10 Best Basement Flooring Options
Each of us at least once in his life came across the question of which basement flooring to choose for housing? Various floor coverings are suitable for the home. This article contains the top 10 best basement flooring options grouped by its purpose.
Floor coverings for working rooms
The hallway, corridors, kitchen, bathrooms, utility rooms are used more often than other rooms, the main traffic routes run along with them, they become more polluted during the day. Here, floor coverings should repel dirt and moisture, and be easy to clean.
1. Floor tiles
Floor tiles have high mechanical characteristics and an anti-slip coating. When buying, pay attention to porosity - the smaller it is, the lower the water absorption and the higher the strength of the material. The image of the foot applied to the packaging on a black background indicates that there is floor tile in front of you, the image of the hand means that it is wall tile.
2. Porcelain tile
Porcelain stoneware tiles with high frost resistance and anti-slip coating, even with intensive walking, are resistant to abrasion. Water absorption of less than 1%, involves the use of rooms with high humidity and temperature extremes.
Linoleum is a polymer roll, moisture, and wear-resistant. It has a rich palette of colors and patterns. The big advantage is the simple technology of laying on the glue.
Flooring for the living room
For the living room, wooden coverings are most often chosen.
4. Piece parquet from solid wood
Laying with a full grinding cycle, intermediate varnish coatings and full hardening can take about two months. With timely restoration, grinding and varnishing, the operation period will be up to 50 years.
5. Massive floorboard
The massive board looks advantageous in large rooms. It differs from piece parquet in size: width - from 60 to 200 mm, length - from 600 to 3000 mm.
6. Parquet board
Parquet board is a quality material with a three-layer structure. The top layer is made of fine wood, the rest, usually from pine or spruce. It tolerates differences in air humidity and temperature fluctuations, allows you to set a "warm floor". Laying does not take much time and is possible even for non-professionals.
Laminated parquet (laminate) is made in the form of boards about 200 x 1500 mm in size and has a thickness of 6-12 mm. The service life of such a coating is 5-30 years. The coating features are reflected in the wear resistance classes: the laminate of the “commercial” sector is of the 33–34th class, for household use it is enough to take the 31–32nd class.
8. PVC laminate or vinyl floor
PVC laminate (vinyl flooring) is a modern flooring resistant to moisture, chemicals, and mechanical damage. It is applicable for almost any room: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and hallway.
Floor coverings for rest, bedrooms and children's rooms
Carpet - roll material consisting of the pile on a substrate of rubber, latex, felt, etc. The greater the density and the shorter the pile of the coating, the more resistant it is.
10. Cork flooring
Cork flooring is obtained from cork oak bark. Available in the form of tiles with a thickness of 3 mm, coated on the front with a layer of polyvinyl.