The type of basement flooring you choose will depend on a lot of factors, including how you’re going to use the space and what type of traffic it will be getting on a daily basis. If you’re installing a kitchen, for instance, you probably want to stay away from carpet and engineered woods, which don’t stand up to moisture as well as other types of flooring like vinyl, linoleum, and laminate. If you’re using your basement as more of a rec room, though, then carpet might be your best option for comfort and soundproofing.
Get some samples of flooring and see how they look inside your basement instead of buying strictly off a catalog or website. Knowing how flooring looks under your lighting and with your design is the best way to decide whether or not you love it. When you’re ready to commit, buy your flooring all at once. It can be nearly impossible to exactly match solid- or engineered-wood flooring from one batch to another since color and grain can vary from batch to batch.
We can help you decide what type of flooring will work best for your space, so don’t panic if you are having a hard time making a decision. We’re experts in renovating basements, after all, so we can work with you to make sure you get the best type of flooring to meet your needs and budget.