How to Carpet a Basement Floor

Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 6 mil poly or High density, dimpled polyethylene sheet
  • Vapor barrier tape
  • Concrete screws
  • Plywood