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5 Types of Flooring Perfect For the Basement

The basement is one of the most versatile room in the house. It can serve as a workspace, storage space or even an extension of your living area. Nonetheless, basements present unique renovation or construction challenges, especially when it comes to selecting flooring. If you are planning to optimize your basement décor to make it more comfortable and more attractive, you will have to consider the many floor covering options available on the market. But how to choose properly?

Find the best flooring options for your basement by comparing comfort, durability and appearance right here!




Novah Ceramic


Of all the basement flooring options, ceramic represents the best of many worlds. Installing tiles in all or part of your basement lets you have some fun with your decor. This is definitely the interior designers preferred choice. Ceramic is very suitable for any style of home, being available in many different sizes and aesthetics that mimic the look of many woods and natural stones. Finally, the tiles themselves can be cut and shaped into unique geometric shapes for unusual and personalized floors. In addition, it has resistance properties and is easy to maintain.

Be aware that when the ceramic is affixed directly on concrete, the tiles can become cold in the winter season. If the cooler temperature is a concern, then a radiant heating system can be added to warm the surface.  


Vinyl Planks & Tiles

Vinyl Planks Alaska

This basement flooring option offers great value for the money. Vinyl planks or tiles are easy to install, thanks to their click installation joints. You can also get these materials in an amazing array of styles that will coordinate perfectly with any decor while mimicking ceramic and textured patterns resembling real wood. In the event of superficial damage, most boards can be easily repaired by replacing the damaged pieces if the flooring condition is suitable.

Loose Lay Vinyl Sheet

Easy Living Loose Lay Vinyl Sheet – Tarkett Collection

Easy Living Loose Lay Vinyl Sheet – Tarkett Collection


Loose lay vinyl sheets happen to be an excellent basement flooring selection. Vinyl flooring creates a nearly seamless, water-impervious surface on your basement floor. It is easy to maintain, warm for the feet, quiet, comfortable and resistant to wear and tear. Buying this type of flooring allows you to cover a large area at an affordable price. It is also offered in a wide variety of stylish appearance, giving you one of the widest assortments on the market. You are sure to find one that meets your specific needs.



Begley Rolled Carpet – Nobilia Collection

Begley Rolled Carpet – Nobilia Collection


Carpeting in basements can be extremely functional and hypoallergenic. It is one of the hottest floor options even without a radiant structure. It improves sound quality for home theaters and is great for the playroom if you have small children. You can't go wrong when it comes to its value for money.

 One creative alternative is to install carpet tiles. Therefore, you can easily replace each of the tiles individually if damaged.


Laminate Flooring


Santorini Laminate Floor – Urbania Collection

Santorini Laminate Floor – Urbania Collection


Laminate flooring is more attractive than ever before, due to improved image layer graphics and impact resistance. These are considered to be one of the most popular flooring options. This type of covering imitates hardwood floors flawlessly and is accessible in endless shades, colors, and in multiple widths and therefore the ideal material for all your floor renovations.


Planning a basement remodel?

Finally, as you can see, it is possible to install almost any type of floor in the basement, but there are certain specifications to consider. The big challenge with basements is that they are generally exposed to humidity. This can both undermine the integrity of any flooring you put down, and the wrong flooring can risk your health if you spend much time in your basement space. It is important to remember that basement conditions are different from those on the upper levels of your home and that these disparities not only affect your flooring choice, but also how they will be installed.

You can count on our flooring experts to answer your questions and provide you with additional useful information so that you can make an informed choice.

The basement is often underestimated, yet it is an extension of your main living space. Thoughtful design plays a huge role in your long-term utilization. This is why our in-store consultants and designers can guide and assist you throughout your project.

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