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Upgrading Your Basement Flooring

When it comes to choosing a basement flooring solution, it may feel as if you have limited choices. Most traditional flooring systems don’t make the cut, for example, carpet can become moldy, hardwood will warp and rot and tile can become fairly slippery when exposed to moisture so we think that the best flooring systems for the basement are nontraditional flooring systems like epoxy flooring and stamped concrete. With these flooring systems in your basement, you won’t have to worry about the disadvantages that come with traditional flooring as well as some additional benefits that other flooring systems can never provide. Down below, you will find the reasoning as to why we think the basement is the ideal setting for nontraditional flooring types.
Epoxy Flooring
One of the reasons why so many homeowners are beginning to use epoxy flooring is the basement is for its versatility in design, durability and the most important of all, basement waterproofing. First off, epoxy in the basement has 2 major variations, metallic epoxy, and epoxy flake flooring. Metallic epoxy offers a finish that can mimic the appearance of waves, clouds, and lava with the use of brushes, blowers, and solvents. In terms of durability, not many other floorings can compete with the durability of an epoxy floor coating. Epoxies offer resistance to damage from dropped objects, corrosive chemicals, and water damage. We will be explaining the benefits of basement waterproofing down below.
Stamped Concrete
Many consider stamped concrete to be a system for exterior use but it can see its fair share of use in the basement. Stamped concrete offers the ability to make your basement safer with its slip and skid-resistant finish with the natural texture of concrete. When paired with a sealer, stamped concrete is also resistant to the growth and spread of mold, mildew, and fungi. This is crucial as mold and mildew tend to spread into surrounding areas and eventually into the walls and floors of your home causing significant health hazards. In terms of design, stamped concrete can be crafted to mimic the appearance of wood, natural stone and intricate paver patterns helping you design your basement anyway you like!
Basement Waterproofing
One of the biggest benefits that you stand to gain by upgrading your basements flooring is the service of basement waterproofing. When you use a professional to install your flooring, they are going to make sure that the bond to the concrete slab is is as tight as possible. This will eliminate the chance of water seepage from your foundation, which will reduce corrosion of the
foundation and increasing its service life. With a waterproof basement, wooden supporting beams and floorboards will also be protected from the effects of water damage. Basement waterproofing is also recommended by all basement remodeling companies as the first thing to
complete before remodeling the basement to keep moisture exposure to new materials to a minimum.
Increased Home Value
A benefit of upgrading your basements flooring is the increase in the value of your home that comes with the upgrade. Homeowners have reported a return of investment as much as 70-100% by upgrading the basement flooring. Not only will your home’s value increase, but your foundation and structural integrity of the home can also last much longer than a basement that has a bare concrete flooring system in the basement.