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5 Ideas for Basement Flooring

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:04

Basements are one of the least used spaces in any house. People frequently undermine the benefits these rooms can offer. Just imagine that your dream home-gym or kids room is now a dream-come-true project! Intrigued? Then don’t waste your time and start planning your basement remodel!

When you plan basement renovation, floor is one of the most vital elements that you need to deal with. First of all, your goals is to measure the level of moisture in the basement. If you skip this stage, you are likely to lose your flooring within the upcoming several months. Extensive amounts of moisture cause adhesive failure, curling, and usual discoloration. If you don’t know how to measure moisture or don’t have special tools for it, it is highly advised to call a flooring contractor for professional help. This is the only way you can avoid possible complications.

The second consideration you need to have is about the function of your room. For kids room carpet would be better, but for additional kitchen tiles are in priority. Think of what your remodel is about to decide on the flooring type.


This is the most common and safe type of basement flooring. Due to a very simple process of sealing the slab this flooring is perfect for basements. After the concrete got sturdy, it’s easy to apply special paint on top of it to add some style to the room. With the variety of colors and paints as well as methods of application you are not limited in this respect at all: solid color, faux-finished, marble, granite and even textures – whatever you want and need is already in the market. After you painted the floor, don’t forget to apply a finishing sealer in order to prevent any scratches on your new flooring and also to promote color longevity.




If you are planning a home gym or a rumpus, then rubber flooring is perfect. The beneficial part of rubber floor is that it’s very easy to install and the price is attractive. If you’re looking for a green solution, then rubber again is a perfect match because the material itself comes in sheets of recycled rubber. All you’ll need to do is  put the sheets together without using any additional glue or installation materials. Rubber is a very bad conductor, so your basement floor won’t be influenced by the cold of the earth beneath. It also has great insulating properties and provides overall cushioning comfort.



The beneficial side of hardwood and laminates is in their easiness of installation. These materials come in specifically designed panels that you need to lock into each other without the use of any glue or nails. If you decide on floating floors, keep in mind that they require a cushioned underlay. 

Hardwood and laminate floating flooring is a great option for people who love interior design. They add some grace and style to any room regardless of its style. Another advantage of these materials is that they cover all imperfections of your floor and create a perfect flat flooring that catches an eye.




Carpets are one of the best options for basement spaces regardless of the final function of the room unless you have severe moisture problems. Many homeowners choose carpet because it adds some comfort to the feet and at the same time helps keeping your feet warm. Carpets also have a wide variety of options, so think carefully about what you choose. For example, Berber would work great for high traffic rooms and rough use. Frieze carpets are better for exercise rooms. Before you decide on a carpet type, ensure that you consider traffic and overall room application and do some research. Don’t forget about padding to put it under the carpet.



In terms of tiles you have a huge variety of material options, such as porcelain, quarry, terra cotta, laminates, glass, and linoleum. With the variety of materials comes huge choice of colors, textures, sizes, and styles. If you choose styles, you can literally find whatever design is in your head. The installation of tiles can be both easy and tough. For porcelain, glass or quarry you’ll need pro help of flooring contractors, while laminates and linoleum can be dealt with within DIY project. The main downsize of tiles is that you’ll need some prep work before you get to the tiles themselves. And this must be done extensively beforehand.


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