Basement with engineered hardwood floorFor many homeowners in the greater Apple Valley area, choosing the right flooring for a basement can seem like a daunting task. Not only can basements be dark, humid, and cold, they might not be a high priority in your home improvement budget.

Luckily, if you’re finishing or renovating your basement, or simply giving it a facelift, Floor Coverings International Dakota County is here for you with a wide selection of flooring solutions to get the job done. Read on as we explore a few of our favorite choices for basement floors.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is a great choice for basement flooring thanks to its affordability, durability, and numerous design options. Just like in bathrooms and kitchens, ceramic tile will hold up in any basement and provide you with long-lasting floors. These tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors allowing you to achieve a multitude of designs. Homeowners also love the added benefit of the diverse lay patterns to choose from, from herringbone to traditional subway, and many more. We even put together this quick guide to 5 tile patterns we love to help inspire your next project! Luxury vinyl flooring in basement

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the hottest products on the market today, and it’s no surprise it’s giving natural hardwood and stone tiles a run for their money. The 100% vinyl construction makes this flooring water-resistant and soft underfoot, and its durable wear layer will give you tough floors that will last for years to come. Whether you choose tiles or planks, luxury vinyl flooring can be glued down or floated over a clean, even surface. They can even be installed with a non-porous grout that will enhance your floor’s design and provide extra resistance to water and moisture.

Engineered Hardwood

“Did they say hardwood?”—We sure did! Depending on the level of humidity in your basement, engineered hardwood might be just what you’re looking for. One of its great benefits is the added stability provided by its dense plywood layers that resist expanding and warping when exposed to moisture. Engineered hardwood can be installed as a floating floor on top of existing flooring or concrete slab, and also allows for the installation of a moisture barrier underneath the planks. Each planks surface is topped with a layer of natural hardwood and you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes finding the right the species, stain, and finish for your design tastes.

Find the Perfect Flooring for Your Needs

At Floor Coverings International Dakota County, we know that each room in your home requires the right flooring to make the space both functional and easy on the eye. Schedule your free in-home consultation today and let us take the stress out of finding the perfect flooring for your basement. Get started today!

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