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Old 12-09-2011, 08:42 PM
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dahlbebop
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There are many systems out there that you can use. Most of the pre-finished snap-lock hardwoods or simulated hardwoods can be used.

Idealy you want a concrete floor that does not have very many dipps or ups and downs in it. The floor should be sealed and then covered with a moisture barrier/padding combo before laying the snap lock or other similar material down over it.

Read the fine print on anything you decide to purchase and install, many of the manufacturers have different stipulations on exactly what is required for it to be warranteed.

If your basement had the old asbestos tiles, they can be removed. As long as they are removed in large pieces with little dust, you should not have any issues. The only time asbestos is an issue is if it gets airborn. In a solid state, it is a non issue. Good luck on whatever you chose.