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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...flooring over the concrete floor? We are looking to build a single-story house with a walk-out basement. Southern Ontario and we have full unobstructed southe...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

Hello, I am looking for guidance on two issues related to preparing an exisiting basement concrete slab for new flooring with regards to both radon mitigation ...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 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 1 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

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...flooring to get damp and moldy. What can i do to stop this? We get a lot of questions about how to fix crawlspace floors that are humid and moldy. The followi...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...flooring experts, and I'm having trouble locating a large diamond grinder. Are the divots in the concrete the reason for you wanting a diamond grinder? If the s...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...flooring over the concrete causing mould issues. A polished concrete slab on grade, or any basement concrete floor, will feel cooler to the touch than wood or o...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What insulation should you use to cover the ground GEODESIC Dome?

...flooring. The plan: laydown landscape cloth Then HEMP blanket or rolls Then cover in crushed lava rock, pea gravel, some other decorative stone/rock or be...

Posted by Vincent Warwick Oct. 1, 2020, 2:09 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...flooring? If not, what system was used for that? Also, what system was used for domestic hot water? Thanks The radiant floor is heated with an electric boiler...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?

...flooring as our finished floor so keeping it in good condition o finish is important. Thanks for your thoughts! Yes, you can build a slab on grade foundation ...

Posted by Matthew Gioia Sept. 21, 2020, 9:15 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 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

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...flooring adhesive, and a water clean-up and water smoothable caulking that are non-toxic, NO VOC and DO NOT contain any synthetic biocides of any kind. Not all ...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...flooring of choice Header/Rim Joist: Not sure... Since this is above grade, but in the basement, how do I layer this and tie it into the wall insulation metho...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...flooring in the finished section, cut and removed the gyprock and insulation three feet off the ground, and disinfected the studs throughout. We decided to re...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...flooring or ceiling finishing wood online , or use barn boards, the options are pretty endless. You can even cover ceilings with finishing grade plywood.

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...flooring, an interior water-proofing solution is much easier, it's just that without knowing its current state it’s hard for us to offer accurate advice as to h...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...flooring above the surface of the concrete. As for appliance leaks, there are a couple of easy steps you can take to prevent damage – place washing machines a...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses