Lay 6-mil polyethylene sheeting over the concrete to minimize moisture migration from the concrete up into the wood flooring. Then fasten 3/4-in. treated plywood to the concrete with concrete screws spaced every 16 in. Alternatively, screw rows of treated 1x4s to the concrete 16 in. on center.
Lath is: a thin narrow strip of wood nailed to rafters, joists, or studding as a groundwork for slates, tiles, or plaster. (from Webster dictionary) And generally, it isn’t standard in size and width.
Hmmm, you would either have to install a subfloor underneath to have something to nail to (and to keep moisture from seeping up from the concrete to the wood) or you could possibly glue the planks down with a solid layer of flooring glue (to double as a moisture barrier).
Again, make sure the flooring is suitable for use over concrete, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for prepping the slab and installing the vinyl. Ceramic Tile Tile is a slam-dunk in basements, due to its unmatched durability and moisture-resistance.
Installed as a "floating floor," laminate makes for a pretty easy DIY project, and the foam underlayment and the flooring itself provide a reasonable barrier to the coldness of the concrete. But one caveat about all laminate is durability.
Tips and tutorials to lay down a pine floor for under $300, wood working do it yourself. Pine 1x4 floor stained with dark walnut by minwax, easy to lay down yourself and looks beautiful! How to install an inexpensive wood floor at Grandmas house diy.
But the whole DIY concrete floor is quite thin — maybe 1/8″ thick max. DIY CONCRETE FLOOR THINGS TO KNOW One thing I learned: You can still see the seams of the subfloor (notice the vertical line on the right hand side of the photo above).
Installing Hardwood Flooring Over Concrete Hardwood floors are durable, low maintenance and easy to clean. Read manufacturer’s directions before installation to maintain warranty coverage.
Laying laminate flooring over concrete can look great and last for many years when installation factors involving the characteristics of concrete are addressed. The Challenges of Laying Laminate on Concrete For long-term performance your laminate wood floor needs to be dry, level and clean. These are the challenges.
Astro turf can be laid down with adhesive onto a deck, a plywood subfloor, or concrete floor—a perfect DIY flooring option for rec rooms, basements or playrooms. Customize it for play with outdoor paint.
DIY wood floors (and an upcoming project sneak peek!). Jun 12, 2013 DIY wood floors from 1x plank pine wood. Cheap real wood floors for only 75 cents a square foot.