Selecting the right home flooring for your basement seems like a tough decision. You’ll need to take into account your current structure, addressing any existing problems, and trying to stay within a reasonable budget before making your final selection. Of course, the experts at RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers are ready to help you make your selections and provide flawless home flooring installation service. Just give us a call or meet us at our showroom to get some helpful insight and advice for basement flooring.
Considerations Before Choosing
Before selecting which home flooring material would be best for your basement, there are a couple of concerns and potential prep work you need to take into account. Most basements are cold and face moisture problems. The subflooring in most home’s basements is a concrete slab or plywood, which can cause some difficulties during the installation. Before installing any new flooring in your basement, you may need to seal cracks, level the sub-floor, and waterproof the foundation. These preparations can eat into your flooring budget, so be mindful of these tasks.
Then, it would be best if you considered the purpose of your finished basement space to help guide your decision. Transforming the basement into a second living room, guest room, or kids’ playroom may lead you to favor one type of flooring than if you were repurposing the basement into an entertainment space or home office.
If you can control the dampness in your basement, carpet flooring is an excellent option to add comfort and warmth to your underground abode. Carpet is a cost-effective option and works over many types of sub-floors. If your sub-floor is concrete, carpeting adds some cushioning and softness underfoot. This is a stylish and safe option for transforming your basement into a family area or extra guest room.
Choosing engineered hardwood is more water-resistant than other wood floor options. This is a great choice if your subflooring is in good condition, meaning it is level, smooth, and generally waterproof. Engineered hardwood can be glued down or floated by interlocking the boards. Either way, the look of it lends plenty of elegance to your basement area.
Ceramic tile may be a surprising option to see on this list, but its durable and water-resistant properties make it an excellent alternative flooring choice. The material is suitable for other moisture-prone areas of the house, like kitchens, bathrooms, and mudrooms. If properly installed and sealed, a disaster like a basement flooding won’t force you to replace your ceramic tile flooring.
RPS Flooring is Here to Help
Is your home or commercial building in need of new floors? RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers has over two decades of experience providing residential and commercial flooring throughout Maryland. Give us a call, or come and visit our showroom to check out our expansive selection. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.