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What's a good way to cover this basement wall insulation?

What's a good way to cover this basement wall insulation?


Old 06-20-16, 05:19 AM
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What's a good way to cover this basement wall insulation?

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My basement walls are covered in this foam board insulation. I'd like to cover it with something cheap like hardboard to keep my kids from picking at it. What is the best way to attach it?
Would just construction glue work or will I need to screws and go all the way through the foam into the block wall behind it?

If anyone has an idea for something cheaper than hardboard I'd love to hear it.
Old 06-20-16, 05:28 AM
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The best method is to build a frame with 2 x 4 or 2 x 2's to mount any type of wall covering you want. Attach the studs with concrete nails going through the insulation. Or you could anchor the wall by nailing a top header on to the ceiling joist and a toe plate to the floor. Then you won't need to touch the insulation at all. But you will make the space slightly smaller by the thickness of the studs and wall board or paneling or whatever you choose.
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I'm with Norm, I'd go ahead and stud and drywall (running electrical before the drywall).

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