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What Should I Use for My Basement Floor?

When it comes to basement flooring options, concrete is often the material that comes to mind. But there are ways to dress up concrete that would create a basement floor you would have never expected. You can use your flooring options to create a basement floor that perfectly fits the rest of your basement design theme.

Before you have any flooring installed in your basement, you should check your basement for leaks. If you have water leaking into your basement, then you will need to address that issue before you can put in a decorative floor. Handyman Connection of San Mateo can help you and offer you the services you need to get your basement ready for a new floor.

Floor Stain

A clean concrete basement floor is like a blank canvas to a contractor who deals in concrete floor stains. A good contractor can mix a stains to create a marble look that will give your basement the appearance of a fine Roman courtyard. There are several different types of epoxy-based stains available that offer options for basement floor coverings that homeowners may have never thought possible on a budget.

Area Rug

Area rugs offer comfort, color and a touch of class to any room. You can get an area rug that acts as a comfortable place to sit in a certain part of your basement, or you can get an area rug that covers the entire basement floor. For added comfort, you should consider getting an area rug with the pad built in.

Laminate Floor

You can put any type of plank-type flooring in your basement, but laminate flooring has a couple of advantages. A hardwood floor needs to be nailed in place, which can be difficult to do when your subfloor is concrete. However, a laminate floor is a floating floor that can be installed on top of an environmental covering that simply lays across the concrete floor.

The other advantage to a laminate floor is that it will be able to expand and contract with the constant changes in temperature in the basement. A hardwood floor is able to expand and contract with the temperature, but a hardwood floor requires gradual temperature changes to remain undamaged. The temperature in a basement would be too unpredictable for a hardwood floor, but it would just fine for a laminate floor.

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Area rugs are safe for the basement, but wall-to-wall carpeting would not be as receptive to the temperature changes and moisture in even the driest basement. An indoor/outdoor rug can handle the climate in your basement, and these types of rugs can be more comfortable that you may think.

You can get an indoor/outdoor rug in a variety of colors, and you can even get them with designs and patterns on them. Most people know indoor/outdoor rugs as the floor covering of choice for enclosed patios. But they are extremely versatile and able to create color in your basement.

Almost every basement floor is made of concrete, but that does not mean that you are stuck with a boring floor. With some creativity and the help of a the professionals at Handyman Connection of San Mateo, you can have a basement floor that adds to your decor and makes your basement stand out. Call us today for your free, no-obligation estimate!

 

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