Are you thinking of putting new floors in your basement? Whether it’s part of a whole-home renovation or you just want to have a finished basement, this is a great way to make it happen!
The Fact-Finding Mission
Engineered hardwood is a fantastic choice for putting hardwood flooring in your basement. Let’s say that you don’t want wall to wall carpet anymore and tile just doesn’t excite. That’s where wood flooring comes into the picture! Because of the way they are manufactured, engineered hardwood is even more resistant to moisture damage than its solid hardwood cousin.
Even though it doesn’t seem likely, the basement actually tends to be one of the most humid parts of your home. Just because it isn’t a problem right now in early spring doesn’t rule it out as a problem in a few months when summer is winding down! That’s why you’ve got to think ahead during this project to ensure that you are doing your best to protect your investment. Put newer hardwood over a concrete subfloor. Doing this is easier than you might think, especially if you still have an unfinished basement. Plywood is usually used as the sub-floor, but in this case, it doesn’t need to be.
Consult the experts here at Jason Brown Wood Floors to see if a floating install makes sense for the basement in your home. After all, it is an incredibly common technique for installing hardwood flooring. It also uses a padded underlayment. The underlayment is floating without any support, which is where the name comes from!
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
It might sound corny, but teamwork does make the dream work! If you have been dreaming of brand new hardwood flooring all over your home, then your basement doesn’t need to be left out of the fun! Lighter colored hardwood will help the room (or rooms, depending on the size of your basement) feel much brighter than it did before! Play around with the lighting and the paint used in the basement to get the most out of your investment as well.
Tile and Luxury Vinyl
Two more possibilities are tile and luxury vinyl. Tile is incredibly durable and it is also cost-effective, perfect for any budget. It is also low maintenance which means it is still a worthwhile investment for your basement. It resists water damage, it’s environmentally friendly, and it also improves the air quality in your home.
What about luxury vinyl? It looks beautiful and it is incredibly safe – it will keep you from slipping. You also have many different choices for how it looks.
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.