The Benefits Of
Basement Floor Finishing
Are you stuck with the nasty, aged look of your concrete flooring system in your basement? Need a flooring system that will stand up to the test of time and the harsh moisture? Well, you are in luck because today we are going to be going through some of the most popular basement floor finishes and the benefits that they can bring to the table. So, let’s get the show on the road!
Basement Epoxy Flooring
Basement epoxies are one of the most popular flooring systems in homes and basements as of late. Don’t let the common misconception of epoxy flooring deter you, these flooring systems can provide more benefits than one for your basement. The key feature of a basement epoxy is its ability to provide the service of basement waterproofing when professionally and properly installed, creating a barrier between your basement and nasty moisture. Down below, you will find a few benefits of using a basement epoxy flooring system:
- Resist the growth of mold, mildew, and fungi
- Provide a carefree maintenance regiment
- Last 20-30 years when professionally installed
- Withstand impacts from dropped objects
Rustic Wood Concrete
We all know those home builders will try and urge homeowners away from the idea of having traditional wood flooring placed in the basement. This is because the humidity and moisture in the basement will warp, buckle and rot the flooring in mere years. But, there is a way you can have the timeless and elegant look of wood flooring in your basement and that is with a rustic wood flooring system. Rustic wood concrete is a variation of stamped concrete that mimics the look of real wood but offer the durability of a concrete floor coating and the waterproof properties as well. All stamped concrete coatings come standard with a sealer so you can rest assured this coating can resist water damage, stains, and minor scratches.
If we take a look back a few decades, we would see that polished concrete was no more than a standard commercial flooring system. When we look at today’s market for polished concrete we find that it is one of the most sought after flooring systems on the market. Using a polished concrete flooring system in your basement offers plenty of benefits and if you want to know a few, we have them outlined down below:
- Resistance to stains through its nonporous finish
- Can be stained or cut to provide a custom finish
- Permanent flooring system, won’t have to worry about replacement
- Compatible with radiant flooring so you can keep your feet warm during the winter
Increase Your Homes Value
It doesn’t matter which coating you choose to place in your basement, one thing is for certain, the value of your home is sure to go up! Recent studies and surveys have shown that finishing your basement can warrant a 70-75% return investment just by finishing your basement flooring. Not to mention, a finished basement can make your home look much more attractive on the open market when it comes time to sell, bringing in potentially a couple extra thousand dollars.
There you have it, the most popular basement flooring options and their benefits. It doesn’t matter which route you decide to take, you will enjoy a dry, bright and durable basement no matter which coating suits you the best. Now we say we wish you the best of luck on all of your home renovations and improvements to come!