What's Best for your Basement Flooring?
Choosing your flooring for your basement remodel is very different than the other spaces in your house. Unlike your living room or your dining room, basements can unfortunately attract issues that can hurt your flooring. Educating yourself about not just the different flooring options for your basement but the condition of your basement is huge when picking what flooring to install. Variables such as humidity, mold, sinking floors or bowing or buckling basement walls are all issues that basements face, so make sure that when you’re remodeling you not just choose the flooring that’s perfect for you, but for your basement as well.
Many different manufacturers produce flooring options—carpet, tile, laminate, vinyl and hardwood—for you basement flooring needs, however it’s very important discover what condition your basement is in, whether there are any water-leaking variables you need to consider or what durability you want out of you basement floors. You need to design your basement to reflect what you envision it to be, so if you’re planning on turning it into an extra living room or a storage space make sure to educate yourself on what flooring would be best for how you want your basement to function.
The first thing you must consider when choosing what flooring to install for your basement remodel is how your flooring needs to stand up to traffic and moisture. Your flooring option will also convey whatever style you want it to feel like. Flooring options like carpet will add warmness and coziness if you want your basement to act as a second hang out for friends and family. If you’re looking for a durable carpet for your basement Stainmaster is an excellent, industry-leading manufacturer that produces carpets in collections aimed for functionality. If you have pets steer clear of Berber carpets because their design will make it easy for your pets claws to pull the loops!
If you’re craving a more stylish and decorative flooring for your basement, laminate and luxury vinyl products are perfect for your remodeled basement. These flooring products can mimic hardwood, so it adds style and sophistication to your basement. Laminate and vinyl products are also durably, water resistant and easy to install. Shaw Floors, Alloc, Armstrong and Mohawk are great manufacturers of laminate and vinyl products that won’t just stand up against water, traffic and basement issues, but they’re very easy to install.
Hardwood and tile products can be used as your basement flooring, however due to the nature and issues basements face—flooding, leakage, floor bowing—it’s counter-productive to install. Although these products are beautiful and could be used, they can easily be warped and are more difficult to install.
Remodeling your basement can be overwhelming, so make sure you do research and find the appropriate professional to help you when it comes to installing your basement floor. Transform your basement into a space that you can be proud of and is perfect for you and your family.
Have any questions about basement flooring products and services? Call Perfect Flooring today to schedule your free, in-home estimate!