Best Floors For Basements
Your basement is one of the most important spaces in your home. For those with finished basements, they are the place where friends and families get together for activities like watching movies, play dates or to celebrate special occasions. Since this room is exposed to a lot of foot traffic and some home utilities such as furnaces, you need floors that stand up to those activities, but most importantly a floor that resists damp conditions and high humidity. Cinderella Carpet One Floor & Home is your local flooring expert, and we can help you find the best basement floor for your home.
Three good options for basements are ceramic tile, vinyl tile, and engineered wood flooring. If a floor renovation project for your basement is on your list, take a deeper look at the benefits they offer.
Ceramic tile is made from mixtures of clay, sand, and other natural materials, which have been shaped and fired at a high temperature. The variety of tile colors, shapes, and sizes creates unlimited design possibilities. Tile is water and heat resistant which makes it perfect for kitchens and other wet areas of the home. Tile is durable, fade and stain resistant, they are also easy to maintain. It is considered a permanent floor because when properly installed they should last for the life of your home.
Luxury vinyl floors are durable, easy to install, and easy to maintain. They provide a warmer underfoot when compared to other types of hard surface flooring. If you are a trendsetter and want the newest for your basement, you should now that luxury vinyl tiles and luxury vinyl planks have become a favorite because they offer a good price and amazing looks. Most of our luxury vinyl options feature moisture resistance, and will not hold onto that musty basement smell many of us hate. Not only that, but they allow you to have the authentic look of wood flooring without the added maintenance.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a real wood floor product, but much more durable compared to solid hardwood. It’s available in several dozen wood species types to suit the décor of the homeowner. Most come with a finish that will outlast any applied to natural solid wood, and they’re ready to support foot traffic as soon as they are installed. They can be used where ordinary boards won't fit, like basements or on concrete.