If you’re thinking about finishing your basement, you’re probably considering, among other things, what type of flooring would be best. The basement is unique in that it experiences conditions that the rest of your home does not– it’s exposed to greater levels of humidity, and its temperature fluctuates between greater extremes. Because of this, you’re somewhat limited in your options: installing carpet and hardwood floors in those conditions is just asking for trouble.
Whether you’re using your basement for band practice, laundry duty, or just as another place to hang out with the family, you’ll want it to look and feel like just another room in the house.
Many homeowners choose to simply leave the concrete foundations as their basement floors, and as a result, the entire space may look unfinished and dull. The flooring can also get pretty cold without a covering and most rooms echo with only concrete. You have a couple of options though.
Water-resistant vinyl and tile are great options for your basement flooring. With so much added moisture and the possibility of flood, you’ll want a flooring that won’t absorb that water and warp or be affected greatly by such harsh weather conditions.
Tile is similar to your already existing concrete flooring in its durability. It’s perfect for high moisture areas, like in your bathroom and can come in a variety of styles to match the theme you’re going for in that room.
Although tile is a good option, water-resistant vinyl seems to be an ever better one. And with a lower cost, vinyl is perfect for that basement you’re just looking to turn into another den or utility room. vinyl is made to look like a variety of other flooring styles, including wood, tile, and many other types. You can choose something’s that similar to a style you like at a lower price that will hold up better to the environment you’ll be using it in.
It’s easy to leave the basement as it is or not want to worry about fixing it up like you would any other part of your house, but if you’ll be using your basement regularly as a laundry room or an extra living room, you’ll want to make it comfortable and modeled for its purpose.
Call on us today for more information or help in choosing your flooring for the basement or any other room in your home or office.