Everyone wants to make the most of their home’s square footage. Renovating your basement is a relatively low-cost way to add your dreamy living space to your home. But along with the oppurtunities, basement enhancing has its unique challenges. As the basement is a low-grade area, it’s prone to moisture issues, such as rot, mold, and mildew of the material.
Basement concrete flooring has different requirements than any other rooms of your home; if you choose the wrong basement floor coating , it could be potentially disastrous.
Read on our blog to pick one of the five durable floor coatings for your basement.
#1. Vinyl tile
For budget constraint people, vinyl tiles are the perfect option. The tiles are available in numerous textures and patterns to fit every décor. Moreover, the self-stick option allows for easy installation and replacement of the tiles. Vinyl tiles can cost you around $1-$5 per square foot, with additional installation charges of approximately $1-$2 per square foot.
#2. Porcelain tile
Porcelain tiles are the best option for basement floors. You can install them directly on the concrete subfloor. These waterproof and long-lasting tiles are available in unlimited styles and formats to choose from. The most popular large porcelain tile resembles hardwood planks. The only thing you need to ensure is to regularly seal the grout to prevent mildew from developing if your basement is particularly damp. Moreover, don’t install porcelain tile over the plywood subfloor as wood expands and contracts with temperature change and can break eventually.
#3. Concrete flooring
The most popular industrial aesthetic, concrete, has entered your homes’ interior designs in a big way. Concrete can be treated in various ways – starting from staining to painting to epoxy coatings. It is also available in different textures, including ground smooth, sealed, and Terrazo style. It’s slip-resistance makes concrete floor coating the perfect option for the utilitarian sections of your basement, such as mudrooms or laundry rooms.
Epoxy is one of the affordable and durable floor coatings to choose from. No matter what look or style you need for your basement, epoxy floor coating has the potential to match your design aesthetics. This abrasion and impact-resistant floor coating is available in hundreds of combinations of colors and textures.
Carpet flooring is a fantastic option when it comes to preventing water damage, but there’s a caveat. Unlike other flooring types, carpet is easy to lift up and air out, making it a cost-effective flooring option when it comes to flood-prone basements.
Replacing your basement floors is a big project, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Once you have a clear idea of how you want your floors to look, determine your budget. Once done, contact Transylvania Concrete Coatings for floor coating installations.