Basement Floor

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Old 04-11-18, 10:05 AM
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Basement Floor

I bought a home with a basement that is "finished" but really nothing is as we want it down there. It has a gross carpet which I imagine is sitting directly on the concrete.

I am looking at vinyl planks as the likely candidate to make this area feel more like a room to spent time in rather just store stuff.

I'm trying to make sure I understand the layers of what I need to put underneath the vinyl.

So my understanding is that I would do the following:
1. Lay landscaping Fabric (or some other similar barrier) directly on the concrete
2. Put down insulating plastic subfloor
3. This is were I am getting confused, it seems people recommend OSB as the next layer ("underlayment"). Is that required for all types of floors or only specific types? I found a product (link below), which says it can be used for laminate and engineered hardwood, so I'm not sure if it also could apply to vinyl? Would that be in lieu of OSB? or another layer.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.3...caAjl3EALw_wcB

Not looking to cheap out, just trying to understand every layer that would be required for this project before getting started. I'm mostly curious whether or not I need the OSB, but aside from that I guess I'm interested in making sure I have all of the layers correct.
 
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Old 04-11-18, 10:11 AM
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All you need is a good underlayment and then the planks,

Roberts underlayment is something I have used and so far is doing it's job.

No wood on the floor!!

https://www.amazon.com/Roberts-70-02...t+underlayment
 
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Old 04-11-18, 10:18 AM
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Thanks for the fast reply!

So I could literally just lay that down, and then vinyl on top and then done?? Any downsides?

This would help because because our bulkheads hang fairly low in the baasement.
 

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Old 04-12-18, 08:27 AM
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I would certainly follow the manufactures recommendations!
 
 

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