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Basement Floor Construction

Postby TomA » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:46 pm

I'm about to convert my existing basement into living area and want some advice on what flooring construction to use.

The existing floor is a decent concrete slab onto which I will be putting a membrane. I've been told I can either put my insulation straight on top of this followed by a timber floating floor, or insulate then apply a self leveling screed. Is this correct and what are the pro's/cons of each method? I've also noticed a huge number of different screeds, is there any in particular I should consider?

p.s. Head room in the basement is not an issue!
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