A basement remodel is an exciting opportunity to make some fun or much-needed improvements to your home, but it also requires planning. Picking out each design element, including basement flooring, should be done carefully. How can you select the best flooring for your new basement?
1. What will be the primary use for your basement? If your basement will likely be used for working on projects, a floor that is easy to sweep and mop is a good option. If your basement will be more of a movie-watching, game-playing space, then carpet or large, comfortable rugs will be a must.
2. Do you need to consider the acoustics? Along the same lines, the use of your basement may cause a lot of echoing. If you’ll likely have loud movies or children playing in the basement, you may want the sound absorption of carpet.
3. How likely is it that you may have water intrusion? Have you or several of your neighbors had frequent problems with water intrusion from a storm? Are your plumbing pipes reliable and up to date? If you think there’s a chance you could experience some flooding or water intrusion issues, you may want to opt for luxury vinyl plank, tile, or other water-resistant basement flooring options.
4. How formal do you want your basement to feel? Consider the environment you want to create. A comfortable, family-oriented gathering space, a crafting or workspace, or a more grown up feel to go with your poker or pool table will all prompt different flooring choices.
If you need any help choosing basement flooring, our talented designers can help you find a high-quality and beautiful option that will suit your needs and style perfectly. You can also turn to us for excellent installation. Reach out to us today.