My mistress and I are hoping that we can close on the
sale of our house within a week after our youngest son
graduates from high school in May of 2009. To that end
I am dealing with all problems that have been neglected
for the last five years in which I have been disabled.
The linoleum flooring in the basemant needs to be
replaced. Since it has nick and gouges, I need advice
as to how to prepare the surface for new linoleum.
I'm looking at 1600 sq ft.
If you're replacing the floor just to help sell the house, you might not
recover the cost of replacement in the sale. If this were a kitchen
floor, it would be different. I would recommend you talk to a realtor
about this before you sink any money into a new basement floor.
Dick Adams wrote:
Unless that basement is a true living area, I would not consider it.
The next buyer may not care or may hate the color you pick. Most people
don't worry about a basement's looks unless it is going to be part of their
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dick Adams) wrote in
Not advising on whether to do it or not. See other replies.
To answer your question, they usually cover it with thin plywood or luan
and work from there. Personally, I don't like to raise the floor. I
skimcoat the floor with products made for this to fill in the old
pattern, nicks, loose pcs removed.. Even with plywood, skimcoating is
recommended. Over time any lines, depressions, etc. will show through.
Here's a Family Handyman article on the subject.
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