Are you uncertain about the best flooring for your home? Let's explore just a few of the options offered by The Floor Store by Steamout. Choices to choose from include carpet, hardwood, laminate, and tile and stone.
Several design options are suited for a finished basement. A finished basement adds extra value and room to a home. The space can be used as a family room, exercise room, home office, or guest room.
The purpose of the finished basement somewhat dictates the flooring needed there. Solid hardwood is not suited for below ground locations. Nearly all other flooring is suitable for a basement.
Most basements have concrete floors. Concrete is the most durable material available. Because it is so porous, concrete allows water to seep in through the foundation walls and the slab floor. There are two options to combat the problem. Install a waterproof underlay above the subfloor, or opt for a 'floating' floor off the surface of the concrete.
Resilient, durable laminate maintains its beauty through normal changes in humidity levels, light, and temperature; and in high-traffic areas. Engineered hardwood is also well-suited as flooring in a finished basement.
Its construction, which consists of a stabilized cover with genuine wood over the core, is not as susceptible to shrinkage or expansion as solid hardwood. There are a wide variety of exotic and domestic wood species, surface treatments, and stains available.