Everyone seems to love one type of flooring material over many of the others that are available for their home, but their favorite might not work in their basement. A basement floor can have a lot of moisture, even if there is no standing water. Therefore, it is necessary for you and everyone else to choose from specific materials when laying a floor down in the basement.
Here are the best options for basement flooring:
This might not seem like a wonderful choice to you, but it is very durable and moisture resistant. While it will be hard when you’re walking on it, you can customize it to look much nicer than plain gray concrete. In fact, you can paint concrete any color at all and you can even make it look like stone or brick material. There are some downsides to this material, with the most obvious being that it is cold underfoot.
Certain tiles are better than others and we recommend that you choose a luxury vinyl tile for your basement. These tiles are made to look like real stone, slate, marble, or travertine, but they are better than other tiles. These tiles will provide more insulation over the cold basement floor since they are twice as thick as traditional tiles.
Luxury vinyl flooring is made to look just like wood, but it works much better in a basement than regular wood. This material comes in planks, just like real wood, and its thickness makes it quite durable. That means your basement floor will be warmer than it would be if it was another material.
Conventional laminate has become a popular option in recent years, due in part to the introduction of waterproof laminate. This material is easy to install, but a subfloor is required.
Basement Remodeling in Newington
The good news is that radiant heat can be installed under many of these options, so that your basement floor can be even warmer. Schedule a consultation with us to see which material will work best in your basement, especially if you know that you have a lot of moisture or you continuously have standing water down there.
Remodeling your unfinished basement can nearly double the square footage of your single-story home. The addition of so much square footage offers you a wide range of options in regards to the layout of your home. You can move a couple of bedrooms down to the basement or move the entertainment rooms down there to clear up space on the main level. Think of your home as a puzzle and see where the pieces fit together best. Give us a call at 860-667-8105 if you’re in Newington or the surrounding areas to discuss your basement remodeling plans.