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Question DetailsAsked on 1/1/2018

what is the best cushion flooring for interior cement slab floor?

I have bad feet, our house has a concrete floor. We have pets so do not want carpet.

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Hmmm - other than carpet, which would be the normal "soft floor" and would have been my first suggestion.

I guess that leaves a couple of alternatives - if the slab is ALWAYS dry, never darker, damp looking - then a thick soft vinyl or padded linoleum sheet flooring might do the job - they come in no-glue variety (which I emphatically do NOT recommend) and in full-adhesion glue-down. However, if liable to flooding (leaky basement) then not a great choice.

Otherwise, a 6 mil or thicker vapor barrier (I like 10 mil for this use) under a segmental interlocking rubber or foam flooring product might work, and is easily taken up in case of flooding.

Basically like the interlocking rubber matting blocks used to ease standing at work stations and at garage workbenches, like folloowing - but comes in various patterns and colors for interior use. Normally used in playrooms, day cares, schools, etc. But is NOT watertight, so spillage, pet accidents, etc can get in through the joints - but with most brands not too tough to peel up and clean under and then clean the removed blocks and replace. Google a search phrase like:

interlocking flooring Amazon

to see the variety of foam, rubber, laminate, and such flooring available - some of the laminate products (hard surface) have soft foam padding under them to provide a more "giving" flooring effect.

Other alternative - consider more the footware padding then the flooring - using supporticve shoes or boots with padded insole liners or such, or soft padded slippers or mocassins when in the house, maybe.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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