6 Flooring Options for Your Basement Remodel
Basement flooring has different requirements than the rest of a home’s flooring. Because basements are underground, they’re much more likely to leach residual moisture. And in areas that get heavy rain or flooding, it’s not unheard of for homeowners to find themselves ankle-deep in water.
If you’re planning a basement remodel, you want flooring that’s beautiful and easy to maintain, but you also need flooring that’s moisture resistant. Fortunately, you have plenty of options to choose from, with each one having its advantages based on how you plan to use the space, your preferences, and your home’s design style.
Plank vinyl and peel-and-stick vinyl tiles offer great value for the money. They’re easy to install and come in a variety of styles and colors. You can even choose flooring manufactured to look like different wood species or resemble ceramic tile.
A significant advantage vinyl tiles have over sheet vinyl is that fixing any damage is as easy as replacing a tile or two.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
When you want a high-end finished basement with flooring that looks and feels like natural wood, engineered hardwood flooring is the way to go.
Similar to plywood, engineered hardwood has a thin layer of genuine wood that’s bonded to other composite or wood plies.
Laminate flooring has come a long way over the years. Today, it is more attractive than ever, and because it isn’t made of wood, it does not swell and distend.
However, laminate is susceptible to moisture problems, so you still need to install a subfloor system.
Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Flooring
Tile basement flooring is attractive, can be installed directly on your concrete slab, and can be used in conjunction with radiant heating.
If your basement floods, it will dry out without residual damage or rotting.
If you want to keep your concrete floor, an epoxy coating seals it against moisture. It’s a terrific choice for workshops.
One downside to epoxy is that it tends to last for only three years or so; after that, you’ll need to reapply it.
Slate Tile Flooring
Consider slate tile if you want sophisticated flooring that is easy to maintain, lasts for decades, and resists scratches and breaks.
It also offers incredible resistance to humidity and retains heat, making it a great flooring option for the basement.
Let Meridian Construction Help You Choose the Right Flooring for Your Basement Remodel
Ultimately, the basement flooring you choose depends on how you plan to use the space. Meridian Construction’s basement remodeling services make the process smooth and enjoyable no matter what function the space will serve. Popular options include:
- Home theaters
- Guest suites
- Kids’ playrooms
- Home offices
- Family rooms
- Rec rooms
We give your basement remodel the same attention to detail that we provide for remodels of your main living areas, like your kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
Are you ready to reinvent your Montgomery or Bucks County home’s basement? Schedule a basement remodeling consultation with us today.
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