Upgrading the basement flooring in your Smyrna-area home can be a rewarding experience, especially if you’re creating a space where you spend a good deal of time. Unlike other areas of your home, below-grade basements come with a few unique challenges that are important to keep in mind when selecting your next floors, including moisture and concrete slab subflooring. While this makes it fairly easy to rule certain materials out, like hardwood, it can be a tough challenge finding the best flooring for your basement’s needs.

At Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta, we’re dedicated to helping you find the right flooring for the specific needs of your home. Read on as we explore the top flooring choices for your basement below!

basement with luxury vinyl

Luxury Vinyl

You’ve probably seen the name “luxury vinyl” pop up more and more in blogs and magazines, and we certainly do our part to help spread the word about its numerous benefits. Luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring are made from 100% vinyl that’s water resistant and can be made to imitate the look of natural stone and hardwood. Because it’s vinyl, this flooring will also be softer underfoot than the natural materials it mimics. Luxury vinyl can be glued down or installed as a floating floor thanks to its interlocking edges, and it’s a budget-friendly way to elevate the design of your basement.

Ceramic Tile

It might not be surprising that ceramic tile appears on the list of best basement flooring. Not only is it very durable, it’s also cost-effective and good-looking. Ceramic is a versatile material that can be used anywhere in your home. It holds up exceedingly well in humid environments and its durability is tough enough for foot traffic and heavy furniture. While they might not give you the same flexibility as a floating floor, they will provide years of durability and classic design.

concrete flooring in smyrna basement

Finished Concrete

Did you know that one of the quickest and most cost-effective types of flooring is already installed in your basement? While it may be unfinished, consider your existing concrete slab flooring a diamond in the rough that can become truly unique flooring. Your concrete slab can be stained and sealed with a strong epoxy, which creates a floor that’s completely water-resistant.

Homeowners love the variety of colors and textures they can achieve by finishing their concrete slab, and it’s no surprise this flooring trend is on the rise. This type of flooring also allows you to play with different colors and textures by adding area rugs that will boost your design and provide extra comfort underfoot.

Get Started Today

At Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta, we take the stress out of the flooring process. From our free, in-home design consultation to installation and final walk-through, our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect flooring for your needs. Book your free consultation and estimate and start your basement flooring project today!

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