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framing a basement wall over vinyl floor tile

15 years ago

Can I secure the bottom plate of my basement wall frame over thin vinyl tile which is securely in place over the concrete floor(wall to wall)? My thinking is it will help give me a noisture barrier, and also help in cutting down the cold when I install padding and carpeting on top of it also. My main concern is will the vinyl (1/16" thick I believe) affect the powder activated nails going into the concrete floor and will it affect the construction adhesive at the bottom of the plate, or am I overthinking this? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.

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