As any homeowner knows, a finished basement is a wonderful asset to your home. Not only does it allow you to have another livable space, or a convenient, orderly place for storage in your house, but it also adds value to your property that will be useful when it comes time to sell your home. But in addition to being a useful room in your home, some basements are also more prone to damage, particularly from flooding, than other rooms are. So what kind of flooring should you choose for a finished basement? Jim Boyd’s Flooring America has a few suggestions for you.
The floor you choose to finish your basement will depend on what kind of use you want to get out of that room. If you have children or pets who will primarily be using the basement as a play area, you might want to consider carpeting. Carpeting will be easier on feet and paws than a hard surface, and if you choose a dark color or multicolored pattern for your carpet, it will be less likely to show stains and dirt.
The downside to carpet is that if it becomes wet due to basement flooding, it can be difficult to dry out and properly clean. To avoid this potential issue, you should consider the value of laminate flooring. Laminate flooring will be a beneficial choice if your finished basement is going to be a high-traffic area because it is exceptionally durable. Laminate is also finished with a tough treatment that can withstand a lot of wear and tear, so you will not have to worry about replacing your flooring before selling your home.
For the ultimate combination of water-resistance and durability, vinyl tile is the top choice for finished basements. Vinyl tile can be cleaned in minutes, repels water, and is easy to replace if it gets damaged (simply replace a single tile or two if they are the only ones showing wear). For a finished basement, vinyl tile could be the best way to go.
Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is here to provide you practical carpeting and other great flooring options. We want to assist you in creating the home of your dreams. Yes, eco-friendly flooring and carpeting is available.
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