Basement flooring is an important aspect of your basement finishing project. We gladly recommend the best flooring materials to meet your needs. We know what can happen when the wrong material is installed and want to make sure we guide you to correct materials.
Because waterproofing and moisture are such a large part of what we consider when working on any basement project, we can help you avoid costly mistakes when it comes to the proper moisture resistant materials.
Not to worry, though, because you don’t have to sacrifice the look, feel and style of your finished basement just to have the peace of mind of knowing that you’ve selected the right material. Style and functionality can be yours.
Some general rules that we follow are that hard materials such as concrete, ceramic tiles and vinyl outdo soft materials such as hardwood due to their resistance to moisture. Hardwood can absorb moisture and begin to grow mold and rot- two things that we definitely want to avoid.
There are a variety of options and some less hardy materials can be made to work with the addition of a subfloor. All in all, the right flooring choice will depend on the moisture conditions in your basement.