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Posted by David Bocek on December 28th, 1997 10:24 AM
In reply to Raised wood floor vs. slab foundation by Robert Lasnik on December 8th, 1997 10:43 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hey, being a Carpenter for a about 10 years
and actually going through this dilema a few months
ago, I can tell you from personal experience that a raised
wood floor is the way to go.
It does not limit you as to what you can do
with your basement floor finishes. For example,
with a slab you are limited to Vinyl sheetgoods,
ceramic tile, wall to wall carpet,but, with a raised
floor (either sleepers w/ 3/4" ply on top,or, floor joist then the plywwod
you a have a wide variety of choices such as hardwood flooring, which provides
a unique look to any basement, or any of the above
types of flooring. But the real advantage is the
ease at changing these with the age of the house.
You keep the slab and everything except carpeting
is going to have to be cemented down to concrete,
tough thing to change once that grout, glue, cement
sets up. Much easier with wood, and if you damage
a piece of plywood tearing old flooring up, no big deal.

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