Waterproof Basement Flooring Options
Basement floors are often overlooked when it comes to basement waterproofing. Generally, when we refinished our basements, we choose our flooring based on design or style. However, before picking out a flooring we need to keep in mind that the wrong flooring choice can lead to excess basement moisture. So here are our recommendations for great flooring that will look good and can stand up to any water water damage.
Epoxy concrete, also known as polished concrete flooring, is a great option for basements. It is attractive and can create a great moisture barrier that will protect against water, mold, and mildew. The best part about epoxy flooring is you can also place carpeting on top without worrying about foster mold, mildew, or attracting pests.
Waterproof laminate flooring is a newer product and it is absolutely ideal for basements. Waterproof laminate does not contain any organic materials like wood that can swell and warp from moisture and provide a food source to mold and mildew. Waterproof laminate also does not require a moisture barrier before installation, so you can lay it down and be good to go.
Tile is the classic option for basement flooring. Tile will never be damaged during a flooding incident since it dries quickly and completely. Plus, tile can be installed right on top of concrete, and like waterproof laminate does not need a moisture barrier for protection.
Vinyl tile has seen a major transformation in recent years. It is no longer simply the cheap, ugly linoleum of our parent’s generation. There are now luxury vinyl floors that mimic the look of wood. These floors are great for basements because not only are they waterproof because they are made of plastic, but they are inexpensive to replace if any damage does occur.
These are all great options for your basement that can protect your family against moisture, mold, and mildew. However, before finishing your basement floors, you should call in the experts at AA Action Waterproofing. Our certified professionals can check your basement drainage and sump pump system to make sure it is working correctly. We can also ensure that there are no cracks or leaks in your floors that need addressing before installing flooring. So if you are thinking about installing a new floor in your basement, check out these great options and call us today for a free consultation to ensure your basement flooring is protected!