Choosing the right flooring for your basement in the Pembroke, South Shore area is always tricky. You want something durable and easy to take care of that can also stand up to the natural moisture that often occurs in basements. At Floor Coverings International Pembroke, we offer a wide range of flooring options that will help make this decision simple.
Oftentimes, basements have humid air and a concrete subfloor. They are prone to the occasional leak or flood because they’re usually below grade. Even if your walls and floor appear dry, a lot of moisture is likely present in the air. Here’s a surprising measurement: the amount of water wicked through a concrete basement wall can measure out to gallons per day.
The Right Flooring
Basement flooring needs to withstand cool, humid conditions and the occasional leak. You also should consider what your basement is most often used for.
If you have small children that often spend time playing downstairs, you’ll want something durable that’s not too hard. In this case we recommend a style of waterproof vinyl flooring.
If you are hoping for something even more durable and that’s better for entertaining at your basement bar or sitting area, try a stone tile floor. Ceramic and slate are especially popular.
Lastly, if you love the look of hardwood flooring, you could try a laminate floor or engineered hardwood floor. These styles are much more moisture-resistant than solid hardwood. They are however still susceptible to damage from larger exposure to moisture. If your home is prone to flooring, we would suggest sticking with something more waterproof.
Keep in mind that you can use a backer material or underlayment to help add benefits to your new floors. These additions can deaden sound and make a floor feel softer underfoot.
If it’s time for new basement flooring in your Pembroke, South Shore area home, or if you have more questions about the best options available, contact us today! Here at Floor Coverings International Pembroke we are proud to offer free consultations and estimates.