What kind of flooring is this? What is your advice on wood floors in a basement?
beaverogren
January 7, 2013
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The floors are engineered hardwood, which is the only way you can do hardwood over concrete. Beyond that I can't help you much as I am the photographer on the project, not the designer. This space was designed by Belinda Albo, a designer in Toronto. Perhaps she can help you further.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 8:43PM
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Ella
I have seen a lot of laminate flooring done in this colour. It looks and feels (and is!)cheaper than the timber-laminate (almost plastic-y, but much better than the old-style laminate used to be) but apparently wears a lot better, which would be good for a space like a basement. However if it is scratched it cannot be sanded back like timber or timber-laminate to repair.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 10:10PM
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Also, being installed over concrete, laminate is the only real option for wood.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 10:18PM
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Oak & Broad
Engineered flooring would work fine over concrete. A high quality engineered floor can even be finished on site just like a solid floor.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 6:30AM
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Right, but it's still "engineered"... or laminate... as opposed to solid hardwood, which absorbs moisture and can warp or buckle and as a result isn't a good choice on concrete.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 6:42AM
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Oak & Broad
Agreed. Especially below grade (basements etc).
    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 6:47AM
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