In Products by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019
Tags: basement, flooring
The more resistant to water the materials in your basement are, the better. Your basement is naturally more humid than the rest of your home. Therefore the materials used are prone to water damage. This humidity combined with potential water events means your flooring needs to be able to handle moisture.
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 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. Many vinyl tile and plank products are made out of non-organic materials making them extremely durable. When submerged in water they can be lifted, dried, and then reused.
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. Homeowners not having to worry about water damage to the floors in their basement is a big “plus”.
If you are looking to finish your basement contact us today for a free estimate! Our service area includes Commerce, Macomb, Washington, South Lyon, and neighboring areas!