What type of flooring should I put in my unfisnished basement that does leak a bit?

In the spring I do have water coming up through the cracks and does pool at one spot. What is my bets flooring option for my basement when I want to ...


In the spring I do have water coming up through the cracks and does pool at one spot. What is my bets flooring option for my basement when I want to refinish it. Thanks

Loose laid carpet of any kind as long as you pull it up and set aside during those times..Tile (ceramic) may hold if the cracks are treated so it will expand and contract with the water but thats an expensive bet..
Until the water problem is solved , there is no good flooring for your situation, sorry … GL

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5 Responses to “What type of flooring should I put in my unfisnished basement that does leak a bit?”

  1. Nora H says:

    I suppose you can always do indoor/outdoor carpeting, I wouldn't use a regular carpet, laminate, or wood flooring if it's going to have standing water on it occassionally. What about just painting the basement floor with a concrete paint and making it look nicer?
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  2. Hex92 says:

    Nora is on the right track. Go buy the epoxy concrete paint from Lowes. I used it in my storage/workout room and it looks real nice.
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  3. rob s says:

    Loose laid carpet of any kind as long as you pull it up and set aside during those times..Tile (ceramic) may hold if the cracks are treated so it will expand and contract with the water but thats an expensive bet..
    Until the water problem is solved , there is no good flooring for your situation, sorry … GL
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    20 years in flooring as a store owner/installer

  4. Fate543 says:

    Don't install Laminate. Never recommended for a below grade installation. Here's a great site to reference. You'll get all your flooring questions answered here:

    http://www.findanyfloor.com/
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  5. Gordan says:

    When it comes to choosing a floor type for your basement, your options are somewhat limited.
    Less permeable stone floor types such as flagstones, granite and slate can make for a perfect basement floor. Slate tiles, stone tiles and ceramic tiles can all be installed below grade, but like concrete, also need to be sealed.
    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.
    References :
    http://www.ciciliotandson.com/

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