What is the best flooring option for a basement?

I have a basement I want to finish but I don't want anything that will be hassle if for some reason my basement leaks. Any suggestions? If you wa...


I have a basement I want to finish but I don't want anything that will be hassle if for some reason my basement leaks. Any suggestions?

If you want a basement floor that can withstand a below grade environment and is also eco-friendly, look no further than ceramic tiles. When properly sealed, ceramic tile floors can hold up well to moisture exposure. They can also be made with up to 70% recycled materials such as windshield and used glass bottles. In addition to being as strong or stronger as tiles made with newer materials, green ceramic tiles are often cheaper.

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8 Responses to “What is the best flooring option for a basement?”

  1. Chels says:

    carpet like a light tan color
    or a tile thats like stone it would look rich looking and if water leaks you just have to wipe it up
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  2. mom of 3 and done! says:

    They have carpet that comes in squares [individual] and lay them down, if it gets dirty or wet, lift it up and put a new one in it's place.
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  3. LadyBug says:

    Lay carpet tile.

    Be sure to vacuum and damp mop the cloor clean first, let it dry, then lay the pieces. You'll need a carpet knife at times.

    My husband put down large carpet pieces (Home Depot) that measured 22"x23" and had a wavy cut line to help prevent slippage.

    When the tail end of the hurricane hit the St. Louis area last September, I was worried about a wet basement All I did to check the floor was peel back the corner and lift only part of a piece of carpet then put it back and smooth over the seams. No moisture.

    Another good thing about this idea is if an area of carpeting gets damaged, you can replace the section with a new piece (save your extra pieces!).
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  4. Gordan says:

    If you want a basement floor that can withstand a below grade environment and is also eco-friendly, look no further than ceramic tiles. When properly sealed, ceramic tile floors can hold up well to moisture exposure. They can also be made with up to 70% recycled materials such as windshield and used glass bottles. In addition to being as strong or stronger as tiles made with newer materials, green ceramic tiles are often cheaper.
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    http://www.ciciliotandson.com/index.php

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  6. Nina says:

    I think you would find useful information at the site below. I was installing new floors in my kitchen (I'm a do it yourself geek) and the information i found was so helpful. Check it out and see what you think. I would suggest laminate because it's popular for basements. But if you're worried about you're basement leaking another flooring option would best suit you cuz laminate isn't too moisture resistant. See what you think. Hope this helps you out!!!!!!
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    http://www.findanyfloor.com/laminate/LaminateFloors/LaminatevsOtherFloors.xhtml

  7. mkeim2002 says:

    no wood! if moisture problem carpet will get musty. ceramic tile ok idea would recommend a concrete stain not paint as it will peal check out this website engraving is not necessary to achieve gourgeous stained floor
    http://www.engravecrete.com good luck
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    23 years exp.

  8. Lyss says:

    large square tiles
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