Options for Basement Flooring Over Concrete

By Greatmats Staff Created: June, 2017 - Modified: July, 2021

One of the easiest ways to change a cold, dark basement into a functional living space is to . A number of questions should be asked prior to selecting the best material for that application when install directly over concrete floors.

The first thing to decide is how you'll be using your space. For a recreational area or a kids play room, you may wish to consider a foam flooring product. We also carry foam tiles products with carpeted surfaces. These foam products are excellent for basement floors because they provide a softer surface that is also nonabsorbent.

To make your basement into a home gym, you may wish to look at a rubber flooring product. Rubber is a common product for protecting the concrete from weights and heavy equipment in home gyms. You can install rubber tiles and rubber flooring rolls directly on top of a concrete basement flooring surface.

Modular floor tiles are an excellent option for basement floors that occasionally seep moisture because the surface of the floor is not lying directly on the concrete surface. Raised tiles such as these allow for air and water to flow beneath the surface of your floor covering, allowing the concrete floor to breath.
For more on this topic please review our Mats & Tiles for Concrete Floors product page.