Kristine Montoya Flooring November 23rd, 2018 - 01:10:47
We are starting to update our new homes. The 1950S finished the basement. First is flooring. What options do you suggest we explore for this? DIY project in place is well glued, suspected vinyl, asbestos, tiles, oh-oh and the plan is to cover them with the new product, as is as it is. A low basement with low ceilings thickness height is a concern. Mid-America model. Well, there's a lot of things to consider when you're doing flooring in a basement and if you have suspected asbestos tile, that's okay, the thing that you have to remember is as long as you don't disturb it. There's no problem. You can go on top, but you do need to pick a flooring.
That's going to be able to be put on top of something else. That's right. It is obviously to do with this. Best est is a concern, but it's it's only a concern. If the asbestos becomes an airborne, and so if you've got a Flor rick opposite floor and it's intact then usually the best thing to do is to just leave it yep to cover it up so that no so that it doesn't get disturbed. I mean if you start to demolish it and take it out, then you have to be very, very careful that you don't get any sort of ill effects from and you have to dispose of it properly as well.
So the other thing to consider with basement flooring, of course, is moisture because basements are prone to more moisture than an upper floor and the final thing is ceiling height. She didn't mention that in her note because a lot of times basement ceilings are very low. So if you have to build something up with a sub floor, it's gonna reduce your overall height in the basement. So we came up with a few suggestions and the first one was vinyl composite tile, which is known as VCT, and it's it's a product that has laid down like tile.
It is applied with a glue and it can go on top of an existing floor or concrete. So the next one we came up with was Mausoleum. The Mausoleum is a sheet good and it's made out of natural linseed oil. So it's a very good sustainable product and it comes either as sheets which are rolled down and then seamed and welded together. The second way that you can get Mausoleum is in a tile form and it's a larger format, tiled in VCT it's glued down, and then the third way that you can get Mausoleum is a click together product which is like laminate flooring.
So that's a good option. If you want something that is easy to install because you don't have to glue it down and sort of tile it in the same sort of way, we use lots of great colors too one other option. Yeah and the last option is an epoxy flooring, which is a trowel on the type of flooring, and we use us quite a bit in basements in mechanical rooms or storage rooms, but you can actually use it in larger living areas.