One of the biggest trends in home improvement and upgrades is a finished basement.  Full movie theatres, game rooms, and in-law suites are all popular options for the extra space.  In many areas though, finished basements are susceptible to damage caused by excess rain. Due to this challenge, it is important to understand what your options are when it comes to basement flooring.

The Best Flooring for Your Basement

Laminate Basement Flooring

For your finished basement, laminate flooring is one of the easiest options to install.   Depending on the size of your basement, professionals can install laminate flooring in a day or less.  One of the perks of laminate flooring in your finished basement is the fact that you can choose a water-resistant option. This durable floor does not bend or damage as easy a hard floor option. In addition, many people choose to install laminate flooring because manufacturers can design it to look just like a hardwood floor.

Tile Flooring

Although tile flooring is slightly more cumbersome to have installed, the benefits of installing it in your basement are nearly endless.  First and foremost, tile flooring is one of the most durable, water-resistant options available. If by chance your basement is flooded with water, you can easily clean tile flooring with the use of simple materials. Furthermore, tile flooring is available in many different styles.  You can choose a decorative tile, a neutral porcelain tile, or tile that looks like wood as well.


Many people choose to install carpeting in their basement because it adds warmth and minimizes the noise. You can also purchase carpeting in a variety of styles, colors, and materials. As an added bonus, carpeting can be inexpensive to replace. Also, a professional can easily and quickly install replacement carpeting, which makes it a great choice for flooring.

No matter what type of flooring you choose to use, be prepared to clean up a mess quickly if need be.  To do so, it is always wise to have a home improvement company like Beltway Builders on call.