One of the reasons we love our house is the basement. It's a really great space and when we moved in, putting in new lighting and painting was such a game changer and really brightened it up. We bit off more than we could chew doing the flooring ourselves for all three floors of our house so the laundry room portion of the basement has remained unfinished since we moved in. The potential of the space would torture me with every load of laundry and we couldn't be more excited, one year and seven months later - we have progress.
I found this photo on my phone from, what feels like forever ago, featuring the gorgeous peel and stick floors that were originally in our laundry room.
While I was working, being the wonderful man he is, Joe removed the trim, washer and dryer and painted the floors. The paint was Drylok Masonary waterproofing paint to help ensure we never feel any dampness.
Then it was time to roll out the barrier. We used Roberts Airgaurd under lament for laminated floors.
One of the edges is actually an adhesive strip that you can peel off and stick down to the piece next door to hold the seams together. That's means, no taping! So.. Much.. Easier.
Then it was time for us to get to work laying down and measuring pieces, trying to work out an assembly line system. For the rest of the house we used a hard strand bamboo, which isn't cheap, so for the basement/laundry room we went with a laminate floor. We both actually really love the look, from Dream Home it's St. James Golden Acacia Laminate.
We made some pretty good progress until it got a little too late to be making noise.. stay tuned!