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My basement project. Looking for floor type suggestions

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Loscie, 5 May 2020.

  1. martin hill

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    Looking spot on. Things always feel better when you can see it coming together.
     
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  3. Mr Chibs

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    Thanks for the update. Good job.

    If it’s any consolation it’s cheaper to buy pir and plasterboard as separate sheets, for your walls... yes it’s a bit more long winded, but it’s doable.

    Suppose you can see how you go when it gets a bit chilly later in the year.

    That’s a lot a SLC!
     
  4. Loscie

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    The plasterer has been and gone and am now waiting for the plaster to dry out. The end is certainly in sight, which is actually a bit sad as I have no projects left! 00F984F4-53F0-44C2-AEFB-F3F258E1E1D6.jpeg C6680D43-2123-43B2-99A1-64A5E93E264B.jpeg
     
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  5. Mr Chibs

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    There's ALWAYS another project:D

    Well done, will probably be dry by tomorrow!
     
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    basement 2.jpg basement1.jpg well, the basement was delayed for a little while following an unfortunate family event. I didn't even go in the basement for a week and unfortunately the plaster hadn’t dried out and I’d left the window closed. The fan also hadn’t been wired in at this point so the result was mould! A fair amount of it too. I had to dehumidify the room getting it to low 30’s to kill the mould along with mould killing spray. Took about two weeks for the plaster to fully dry out and get the humidity under control. It’s now painted with everything wired in. Just the carpet and skirting to go now!

    My Question..................

    With regards to the carpeting, I can't screw the skirting into plasterboard on dabs as I risk puncturing the membrane and I also fear the carpet fitters will rip the skirting off and damage the palsterboard. Any suggestions? They also won't glue the carpet to the underlay but they will glue the underlay to the floor. Which doesn't help me.
     
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    Glue the carpet gripper around the edge of the floor, fit underlay then fit the carpet.

    Andy
     
  9. Mr Chibs

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    Looks Smart, well done.

    If you don’t want to break the Tanking membrane for your walls, then you will have to glue on the skirting boards, I’d glue the one with something like gripfill, and if possible I’d prop it overnight (From other side of room, and long bits of wood) to make sure it really sets, I’ve rushed them before and they have come unstuck.
     
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  11. Loscie

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    Thanks everyone. I'll go with with some adhesive, fingers crossed!
     
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