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Can You Have Wood Floors in Your Basement?

Jason Brown Wood Floors Basement

If you’re hoping to have wood floors in your basement, there are some things you need to consider beforehand.

There’s just something about wood floors that makes them a great addition to pretty much any room in your home. Wood floors can be as simple or as complex as you want, they do a great job of pulling a room together, and you can get them in a wide variety of wood species in order to tailor the look of your floor. Unfortunately, some areas of the home prove to be less hospitable to wood floors than others. The kitchen, bathroom, and basement are all guilty of this. Wood floors, especially solid hardwood floors, are less moisture-resistant than other flooring materials, making them a tricker addition to spaces that experience excessive humidity or water ending up on the floor.

Engineered Hardwood

If you’re determined to have wood floors in your basement, have no fear! Engineered hardwood is a good option for this space, thanks to its higher resistance to moisture damage. Basements have a tendency to be more humid than other areas of the home, especially in late summer and early spring (or any time of year when you experience a lot of rainfall). For this reason, it is generally recommended that you forego wood floors in favor of other, more moisture-resistant options. However, if you just really want that hardwood look and feel, engineered hardwood has you covered. It won’t survive a basement flood, but then again, very few options will.

Solid Hardwood

When you’re thinking luxury wood flooring, you’re thinking solid hardwood. We get it—solid hardwood flooring is beautiful and resilient when properly maintained. It looks amazing, it feels amazing, and it can pull a whole room together. Unfortunately, solid hardwood flooring isn’t really recommended for basements. The problem with solid hardwood flooring in basements is the humidity—these floors are most likely to suffer from moisture damage, swelling, and warping. Ultimately, we simply can’t install solid hardwood flooring in a basement.

Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors

At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.

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