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Basement Flooring Guide

About Basement Flooring

Basement flooring needs to provide plenty of versatility, as customers use these floors for a wide range of situations. People install new floors in basements to serve as a family play space, a workout space, a workshop area, or a space to do laundry comfortably.

Because basement spaces sometimes end up with moisture from seepage through concrete blocks, from flooding, or from a broken pipe, basement flooring needs to be water resistant.

Additionally, this flooring can provide insulative properties to guard against the cold concrete subfloor. Greatmats has multiple options to meet your basement’s needs.

This guide makes it easy to find precisely what you need. Keep reading to learn about the key differences between various types of flooring, compare popular products, and get ideas and answers to your questions!

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Top 10 Questions

Below are the most popular questions we've received about dance flooring. Click the question to get a detailed answer and explanation on these topics.
  1. What Are the Best Home Gym Flooring Options Over Concrete Tiles?
    To create a workout space in your basement at home, it’s important to add basement flooring that insulates against the cold concrete subfloor, that provides cushioning for athletes, and that protects the concrete (especially if you will be lifting and dropping free weights).

  2. What Are the Best Wet Basement Flooring Options?
    When selecting basement flooring for a basement that frequently has moisture seepage or leaks, look for a water-resistant or waterproof type of tile. Tiles with a slightly raised base, allowing air to flow underneath, also represent a smart choice in a damp basement.

  3. How Do You Cover a Dirt Floor?
    When you want to install flooring over a dirt floor in a basement or cellar in an old house, you want to consider flooring with perforations. Creating a safe space to walk, while allowing airflow to reach the dirt, is the best way to avoid the formation of mold and mildew.

  4. What Is the Best Basement Flooring on a Budget?
    Adding inexpensive foam tiles to a basement is a great way to create a safer, cushioned space over the top of a concrete floor for a low price. Rubber flooring and some types of carpet tiles also offer a budget-friendly way to create comfortable flooring in a basement.

  5. What Are the Best Carpet Tiles for a Basement?
    If you have interest in adding carpeting as your basement flooring, look for carpet tiles that include a foam backing to provide cushioning against the concrete subfloor. For ease of installation, you may want to consider a peel and stick style of carpet tile that goes directly over the concrete.

  6. How Can I Choose Flood Proof Basement Flooring?
    In a basement where flooding is a regular concern, seek a waterproof style of flooring. Such flooring should be easy to disassemble, so you can pick it up and allow it to dry, while also drying the subfloor after the flood. PVC and rubber are good materials for this situation.

  7. What Basement Flooring Is Suitable for Going Over a Floor Drain?
    If you are installing basement flooring in an area where you must navigate around a floor drain, you could cut the flooring to leave the drain exposed. Another option is to use perforated flooring that can go directly over the floor drain without blocking it.

  8. What Are the Best Temporary Basement Flooring Options for Kids?
    To create a temporary floor over the top of a concrete basement floor, look for an interlocking tile that is easy to assemble and disassemble. Foam puzzle tiles, PVC tiles, and roll out vinyl covered foam are all smart ways to create cushioned temp floors for playtime in a basement.

  9. What Are the Best Playmats for Kids in a Basement?
    Creating a playroom in a basement often involves placing cushioned flooring over the concrete subfloor, giving the kids protection from falls. Foam tiles are some of the best materials to use for creating a playroom in a basement, because they have cushioning and thermal protection against the cold concrete.

  10. What Basement Flooring Provides the Best Insulation?
    Bare concrete feels cold for kids sitting on or playing on the subfloor in a basement. To provide insulation against this cold concrete, consider basement flooring options like foam tiles, raised tiles with a plastic base, or cork tiles.

Best Products

Max Tile Raised Floor Tile, 5/8 Inch


With its plastic base raised a fraction of an inch, our Max Tile Raised Floor Tile allows air to flow underneath the tile, helping moisture to evaporate. These tiles have a stylish top vinyl layer, resembling wood flooring or stone, which creates a great look for any room in the basement.

Modular Square Carpet Tile, 3/4 Inch


Using carpet as your basement flooring is an easier process when selecting the Modular Square Carpet Tile from Greatmats. The carpet layer is soft and durable, while the raised plastic layer lifts the base of the tile away from the subfloor, allowing air to move under the tile, encouraging evaporation in a damp basement.

TileFlex Floor Tile, 1/2 Inch

TileFlex Floor Tile, 1/2 Inch

Create the look of a stone tile for your basement flooring by selecting our TileFlex Floor Tile. These tiles have a vinyl top layer that looks like stone floors, while the raised base layer consists of firm plastic that contains the interlocking edge, which simplifies installation.

Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile, 5/8 Inch

Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile, 5/8 Inch

One of our most popular basement flooring selections is the Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile, which can go directly over a concrete basement subfloor. It has a puzzle style edge to simplify installation, along with a foam backing layer that provides cushioning and insulation.

Wood Grain Reversible Foam Tiles, 1/2 Inch

Wood Grain Reversible Foam Tiles, 1/2 Inch

Create the look of a hardwood floor in a basement with our Wood Grain Reversible Foam Tiles. This EVA foam tile is waterproof and provides a little bit of cushioning against the concrete subfloor in a basement.

Customer Installations

Franklin County Sandlot Football

Rubber Flooring Franklin County Sandlot Football

When Franklin County Sandlot Football sought to create a durable flooring in its basement multipurpose space, it reached out to Greatmats for our 1/4-inch thick rubber roll. The rubber flooring covered 2,200 square feet in the multipurpose space, delivering durability without having to worry about a crack in the concrete subfloor causing a stumble for players or visitors.

Commercial Multipurpose Room Product: Geneva Rubber Flooring Roll

Ashley Radetich Testimonial


As a fitness and nutrition coach, Ashley Radetich wanted to create a home gym with flooring she could install directly over carpet. Our StayLock tiles were easy for her to install. And she loved them so much, she even moved them from Las Vegas to New Jersey for a new installation.

Basement Home Gym Product:

Orange Peel StayLock Tile

Tashia’s Testimonial


When seeking to install a waterproof flooring to create a family room in a basement prone to dampness and concrete block seeping, Greatmats employee Tashia installed our waterproof carpet tiles for her basement family room. The tiles included a foam backing layer to deliver cushioning for multiple family activities.

Family Room Product: Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile

Jason Ballard Testimonial

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After a sump pump failure in the basement caused a flood, Jason Ballard and his wife sought ideas for a type of basement flooring that did not require adhesive. Our modular basement flooring tiles snap together and remain tightly connected, so there’s no need to glue the edges or to apply glue underneath, making it easy to remove the floor whenever needed.

Water Resistant Product: Modular Square Carpet Tiles

Braylan Enscoe Testimonial

Braylan Enscoe Testimonial dance flooring in basement’ layout=

Creating a home dance studio in a lower level of the home gave Braylan Enscoe a great place to practice and to take video-based classes. The roll of marley was the perfect solution to cover the concrete and to provide a sure footing with slip control.

Home Dance Studio Product: Rosco Adagio Marley Roll

L.E. Phillips Senior Center


When the L.E. Phillips Senior Center has more than 2,000 people who participate in activities, and it needed a great floor in the basement of the facility to make the most of the space. Our raised tiles protect against dampness, allowing air to flow underneath while also providing a laminate vinyl surface that looks like a hardwood floor finish and is easy to clean.

Commercial Fitness Product: Max Tile Raised Floor Tile

Basement Flooring Installation & Maintenance Videos

How To Install Modular Carpet Tiles Over Concrete

Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles - Basement Flooring, Home Dance Floor, Aerobic Floor

How To Install Wood Grain Foam Tiles

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