Basement Flooring & Tiles - Rubber, Foam & Plastic

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Top FAQ Basement Flooring Q&A

Creating an inviting environment in the lower level of a house starts with improving the living surface. Rather than using unforgiving surfaces like cold concretes, add the correct style of basement flooring from Greatmats. It will enhance the area for any use case. We have interlocking floor tiles for basement use consisting of multiple materials, including carpet tiles for basement. All of these materials are easy to install for DIY-ers.

What is the best flooring for a basement cement floor?
Picking the right coverage downstairs allows the transformation of this space for almost any usage. Rooms for play, family gathering, exercise, or home offices all work well here. Adding color and warmth to a downstairs area is a simple process when using amazing floors. We have many products to help our customers make the most of underutilized spaces. Tile Flooring Flex is a popular pick for this process. Flex is durable and has multiple color styles available.

Can I put vinyl planks over concrete slab?
If you want to use the planks in your subbasement, you should consider a modular design that has a raised-up base that consists of plastic, allowing airflow under, drying any dampness. The top layer then can consist of a vinyl floor covering, creating an appearance that can simulate hardwood, such as the Max Raised Floor.

What is the best flooring to put on a concrete floor?
Because of the possibility of moisture seepage on the cement, select a closed cell type of foam to deliver protection from damp conditions. With this design, it will not absorb liquids from spills or from dampness seeping through the foundation. Rubber is another excellent choice to guard against wet conditions. It doesn’t soak up water, preventing the formation of mildew, mold, and unwanted odors. Foam cushioning can reduce injury if the child falls. We have options with an ASTM fall height rating for safety. Just contact us to learn more about the fall criteria. 

Do I need a subfloor in my basement?
No. Instead, just prepare the original area properly. For performing a dry lay layout with interlocking basement floor tiles waterproof installations, where no glue is required, just sweep to remove unwanted particles. For an adhesive layout, the surface should be cured and cleaned. Then allow it to dry. If it has significant cracks or uneven sections, it should be repaired to set up as smooth of a surface as possible. Remove paint, oil, or old adhesive before starting the process.

Top 7 Features of Greatmats Basement Tiles and Flooring
  1. Pop together edge with slots and tabs creates easy installations.
  2. Great looking styles are offered, with wood grain, stone, and several color options.
  3. Fall safety is provided with some product choices.
  4. Some with a vapor block are available.
  5. Certain choices lift up the base, permitting air movement underneath.
  6. They create a comfortable barrier against a cold foundation block.
  7. Assembly as well as disassembly occur quickly.

Questions to Consider Before Ordering Floors
  1. How will the space be used?
  2. Will it be exposed to seepage or flooding conditions?
  3. Will it be a wall-to-wall or island installation?
  4. Will there be a need to return to the subfloor at some point, necessitating a temporary install?
  5. Is there an in-floor radiant heat system in use?
  6. Will cushioning be necessary?
  7. Is a DIY layout preferred?

When To Use Rubber Flooring In A Basement

For those who need additional protection for subfloors, Greatmats offers thicker rubber tiles for basement. This yields an excellent level of impact absorption for free weight work. 

It yields high levels of durability for a living space too. It represents smart and inexpensive basement flooring ideas. It’s perfect for home gym floors. For this, seek basement floor tiles that have a high density and strength. They can support the weight of workout gear. 

When placed under stress, it will maintain its integrity, while protecting the original spaces. It will stand up to exercise activities and equipment far better than vinyl tile, laminate flooring, or ceramic tile.

Beyond use in a home exercise room, our rubber flooring for basement products have several other potential use cases. They work nicely in a high traffic location of a house or business. With these, installers have the choice of interlock or straight edges. The 2x2 foot size makes them easier to move into place and install than larger sizes. 

For rubber basement flooring tiles with a built in vapor barrier capability, no adhesive is required to do the installations. The interlocked edges fit tightly together and won’t pop out of place if exposed to stressful situations.

Rolls provide our customers with an economical choice to place atop cement that’s not quite smooth. They cover a large square footage quickly with a minimal number of seams. The price remains low per square foot. (Please contact us for a free quote.)

What are the Options for Waterproof Basement Flooring?

They deliver durability that nicely offsets hard subfloors. For lower levels of the house where dampness is a concern, water resistant designs are great. Additionally, we have float systems that encourage airflow underneath.

Other selections for wet basement flooring options over uneven concrete floor include firm foams. These types of flooring yield a safe and soft feel atop hard surfaces. Choose EVA or PE designs at least 1/2 inches in thickness to create a cushioned room for kids to play. This material protects ankles and knees better than a hardwood subsurface.

Installation is a piece of cake, requiring only a few minutes with no gluing required. Versus other materials, this has a greater level of cushion and warmth.

As an additional option, our Interlocking Carpet Tiles with an EVA back don’t create moisture issues. This makes them perfect as basement floor mats. If they become wet, remove them for drying and then reinstall them easily later.

Our waterproof carpet tiles will ship with an EVA back for comfort and warmth. They appear in multiple designer colors. 

Unlike others, our basement carpet tiles have a lifted base. They don’t sit flush to a subfloor. This allows air to move underneath the raised basement flooring material, which is a smart idea atop a damp foundation. 

What is a Raised or Floating Floor?

An option for a floatable basement flooring is PVC plastics. They can be used to make a floating configuration, delivering a slight cushioning. 

For athletes, they provide relief against fatigue in the joints. For weightlifters, they will not show marks if small free weights are dropped. PVC is able to support weight from heavy furniture or workout equipment. 

Pick among our StayLock Bump Top or StayLock Orange Peel. Both of these have the perfect mix of comfort and durability. 

Air will flow under the floating basement flooring, almost making a moisture barrier and preventing mold and mildew from forming. This is popular in damp areas. Installers appreciate the flexible and resistant to water design in PVC too. However, it doesn’t offer ratings for injury prevention for falling. 

One model that is growing in popularity is vinyl basement flooring. This has a great look to it, while being thin and easy to lay out. Max Tile at Greatmats delivers an interesting alternative. This encourages airflow beneath it. The upper layer is extremely durable. 

Assembly and disassembly of Max products will go quickly. They’re made for permanent or temporary installation. They have either a wood or a stone look, creating beautifully finished designs. Even when exposed to heavy foot traffic, they will maintain an impressive look. They simulate engineered wood, ceramics, or solid hardwood flooring choices.