Adding space to your home is a wonderful thing, especially if you are utilizing space that you already have. If you are working on remodeling your basement, you are going to have to decide on what type of flooring you want to install. You have many different options available and the decision is more of a personal choice or budgetary choice than anything else.
Here are the best flooring options for your remodeled basement:
Carpet adds warmth to a basement floor as well as soundproofing to some of the space, which is why it is one of the more popular options for basements. A low-pile carpet will show less wear and tear than a cut-loop or shag carpet would, plus it is cheaper. We recommend having a pad installed underneath the carpet to block moisture and spills.
Vinyl is moisture proof, plus it is durable and maintenance free. There are too many colors and styles to count, which makes it a perfect choice if you are trying to match something specific or create a unique look. Vinyl is easy to install over a concrete floor, but care must be used over any bumps or rough patches, because those areas could damage the vinyl and cause holes.
If you want the look of wood for your basement floor, then we recommend that you install engineered wood. This product has been designed to withstand moisture and temperatures changes without warping, which makes it a better option than real hardwood floors.
Since every basement has a basic concrete floor, this is a logical choice for some people, especially if their budget is low. You can simply paint or stain the existing concrete and that will last for a few years before it needs to be reapplied. An epoxy coating is more durable than regular paint or stain and if you decide to use that, you will have an industrial looking finish.
The flooring that you choose will need to be one that you can use while doing what you want in the space. If you are planning on lounging on the floor with your family, you may not want to do a concrete floor, just like you may not want to install carpeting if you plan on letting your children roller blade in the space.
We can assist you with creating the perfect basement space that will fit your needs now and in the future. Take a look at our other basement remodeling ideas and our gallery of past projects to get a good idea of our workmanship before picking up the phone. Call us at 860-667-8105 if you’re in Newington or the surrounding areas and would like to start making plans for remodeling your basement.