Recommended Basement Flooring Options
So, you decided to finally start renovating your basement. Congratulations – that’s great! We know it can feel overwhelming figuring out where to start. Today we’re breaking down the four basement flooring options we recommend to you!
Things to Consider
Before you decide on the flooring, there are some things to consider. Humid air is heavy, therefore, it sinks to the lowest part of the home. This makes humidity a big concern because your basement floor is below grade. Also, consider the possibility of water infiltration or flooding. By waterproofing your basement before installation, you can save a lot of money and stress. It is most important is that you have a dry, smooth, flat surface to work with! From there, you can decide from a variety of flooring options.
4 Basement Flooring Options
1. Vinyl Tile
Vinyl tile is an excellent option for high traffic areas. Highly moisture resistant, vinyl tiles are suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements alike. Many vinyl tiles produced today to recreate the look of real hardwood floors or stone. They are also easy to install! One of the three methods is typically used: peel-and-stick glued down, or click together.
2. Carpet Tile
Looking for something affordable and easy to install? Consider carpet tiles! Rather than traditional carpet stretching from wall-to-wall, you can install 2′ x 2′ carpet squares throughout your basement. The benefit is that if you ever spill red wine or coffee, you can simply replace the affected carpet tile with little disruption. Carpet tiles are also incredibly easy to install as peel-and-stick options are available. When choosing a carpet tile, consider one that is low-pile. They are less absorbent and will dry quickly.
3. Rubber Flooring
As home gyms get increasingly popular, so is rubber flooring. It effectively absorbs shock and reduces noise from heavyweights. They are also often seen in game rooms, media rooms, and man caves. Similar to vinyl and carpet tiles, rubber tiles can be easily installed like puzzle pieces. They are also naturally resistant to water, mold, and mildew!
4. Stained Concrete
If you’re a fan of the more industrial look, staining your concrete floor may be perfect! It’s an inexpensive way to finish your basement concrete slab. You can even choose a colored stain to suit your taste. A concrete floor that is properly sealed and maintained can be highly durable and long-lasting. Depending on how much foot traffic your basement gets, you may need to seal and wax every 3-9 months. Otherwise, you can simply mop for regular maintenance.
Contact Us Today!
Are you looking to remodel your basement? Our team at NOVA Basement Finishing can help you! Whether it’s unfinished, partially finished, or needs a complete makeover – we can do it all. Call us at 703-273-8888 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a free in-home consultation. We also work on kitchen and bath remodeling as well!