For many people, the basement is that area in our homes that we hardly use for anything constructive; we dump old toys, TVs, clothes, and other junk down there. But this trend is changing and today, home owners are increasingly seeking to utilize all the space in their homes; the basement is being used as a gym, cinema hall, laundry room, kid’s play room, and so on so forth. Regardless of the use you have for the basement, there are several flooring options that you can opt for.
Check some of the top basement flooring ideas for your basement in 2016;
1. Natural stones/ tiles; natural stones and tiles are the top option; they always give your basement a lively and unique look. From ceramic tiles, to marble, you have a wide choice of natural stones to choose from. The fact that they are durable, easy to clean, and stylish makes them the perfect flooring option for your basement.
2. Concrete floor; good old concrete is also a flooring option you should consider. You can be creative and go for concrete flooring that has beautiful and creative designs, or just for plain concrete and later put up a nice carpet.
3. Engineered wood; engineered wood is also another option that’s very popular in 2016; the basement tends to be cold, and using concrete flooring or tiles doesn’t make things better. By using this specially designed wood, you make the floor warmer and more aesthetically appealing. The wood can be attached to plywood and you can go ahead and incorporate more creative designs on the wood.
4. Laminate; laminate flooring is ideal for anyone flooring their basement on a tight budget. The laminates are made of a plastic like material that can be made to resemble tiles, wood, or whatever style the home owner wants.
5. Cork; cork is eco-friendly, soft, and is preferred for its resistance to bacteria and water. It is inexpensive; however, it tends to get worn out faster, and is very sensitive to scratches and tears. You should thus weigh the pros and cons of having it, before rushing to install it in your basement. Usually, cork is ideal for a basement that won’t experience much human traffic; otherwise it tends to give away pretty fast.
In 2016, you can use any of the above flooring ideas for your basement, to make it more appealing and sylish.