At Dragon Scale Flooring, we can install floor coverings in any room in your home, including basements. Our team will be happy to guide you through the different basement flooring options and professionally install the flooring of your choice. We offer basement flooring installation in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and throughout the East Coast.
Challenges With Basement Flooring
Basement flooring is one of the trickiest in the house due to the basement being under ground on all or several sides. Being surrounded by dirt almost up to the ceiling makes basements cool, dark and humid. In addition, concrete is a porous material that can let through moisture from the soil. This is especially bad news if your home is in a low spot with a high water table. Another challenge with basement flooring is that the concrete slab is not always level, making for a tough surface to work with.
Basement Flooring Options
First of all, no matter what flooring materials you choose, they should be installed on a level sub-floor. This means you should either have the concrete slab leveled with self-leveling cement or install a floating floor. Second of all, vapor barrier should be laid down to prevent the transfer of moisture from concrete to your flooring (if the flooring is affected by moisture). And lastly, you should go with flooring that doesn’t react significantly to moisture or temperature changes. For these reasons, here are some of the best options for basement flooring:
If you have any questions about choosing the right basement flooring materials, contact Dragon Scale Flooring for assistance or to request an estimate.