When you’re designing the basement of your dreams, of course, you’re going to be thinking of what colors to paint the walls and what furniture to get for the room. But before you start comparing fabric swatches, you need to start from the ground up — literally.
The flooring you choose for your basement can have a big effect on how well the room stays warm, dry, and comfortable.
The Best Flooring Options for Basements
Tiles with Vapor Barrier
This flooring material covers most issues that arise with basement flooring, making them a great option to use. They’re easy to install and remove, allow the concrete underneath it to breathe, prevent mold and mildew growth, and are easy to clean. They’re also pretty affordable and come in a number of designs to suit your tastes.
The main downside to these tiles is that the non-natural material can contain VOCs that can affect your indoor quality. Try to find manufacturers who make more eco-friendly tiles to combat this.
The glaze that covers ceramic tiles allows it to be very durable and water-resistant, meaning it’s also resistant to mold growth. However, your grout can develop mold so you should treat it with a water-resistant solvent every so often. The other main thing to keep in mind here is that these tiles tend to be pretty cold, so adding some areas rugs for comfort is a good idea.
Plain concrete is a very inexpensive, low-maintenance flooring option for your basement. While using an epoxy sealant will protect the concrete from moisture, mold growth, and cracking, concrete floors are very cold. You’ll need to add some carpets and rugs to keep your feet warm.
For all your basement remodel needs in and around Berks County, PA, give Keystone Gutter Helmet a call today!