we have a heated floor in our basement and would like to know what we can use to finish it off with a safe product. We were told that certain cement paint will peel when heated and rubber back rugs will keep the moisture in not allowing the cement to breathe. Recently we installed wooden subfloor throughout and the moisture collected under the subfloor. That caused mold to develop in the wood and we had to remove all flooring and now it looks ugly but at least it is clean again. Is there any product we can use that is inexpensive and that would be safe. Please can you let us know what you think.
I have explained already what we tried to do.
Hi there happy to help.
The best type of flooring for your situation is tile. Either ceramic, porcelain, or stone, it does not matter. This flooring will act as an "extension" of the concrete, its an excellent heat conductor, and since it is mortared to the concrete there will be no moisture buildup.
Carpet is also an option however it is less of a heat conductor and more of an insulator so the room may not warm as efficiently.
Those are the two best options, however you can read more on details of why other types of flooring are not a good idea here........
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