Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Basement Subfloor


A basement subfloor creates an even finished floor above the concrete slab. The basement subfloor can vary from being sheets of plywood to a fully framed floor. When installing a basement subfloor, you may encounter problems and mistakes that could have been avoided. The article below will share some of them with you.


If you are creating a fully framed basement subfloor, then be sure to include insulation. You can choose from various kinds of insulation, from fiberglass to foam. The insulation will prevent the cold concrete from becoming a problem.

Liquid Membrane

Basement floors are subject to settling and cracking. These cracks allow water to become an issue. Prior to putting down any basement subfloor, you should always apply a liquid membrane. It will waterproof the main floor adjust with the movement.

Full Frame

A full-frame basement subfloor is a better choice than just plywood. The frame does not have to be on full 2x4-inch studs and will work great on 1x2-inch pieces of wood with plywood on top.

Correct Hardware

Install the basement subfloor using concrete nails or screws. Use furring strips to make the job easier.