Basement Flooring Options and Ideas

Choosing basement flooring can be like choosing a new pair of shoes - you have to pick the one that looks and feels just right. Here, we help you make the tough decisions.

You can choose from a wide range of basement flooring options and materials, but keep in mind that basements can be prone to moisture problems.

Just as if you were choosing floor coverings for your living room or kitchen spaces, there are several options available when it comes to basement flooring.


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It is first important to decide the purpose of your basement. If you will be using the space primarily as storage area, then you may want to consider an epoxy coating for the space. Not only is this a budget-friendly option for improving the appearance of your basement, but epoxy floor coating comes in a multitude of colors and designs. This allows for a multifunctional space that is resistant to spills and messes that are common in basements.

If you are seeking a more finished look in your basement, then carpeting, ceramic tile or wood floors may be a better choice for you. Carpet will provide a bit of insulation to a room that can otherwise be one of the colder rooms in a home.

Ceramic tile comes in a number of colors and styles, and while it allows for a more refined look in a basement, the surface is easy to clean and requires little maintenance. However, unlike carpet, ceramic tile will only add to the lack of heat that is common to a basement. Therefore, it may be necessary to consider heating options.

Wood floors are also a beautiful basement flooring option. But if they're being installed over concrete, then it will be necessary to choose a kit that allows for the floors to be glued down.

See also: Floor Buying Guide


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