Choosing the right flooring for your basement upgrade can be challenging, as numerous DIY-friendly options can be installed on concrete. It’s important to select the best flooring type that suits your home and your requirements.
In this article, Deerfoot Carpet provides basement flooring options over concrete and why you should consider solid hardwood flooring!
Carpeting is often the most common solution for basement flooring over concrete.
It can provide warmth and comfort to a basement. However, it’s important to ensure the basement is dry and moisture-free before installing carpet. Moisture can lead to mould and mildew growth.
Vinyl flooring is a popular choice for basements due to its durability and resistance to moisture. It comes in various styles, including sheets, tiles, and planks. Vinyl flooring can mimic the look of other materials like hardwood or tile.
Laminate flooring is a cost-effective option that can mimic the appearance of wood or stone. It’s easy to install, but choosing a laminate product specifically designed for basements is important, as regular laminate may not hold up well in moisture-prone environments.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
Tiles are a durable and water-resistant option for basement flooring. They can withstand moisture and are easy to clean. However, remember that tiles can be cold underfoot, so using area rugs or radiant floor heating can help make the space more comfortable.
Instead of covering the concrete, consider enhancing its appearance with concrete stain or epoxy. Concrete stain adds colour and can create a unique, decorative look. Epoxy coatings provide a durable and seamless finish and can be customized with various patterns and colours.
Rubber flooring is a resilient and water-resistant option for basements. It provides cushioning and can withstand heavy foot traffic. It’s commonly used as a gym or play area but can also be suitable for other basement purposes.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
There’s nothing quite like the timeless appeal, beauty, and warmth of solid hardwood flooring. This classic type of flooring is made of a single source of wood for a natural aesthetic that’s hard to beat. Solid hardwood has been a popular basement flooring choice for centuries, and for a good reason – it’s one of the strongest and sturdiest types of flooring available.
Solid hardwood flooring is relatively easy to maintain. Regular sweeping or vacuuming and occasional mopping are sufficient to keep it clean. Hardwood floors can be refinished if scratched or damaged, which can help extend their lifespan.
Solid hardwood flooring comes in many stains, colours, styles, and species of wood that give a truly unique finish. It can be refinished and restained over the years to enhance and refresh your floor. Another advantage of natural solid hardwood is its excellent acoustics, perfect for a basement meant to entertain guests!
Timeless, Durable Flooring
At Deerfoot Carpet and Flooring, we can provide competitive prices for solid hardwood flooring in Calgary with the following:
- A private warehouse that significantly reduces shipping costs
- Massive volume buying with our suppliers
- A privately-operated team of installers
Wait times, complex logistics, and complications companies face by using third-party installers are virtually non-existent for our customers. Visit our Calgary showroom today!