While many homes have a basement, its appearance may be lifeless and unattractive because of a cold, damp and dull floor. Because of this, many homeowners turn their basement into a catchall room where equipment and a myriad of odd and ends are stored. If this sounds like your basement, Handyman Connection of Blue Ash has the solution to help you: a beautiful and durable new floor. Since there are many kinds of flooring material made just for basements, our craftsmen are on hand to help you find the perfect one to suit your basement.
Making the right decision
The type of floor you select for your basement will depend on the purpose of your basement. If your basement is relatively dry and you want to use the space to safely store your belongings such as clothing and linens, consider applying an epoxy coating. As a practical, low-cost method, epoxy floor coating resists messes and spills that typically occur in basements. Moreover, it’s available in a myriad of colors and designs to give your basement a fantastic facelift. By the way, if you could use some organization solutions for your basement, our professional craftsmen can plan, design and install a shelving system to perfectly your needs.
If you’re desirous to get a more finished look in your basement, select carpet, tile or wood. Carpeting is an excellent choice for dry basement floors because of its insulation factor. Opt for industrial-strength carpeting if your basement is moist and tends to leak. Since it has a low pile, it won’t soak up as much water as other carpets and is easier to keep clean. Carpet tiles are also appropriate for damp basements and are easily replaceable.
Another superior basement floor material is ceramic tile. Available in a plethora of colors, designs and styles, ceramic tile is quite versatile and, if properly installed, will give you years of use. The material is durable and easy to care for, too. Remove its chill factor by adding radiant floor heating or some area rugs.
Have you mulled over the thought of a wood floor in your basement? Wood flooring has a beauty all its own and easily complements any room. Nevertheless, if incorrectly installed, the floor will warp, swell and crack. In addition, genuine wood flooring will absorb and hold moisture, which can lead to rotting. Therefore, engineered wood flooring may be a better choice than genuine wood. It has laminated layers that resist movement but requires extra work during installation such as adding subflooring.
Laminate or vinyl flooring carries many benefits as well. Laminate flooring is made like engineered wood flooring but has been coated with a tough veneer layer. Some laminate flooring varieties are made to resist moisture, making it an appropriate application for damp basements. As for vinyl flooring, it is resilient, durable and easy to maintain. It is also resistant to moisture. Vinyl flooring is available in a huge assortment of styles and colors. If your basement is damp, be sure to choose the thicker, more durable grade. Both laminate and vinyl flooring come in designs that mimic the look of stone, ceramic tile and wood, too.
The installation solution
A gorgeous new floor can quickly transform a dreary space into an exciting new living area while increasing your home’s value. Choosing the right one and getting it correctly installed, however, means you’ll be able to enjoy it for many years without worries. Let Handyman Connection of Blue Ash steer you in the right direction. Give us a call today and let us discuss your home’s remodeling needs, including basement-flooring installations. We’ll be happy to assist you and arrange your free, no-obligation quote.