Few people consider what the best basement flooring option is for their home. Basements provide their own unique challenges. Because they are typically below grade, they are subject to issues such as uneven floor surfaces, moisture, rot and mold, and much more. This is why it is critical to select the proper flooring option. Durability, robust materials, and installation techniques can make or break a living situation. Read on to learn about Commercial Floor Services’ 5 best basement flooring choices.

1) Vinyl Tile

2) Stained Concrete

3) Carpet

4) Porcelain Tile

5) Laminate 

1) Vinyl Tile

Vinyl Tile is a great option for basement flooring. It can withstand the everyday wear and tear that comes with any activity or busy household. Its durability and strength prevents liquids and moisture from seeping through. Vinyl can be installed directly on the concrete slab as long as it is in good condition. However; because tile on top of concrete can be cold and uncomfortable, heating elements should be considered to warm the surface. There are also many different styles and colors to choose from, so you can match any specific interior design idea. The best part is vinyl flooring can actually mimic the same appearance as wood, but it’s much more applicable for a basement setting. It is also waterproof, so no worries about children and their messes.

2) Stained Concrete

Although many people are put off by concrete flooring, leaving the concrete subfloor alone could be one of the better solutions available. Stained concrete is an excellent choice for more practical areas of your home, such as the basement. It is the most moisture-resistant flooring, requires no sub-floor, is permanent and versatile, and is one of the most cost-effective methods to give your floors a high-end look. Plain concrete is drab and unappealing, but staining it gives you the freedom to choose from a vast selection of colors and patterns to create any design you choose. Mold, dust mites, germs, and other allergies are all resistant to stained concrete. Never worry about getting sick in your own home again.

3) Carpet

While carpet may not appear to be the best choice for a basement, it remains one of the most popular options for many people. Basements, with the exception of major floods and water leaks, have less moisture than other parts of the house. However, carpets have the ability to air out and breathe in situations where there is a lot of humidity and dampness. Full carpeting can be made to work nicely in spaces like a basement if solid sub floorings are placed first. You can ensure comfort and warmth without putting in the effort of installing heating and insulation. They’re also less expensive than a lot of other flooring options. Synthetic fiber carpets absorb moisture and release it more easily than natural fiber carpets. This prevents mold and mildew from growing in the carpet and beneath it.

4) Porcelain Tile

Many people are curious about porcelain tiles and the advantages they provide. Porcelain’s bulk makes it very resistant to liquid penetration and, as a result, waterproof. Porcelain, in particular, has one of the lowest water absorption rates, less than 0.5 percent, making it ideal for basement environments. Porcelain is relatively easy to clean and, because of its capacity to withstand staining agents, it is extremely stain resistant. Porcelain also does not require the use of an underlayment, making installation quick and easy. Many homeowners are drawn to the range of types and colors available.

5) Laminate

The popularity of laminate flooring has continuously increased over time. The waterproof features not only prevent serious damage, but also make cleanup simple and quick. Because most laminate boards are coated with aluminum oxide, they are an excellent choice for persons who suffer from allergies or asthma. It’s incredibly adaptable, and it comes in a number of styles that may be used to imitate other types of flooring, such as wood. Because laminate comes in easy-to-install snap-together pieces, replacing or repairing specific portions is a breeze. It works with a variety of sub-flooring materials and is simple to clean.

If you are still unsure of the flooring you should put in your basement, contact us today. We are willing to take on whatever project you have in mind. Commercial Floor Services is a leading provider of flooring and installation services for commercial and residential establishments.

5 Best Basement Flooring Choices

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