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3 Flooring Options for the Basement

Posted on March 29, 2021 by fivestarwood

Basements offer a great way of expanding the space in your home. They can be used to create additional rooms to extend your living space or for extra storage space in your home. Over 32% of new home in the U.S. are being built with basements. However, not all homes can have basement due to issues with soil conditions, climate, and flooding risks.

Most homes that have basements don’t have proper flooring and it’s mostly poured concrete floor that’s flat, solid, and durable. However, not many homeowners realize they are sitting on a goldmine of unused space that you can remodel and use as a more attractive and comfortable living space.

If you have decided to upgrade your basement and turn it into an impressive living area, here are some the top flooring options that are perfect for basements:

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is a popular choice for basements as it is easy to install and can be used to cover up uneven flooring by adding another layer of concrete. Another reason why people choose ceramic or porcelain tiles for basements is that they are cheaper and easy to clean. However, they can be quite expensive and cold on your feet, so they are not good for homes in colder climates. They also offer poor noise insulation which might not be ideal if you are planning a home theater of music room for your basement.

Sheet Vinyl

Sheet vinyl is also referred to as resilient flooring and is one of the cheapest flooring options for basements. It is very eco-friendly and highly waterproof and water resistant which makes it a good option for damp and wet climates. However, it looks dated and can look cheaper and give the basement a dull appearance.

A beautiful basement with hardwood flooring

 

Engineered Wood Flooring

Installing hardwood flooring is not a practical option but for people who love wooden floors engineered hardwood floors are the perfect alternative. They are designed in perpendicular layers which allows for less contraction and expansion. Engineered wood flooring can be glued on concrete subfloors and is warmer on the feet compared to vinyl and tiles. It also looks very high end and improves the value and aesthetics of your home. However, it can be a bit expensive and require extra floor prep, but it offers a good value for your investment due to its durability.

Professional Hardwood Flooring Installation and Repair Services in Seattle:

Five Star Hardwood Floor is a licensed, insured, and bonded company that offers exceptional hardwood flooring installation and repair services in Seattle. We offer a wide range of hardwood flooring options to choose from to ensure our clients can find the perfect flooring for various areas in their homes such as the basement, living room, den, and more.

Along with hardwood floor installation and repairs, we also provide dustless floor refinishing, hardwood floor sanding services, and water damage flooring repairs in Seattle to help you return your existing hardwood floors to their former glory!

Contact us now for more information about our wood flooring services and custom hardwood floor installation and commercial flooring Seattle.