyor to ascertain that it is not going to affect any other part of your property.With all this sorted you can then fit a new floor. I would suggest an engineered board would be the best of both worlds as it is more stable the sold wood floors.You will need to use a DPM (Damp Proof Membrane) plastic sheeting first, then the foam underlay and then the wood. As long as it is all fitted correctly you should not have any more problems in your basement.Many thanks.