20 Gorgeous Basement Flooring Ideas

Your home is your castle, and some castles also include a basement level. If you want to include your basement as part of your living space, whether you plan to use it as a room for entertainment, added living quarters for bedrooms, or any other use, you will want to make sure you put down the right flooring in order to finish off the space. The problem is, that basements can be tricky, due to the fact that they are the lowest point in the home. Many basements have the potential to suffer from flooding issues, moisture, or other issues related to the home’s foundation. You will want to choose flooring that is right for your basement and being a below ground level room. If you have been trying to decide on the right flooring for your basement, we have some ideas that may help you. Keep reading to learn more about basement flooring choices.

Many types of flooring should only be used in a basement that has already been finished. Here are some of the flooring types that can complete your finished basement.

Engineered wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring should only be used in a finished basement. Although it is different from standard, solid wood flooring, they can still suffer from moisture damage. They are a multi-ply construction wood, and it gives them a lot more stability over solid wood. You won’t have as much to worry about when it comes to shrinking and expanding during temperature fluctuations and humidity changes, and they are fairly easy to maintain. You also won’t have to deal with having to have the floors finished after installation. They are already complete at the time they are installed. These floors come in an array of styles and colors and can really add style and class to your basement.

Ceramic tile

This is a great flooring for basements. Ceramic is stylish, classy and comes in so many styles, designs, colors and more. The choices are endless and you can create a beautiful floor design using design tiles. It’s an easy choice for cleaning and maintaining, especially if the room will be used for a lot of entertainment and foot traffic. It will need regular grout care and repair, but you won’t have to worry as much about water and moisture damage, such as with wood flooring. For added flare, softness and warmth, try adding a large area rug over part of the room, or maybe two, if the room is extra large.

Carpet

A lot of people like to lay a nice carpeting in their basement. So long as your basement is finished and the risks of water damage or flooding is minimal, this can be a comfortable and homey look for your basement to make it look and feel like just another room in your home. Carpets come in a very wide variety of colors and styles, from thinner, décor style type carpeting, to thick and plush.

Vinyl

If your basement is subject to flooding or water issues, vinyl is often the best choice. You can vinyl flooring in many different types of designs and colors, and today, vinyl can be made to mimic that of other flooring types, such as ceramic tile or wood planks. It’s very budget friendly, easy to lay, should you choose to DIY, and it is very durable for basement settings.

Talk to a flooring specialist to help you decide on a flooring that works for your basement. He can help you find the best flooring for your home, lifestyle, and budget. But before you do, here are 20 gorgeous basement flooring ideas for you to look at.

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