Basement flooring usually does not abide by the same rules as your other types of flooring throughout your house. That’s because basement flooring is prone to moisture damage due to its close proximity to the ground. For that reason, it’s important to choose a basement flooring option that’s durable, comfortable, looks good, and fits your budget. Check out some of these flooring options for your basement.
Epoxy is a type of coating that is applied to the original layer of concrete that makes your floors smoother, more durable, and easier to clean. This 2-part coating is usually applied much like paint and can be applied by anyone. Although just about anyone can apply epoxy to their basement floors, it’s always a better idea to have a flooring specialist do it for the best results.
Tile is available in a variety of shapes and sizes. This type of flooring allows you to have some fun with design while still enjoying the benefits of durable flooring. Pricing for tile can vary based on material. No matter what type of tile flooring material you choose, it’s important that you ensure that the concrete flooring underneath it is in good condition. If there are cracks or rough-surfaced areas, you will need to have it repaired before you have tile installed.
Vinyl flooring, also known as resilient flooring, is one of the most durable flooring materials you can choose. Although vinyl comes in both sheet and plank form, sheet vinyl flooring is the better choice for basements. That’s because it created a nearly seamless, water-impervious surface on your basement floor, which is a good thing when moisture might be involved. Sheet vinyl should always be installed by a flooring professional.
If you’re looking for a high-end finish to your basement, try engineered wood flooring. This material will give you the look and feel of real wood flooring, but without the hassle that comes with real wood flooring. Engineered wood has a thin layer of genuine wood bonded to other wood plies or composite boards. Finally, although some manufacturers sell engineered wood flooring that can go directly over a concrete floor, it’s best to install this type of flooring over a subfloor.
Flooring to Fit Your Needs
Dragon Scale has every flooring option you need to make a one-of-a-kind basement. Our flooring specialists will evaluate your basement and recommend the best type of flooring for your needs. Get started today by contacting us for your FREE estimate.