When finishing or partially finishing your basement, the choice of flooring is an important one. Most homeowners want a floor that’s attractive, comfortable, energy-efficient and durable. But you should add one other requirement to your checklist: mold-resistant.
If your goal is to install a basement floor you won’t have to tear out later, you've come to the right place. Basement Systems offers a variety of basement flooring options to ensure you get the best value for your basement finishing project.
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Flooring materials installed in the basement are vulnerable to the damp, humid, environment of the below-grade space of your home. We offer a variety of subfloor and finished flooring options designed to stand up to these conditions.
Sometimes referred to as “underlayment,” the subfloor provides a flat, stable base under carpeting or other finished floorings. If your basement floor is uneven, a subfloor will help provide a level surface. In the above-ground rooms of the house, the subfloor is composed of materials that would be easily damaged by moisture, such as plywood and OSB (oriented strand board). Even in a “dry” basement, the concrete floor is constantly absorbing and releasing moisture from the soil. To address these challenges, we offer a variety of specialized subfloor products that are mold and moisture-resistant, including Thermaldry Insulated Floor Decking and ThermalDry Basement Floor Matting.
If you install a waterproof subfloor in the basement, you can then install almost any type of finished flooring on top. If you install the same carpeting or wood flooring you have upstairs, a single plumbing leak, spillage or leaky window can wreck your investment. For added protection, select finished flooring materials that are as waterproof and mold-proof as your subfloor. To get this added measure of moisture damage protection, consider installing one of our basement floor covering solutions: ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring, ThermalDry Tiled Basement Flooring or Thermaldry Carpeted Basement Flooring. These products offer the same high-quality design you expect from conventional carpeting or wood flooring, with the additional benefit of durability and moisture-protection.
Think of how you'll be using the space in the basement when selecting your basement flooring. You'll want to weigh your budget, whether you're finishing or refinishing a portion of the basement, and your planned usage over the years. Here are a few scenarios to get you started in your planning process. When you're ready, a Basement Systems specialist can guide you through the selection of flooring material.
Wood isn’t good. Wood subflooring works well upstairs, but it attracts mold and rot in the basement. Even basement subfloor squares with wood sheathing are vulnerable to moisture. Avoid these disasters by choosing the right subfloor and flooring materials.
In the basement, flooring materials that absorb and hold moisture will attract mold and dust mites. These organisms ruin materials and pose health hazards. Removing basement flooring that’s been damaged by mold and moisture is an expensive and unpleasant task you want to avoid.
Fortunately, there are good alternatives to traditional “above-grade” flooring materials that are engineered to survive humid or damp basement conditions. Our basement finishing products are made with inorganic materials that won't be damaged by mold and moisture.
Contact your local dealer for a Free Estimate and explore the full range of basement flooring options they offer. All of our dealers have the training and expertise to help you choose the best flooring solution for your basement.
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