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[Lowe's] Delta FL Basement subfloor underlay $40.95 REG. $66.99

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N8DOGG wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 3:59 pm
We've used this on a few reno houses. Although we pay less than the sale price by a good margin.... even still. It seems like its a great product and havent had any issues in the last 8 year or so with any that were done....
How did you install this product? Any fabric underneath?
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sidde0 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 9:53 pm
How did you install this product? Any fabric underneath?
Usually nothing. Just clean the floor really well. Unroll, tuck tape and thats pretty much it. Its super simple.
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smitty9999 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 8:26 pm
I first painted the concrete with a Bullseye product. It's a anti mould and mildew paint and it also helps to resist water pressure.

I then put the delta FL down directly over the concrete. I then built sleepers and put plywood overtop of the delta FL. I haven't put down my finished floor yet but I currently can't hear any noise when I walk on the plywood.
what do you mean you "built sleepers"?
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Is it too late to install if the wood framing/ separation is done ?
The wood base is on black tar paper. And if I install this subfloor itll be flush to the wood base frame.

Thanks
N8DOGG wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 3:59 pm
We've used this on a few reno houses. Although we pay less than the sale price by a good margin.... even still. It seems like its a great product and havent had any issues in the last 8 year or so with any that were done....
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MajorCanuck wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:03 pm
I opted for the larger width rolls of Delta MS. It's not on sale but the per ft. cost is almost the same anyways. If you have larger spaces to cover this lets you do it faster with less seams. Just a thought. This membrane plus 4X8 sheets of OSB makes quick work of most basements.

https://www.lowes.ca/roll-insulation/5- ... lsrc=aw.ds
Nice, the 8ft one is slighty cheaper but if I buy 2 rolls, I'll have too much.
I think I'll wait and get a roll of the 5ft and one of the 6.58 to have enough to cover 700sqft

FL
3.5ft = $40.95/ 105ft² = 39¢/ft²

MS
5ft = $134 / 328ft² = 41¢/ft²
6.58ft = $174 / 431.65ft² = 40¢/ft²
8ft = $199 / 524.8ft² = 38¢/ft²

Would red tuck tape be ok or should I use the blue one?

Edit: Found this quote:
Of course, the other reason we use virgin polyethylene in DELTA-FL is that when you use post -consumer recycled material (taken from the curbside household blue box), you cannot control the make up of the material. We use this all the time in our exterior below grade membrane DELTA-MS. These recycled materials can retain the smell of whatever they contained originally, such as laundry soap or bleach. This is unchanged by the manufacturing process. It is not an issue outside on the foundation wall, but it is very undesirable inside in basement living space. This is why you cannot interchange our DELTA-MS with DELTA-FL, even though the specifications and design look otherwise identical.
So Delta MS may smell (at first?) due to impurities found in the recycled plastic
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Daijoubu wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 1:33 pm


So Delta MS may smell (at first?) due to impurities found in the recycled plastic
I could not detect any difference between FL and MS in how they "smell". I'm not a chemist but I would think the recycled material would have to be ground up and then liquefied before extruding it into the new shape. Surely this process effects it's smell; for the better or worse.
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Daijoubu wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 1:33 pm
Nice, the 8ft one is slighty cheaper but if I buy 2 rolls, I'll have too much.
I think I'll wait and get a roll of the 5ft and one of the 6.58 to have enough to cover 700sqft

FL
3.5ft = $40.95/ 105ft² = 39¢/ft²

MS
5ft = $134 / 328ft² = 41¢/ft²
6.58ft = $174 / 431.65ft² = 40¢/ft²
8ft = $199 / 524.8ft² = 38¢/ft²

Would red tuck tape be ok or should I use the blue one?

Edit: Found this quote:

So Delta MS may smell (at first?) due to impurities found in the recycled plastic
Blue is moisture resistant.
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N8DOGG wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 12:51 am
Usually nothing. Just clean the floor really well. Unroll, tuck tape and thats pretty much it. Its super simple.
So you didn’t add the “recommended” underpayment on top of the Delta either?

If I understand correctly, the order was the following: 1) concrete floor 2) Delta FL 3) laminate

Find attached recommendation from the manufacturer.
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sidde0 wrote:
Jan 24th, 2019 7:43 pm
So you didn’t add the “recommended” underpayment on top of the Delta either?

If I understand correctly, the order was the following: 1) concrete floor 2) Delta FL 3) laminate

Find attached recommendation from the manufacturer.
Lol, why do you care what someone else is doing? Its a recommendation, not a requirement.
If you want to? Go nuts. Its not required.
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N8DOGG wrote:
Jan 24th, 2019 10:07 pm
Lol, why do you care what someone else is doing? Its a recommendation, not a requirement.
If you want to? Go nuts. Its not required.
As I have said before, I am a complete noob. Hence I just want to make sure that the installation will still work even without the underlay.

Hence, I asked if concrete + Delta + laminate will still work.

Thanks!!

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