Choosing flooring / Discussions

What is the best material for flooring?

...flooring (see our DIY cork flooring installation video here) , and the other we did polished concrete slab on grade with Marmoleum flooring upstairs. Some peo...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...flooring? The type of heat source is less important than the temperature you will run the floor at and the type of flooring . A well-insulated house won’t need ...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...flooring , but even that you wouldn’t want to leave submerged, so take steps to prevent future flooding. See more choices here on our flooring page - Where to...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...choosing flooring materials, there are options such as cork or marmoleum, be sure to get a low or zero VOC adhesives such as Bostik GreenForce, building adhesiv...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...flooring materials with a radiant floor: Inert materials such as ceramic, stone or concrete are the best from the point of view health and effectiveness, they...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...flooring option we really like , but that isn’t the cheapest unfortunately is marmoleum (see link below). We don’t often recommend vinyl as a building material,...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...flooring. Can you help me choose the best type of insulation (both underlay and overlay of the electric heating system). My main concerns and fire and offgassin...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating systems Dear Emmanuel, Thanks for your 2018 post. As you'd suggested, I'm following up to see ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...flooring and of course drywall. Overall I'm impressed with product, I don't believe fibreglass or mineral wool belong in a basement unless certain conditions ...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses