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use commercial grade 8-lb pad

Posted by BobF on October 12th, 1999 08:13 AM
In reply to placing carpet on basement floor by Manny on October 11th, 1999 12:42 PM [Go to top of thread]

under a tight weave berber. I did that in my basement and the floor is softer than the upstairs (over a wood subfloor) and warm in the winter. You can save costs by going with a plush carpet. Do not get a cheap berber.

If you don't run the A/C, then do use a dehumidifier.

BTW - put the baseboards about 3/8 - 1/2 inch off the floor. The pad will go right up to the baseboards and the carpte will be tucked under. It looks good this way. Caution: beware of low spots in the floor (say by a drain). That's why I used 3/8".

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