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Re: Substrate for fish room
> Has anyone figured out a way to insulate basement floors and still put
> tanks on it?
In the UK it's common to float ground/basement floor concrete on
2 inches of polystyrene sheet. Construction goes, 4-6 inches hardcore
(that's broken and compact rock chips, not something in a binaries
newsgroup), 2 inch poly sheet, 4 inch concrete slab, finished
with 2 inch screed (fine sand/cement mix).
You could probably lay poly and a new floor slab if you *realy*
wanted to spend some, well you did ask :)
Timber sounds best but not that laminated stuff.
Layers of wood held by glue + water = lumpy floor.
What about sealed cork ? Warm, surprisingly hard wearing,
looks great covered by large woven rope rug. Cheap and natural.
Tony (been watching too much 'house makeover' TV).