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Old 12-09-2011, 11:51 AM
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You can glue polypropylene carpet directly to the slab without a pad. It's mold proof, so shop vac and dehumidifier when/if it gets wet. There are some pretty thick and nice carpets that are *almost* as good without a pad as others are with. That's the route we went last month after we had THREE FEET of water in our basement during the flooding from tropical storm lee in september (from flash flood, not a pump failure).