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Basement Flooring Designs
Greatmats carries many different types of comfortable basement flooring models that are easy to install and maintain. Many of our tiles have a design that’s specifically for use in the lower level of the home, where environmental conditions typically are tougher than in the upper living levels.
Basement flooring often needs to go directly over cement. The flooring materials in use must include items that will provide a barrier against the cold cement subfloor. Without a temperature barrier in the flooring, it will not be comfortable to sit on and play with the kids or the dog.
What Flooring Can Be Installed In a Wet Basement?
Additionally, some basements are perpetually damp. If you cannot seal the concrete foundation block against seepage, but you still want to use the basement as a living space, having a type of floor tile that is resistant to water may be important for you. If the floor soaks up moisture, it may allow mold or mildew to form.
Some customers have basements that may take on water after a heavy rainstorm. Without a floor drain available, customers may need to use a wet/dry vac to remove the water. If so, having a type of floor tile in the basement that is easy to remove in an emergency will be important. Floating floor interlocking tiles provide the best way to achieve this goal.
When the basement takes on water, pop the tiles apart and place them in storage until you can clean and remove the water. Then reinstall the tiles and begin using the basement again. Most of the materials in the tiles will naturally air dry within a few hours of becoming damp.
Benefits of Carpet Basement Squares
Interlocking carpet tiles are a popular selection for basements. Frequently, carpet squares made for basements have a waterproof design, making them ideal for use in a damp area.
Many styles have a foam layer attached to the underside of the carpet, enhancing the comfort level when sitting on the basement floor. Some tiles have a hard plastic base that raises the tile off the subfloor, allowing dampness to evaporate through airflow.
Carpet squares that have an interlocking edge that resembles a jigsaw puzzle will not require epoxy or glue to adhere the tiles together. This simplifies both installation and removal of this type of basement flooring.
Carpet delivers a level of warmth and comfort that will brighten up any basement area in very little time.
Benefits of Foam Basement Squares
Foam tiles work extremely well for basement flooring installs. The foam will provide the maximum level of cushioning, which is helpful in a basement playroom for kids. When the foam covers a concrete subfloor, kids will receive protection should they fall.
This type of high quality foam can stand up to temperature fluctuations that may occur in a basement. The foam tile will not crack when exposed to rough treatment or cold subfloors.
Benefits of Vinyl Basement Squares
For those who want a faux wood finish in tiles made for use in the basement, vinyl is an excellent choice. The printed top layer in vinyl tiles can resemble almost any kind of floor, including faux wood or faux slate.
Vinyl tiles often will sit on a hard plastic base that provides stability for the thin vinyl material. Vinyl is preferable to laminate in a basement, because some forms of laminate will soak up moisture, which is a significant drawback in a basement area that could become damp.
Benefits of Polypropylene Plastic Basement Squares
Polypropylene plastic square tiles are popular in basements that need a type of flooring that can withstand heavy weight. If creating a workout room in a basement where large exercise machines will be part of the space, polypropylene plastic typically has a static load rating of several thousand pounds per square foot.
These tiles usually will have a raised base that lifts the underside of the tile away from the subfloor. In a damp basement, the airflow through this area is perfect for removing the dampness from the floor through evaporation.
Some types of polypropylene plastic tiles allow customers to paint lines on them to create a sports training area for the kids in the basement.
Benefits of PVC Plastic Basement Squares
PVC plastic tiles work nicely in a basement where customers are seeking a level of durability similar to rubber and a comfort level similar to foam.
Some types of PVC plastic squares will offer a fall height rating, meaning they will reduce the potential for a serious head injury when someone falls onto them from a short distance. If kids may play rough in the basement, this can be a beneficial feature in a floor tile used over the top of concrete.
PVC plastic floors often are available in bright colors that work nicely in a playroom. Some PVC plastic tiles contain perforated holes in the tile, so spills and leaking water will drain through to the subfloor immediately.
Common Materials in Basement Flooring Tiles
- PVC plastic
- Polypropylene plastic