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Denver Finished Basement Flooring Options

August 3 2016

Remodeling and finishing your basement can provide your family with a comfortable area to gather and socialize. However, you often must decide which type of basement flooring would most effectively accommodate your design preferences and basement needs. If you are interested in a designing a finished Denver basement, you should learn about the best basement flooring options from which you can choose.  
  • Vinyl:  The top Denver remodeling companies can install vinyl into your basement. Many benefits accompany the use of vinyl tiles or sheets. The surface and texture of vinyl is generally more soft and pleasant than other harder stone tile options. Whereas harder tiles might make it uncomfortable to maneuver on the floor, the soft texture makes vinyl very conducive for basements. Using vinyl can allow you to walk around the floor barefooted, enable your family to sit on the floor while watching movies, and permit your children to run around and play games on the floor. The vinyl is also typically warmer than other options. Because the lower level of basements can get cold and chilly, having a warmer floor can enhance the comfortable experience of relaxing or socializing in the basement.  
  • Laminate: You can also utilize laminate for your finished Denver basement floor. Laminate is especially appealing because it displays the natural and rustic appearance of wood without facilitating the same hazards of wood. For instance, the moisture resistant feature of laminate is highly advantageous for basements. Basements are vulnerable to encounter moisture from leaks, floods, humidity, or water seeping up from the foundation. Whereas the frequent exposure to moisture can damage and warp traditional hardwood, laminate is extremely water-resistant and can withstand exorbitant levels of moisture. As a result, laminate displays an attractive and natural appearance while also preventing the floor from incurring any liquid stains or moisture damages.
  • Carpeting:  Carpeting is another material often used in basements. Carpeting is the most affordable option and is relatively easy to install. The soft material can also add insulation, increase the warmth in the area, and make it comfortable to sit and walk on the floor. However, the carpet material can be severely damaged by the high moisture levels that basements experience.  Carpeting is generally not moisture resistant. High humidity levels, liquid spills, and common leaks can instigate stains and damages that are difficult to remove and that might require you to frequently have the carpet replaced. As a result, carpeting can be an effective choice if your basement is generally safe from experiencing high humidity or moisture levels.  
  • Engineered Wood:  The top Denver remodeling companies can also install engineered wood in your basement. As opposed to traditional wood, engineered floors enable the experts to manufacture, seal, and prefinish the wood boards off-site. You can also have the professionals install the engineered wood as a floating floor. Floating floors do not need to be glued or nailed to the substrate. This is especially ideal for basements because the floors can be easily and quickly installed on any type of basement subfloor. The moisture and temperature-resistant quality of engineered wood is also optimal for basements. The engineered wood can remain intact and avoid shrinking, warping, or cracking when exposed to high moisture levels or dramatic temperature fluctuations.  
Contact SF Inc Construction to handle any of your remodeling needs. Our expert staff has been satisfying customers for over 15 years and is revered throughout the Denver area for providing superior construction and remodeling services. We can complete customized remodeling projects, we use the best products on the market, and we would be happy to help maximize the comfortable atmosphere of your basement and the overall value of your property.