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Benefits of Our Basement Flooring

  • Worry-free and durable: inorganic materials resist mold, mildew, and rot
  • Flexible options: carpet, tile, engineered wood, matte subfloor, insulated subfloor
  • Added warmth: makes floors up to 10 degrees warmer with a thermal break from cold concrete
  • Versatile materials and neutral colors to match any decor

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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Smart alternatives for your basement subfloors and finished flooring

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. 

What is a subfloor and why do I need it?

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.

Basement Carpeting, Tile, and Wood Flooring

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. 

What's Your Goal?

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.

  • Utilitarian Space: If your goal is simply to upgrade storage or laundry space, you can start with a subfloor or matting. The result will be a more utilitarian look and you'll value the practicality and durability.
  • Family or Play Room: If there will be children sitting and playing on the floor in a finished family room, you will want to consider comfort and warmth. Moisture-resistant carpeting would be the best choice.
  • Home Gym: If you're installing a treadmill or setting up a more extensive home gym, basement tile flooring would work. If instead, you'll be carving out a yoga studio in your finished basement, carpeting will be more appealing. Whether you choose to tile or carpet, you'll want to make sure the materials are waterproof, mold-resistant, and easily repaired. A modular approach makes it easy to replace a tile (whether carpet, wood or other material) in the event of damage.
  • Socializing, Home Theater, Bedroom: Looking for a more elegant finished basement room for social events, a home theater, or a guest room? Our Elite Plank basement flooring has the luxurious look of a high-end wood floor. Designed to withstand water intrusion or leaks in basement rooms, this engineered wood flooring will make you proud to be hosting family and friends.
Basement floor damaged by moisture

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.

Protect your investment & avoid expensive basement floor problems

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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