Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Adam Jensen
When it comes to basements the more water resistant the product is the better. Your basement is naturally more humid than the rest of your home making it prone to moisture problems. This humidity combined with potential water events from sump pumps or leaking pipes means your flooring needs to be able to handle any potential water.
For starters, rule out any flooring options that contain wood. These products will not be able to withstand the moisture in the basement and will start to bend, warp, and even grow mold. Products such as hardwood and laminate flooring will not last within the basement environment.
Consider Vinyl Plank and Luxury Vinyl Tile, they have come a long way in the past few years and are the perfect solution for a damp basement. They come in a variety of different colors and patterns and can even feature grout to give them the look of traditional tile. Many vinyl tile and plank products are made strictly out of pvc or other non-organic materials making them water resistant as well as extremely durable. When submerged in water they can be lifted, dried, and then reused, savng you time and money!
At Finished Basements Plus we use Vinyl Plank flooring in the majority of our basements due to their water resistance and durability. Basements are prone to water damage and it is important to consider what you can do to reduce the damage associated. Home owners not having to worry about water damage to the floors in their basement is a big "plus".
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