Want to spruce up your basement with some new flooring? Then we have just the guide for you.
If you’re looking to redo your basement flooring, you’re probably wondering what options you have. From carpeting, wood flooring, luxury vinyl, porcelain tile, and sealed concrete, the choices are endless.
Interested in learning more? We’ll tell you the pros and cons of each of these options and other factors that may influence your decision. We also teach you which are your cheapest flooring options and which are easiest to keep clean.
Keep reading to learn all you need to know about basement flooring options.
Carpeting may seem like the cheap and convenient option, but—wait, what’s wrong with that? Truthfully, carpeting is a fantastic way to make your basement look like a room rather than a hole in the ground. To that point, you can choose carpeting that matches the carpeting in your other rooms.
Plus, carpet is well insulated and it traps dust from the air. So, your basement will stay warm, but not stuffy in the winter. Carpeting is also easy to keep clean.
You may have chosen wood/laminate flooring for most areas of your home due to their numerous benefits. For instance, they look gorgeous, durable, and extremely easy to clean. They also come in an enormous variety of materials to match any look/budget.
These benefits apply to wood/laminate basement floors, too. And, as with carpeting, this is a good way to make your basement match the appearance of the rest of your rooms.
3. Luxury Vinyl
Forget the hideous linoleum flooring you remember from your childhood. Today’s luxury vinyl flooring can effectively emulate the look of any type of flooring, including:
- Mosaic tile
- Stone tiles (quartz, granite)
It’s a great way to class up the look of your basement while sticking to a budget. This flooring option is also durable/long-lasting.
4. Porcelain/Ceramic Tiles
You can also class up basement floors for real with porcelain or ceramic tiles. This flooring is very waterproof as long as you keep the grout sealed. And it doesn’t require any underlayment.
However, a hard tile floor is not a very soundproof option. You can fix this, though, with these flooring sound solutions.
This flooring is also not a good choice for very cold basements. To your bare foot, it feels much colder than the air in the room.
Plus, of all the options on this list, these tiles are the most difficult to maintain. The good news is, they will last a very long time with proper maintenance.
5. Sealed Concrete
Finally, the above options are only necessary if you want your basement to look like a room. But if this doesn’t matter to you, keep the concrete.
Simply sealcoat the concrete to protect it for years to come. In fact, this makes it the most durable floor on this list—near impenetrable, even.
Plus, there are many aesthetically pleasing options for sealcoating that will improve the concrete’s appearance. And this is usually the most budget-friendly option, anyway.
Consider These Basement Flooring Options
If your basement floor needs updating, consider these basement flooring options. Also, please share this guide with other home improvement enthusiasts, you know.
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