What is the Best Basement Flooring for a Bedroom?

Lisa Hobbie // 2019

Finishing a basement to gain living space is a project that really increases a home’s value. Not only does such an improvement increase the house’s resale value, but it also provides the perfect opportunity for growth of a family and space to enjoy and utilize, especially if you have a ranch style home with a basement. If adding a beautiful new master bedroom, spare bedroom, or guest bedrooms to a basement is part of the plan, selecting the best basement flooring option is one of the most important aspects to consider, as you want one that is comfortable, durable, and appropriate for the environment.

Basement are sometimes prone to moisture, mold, mildew, and dust. So, selecting a basement flooring material that can hold up in these conditions is imperative. Concrete basement slabs are also porous if not sealed - inviting moisture to seep up through the slab, so you must select an option that is resistant to the growth of mold and mildew under your flooring. There are many excellent options available at Greatmats that would be a durable and dependable addition to a basement improvement project, specifically, a bedroom.

Carpet Tile Squares

Not much beats the look and feel of plush carpet when your feet hit the floor in the morning, but traditional carpet is not an ideal basement flooring option. That’s where carpet tile squares come in! They are very popular for basements, as they can quickly and easily be removed and reinstalled, and they can be installed directly over concrete or tile.

There are numerous sizes, colors, and models available, but one of the best for a basement bedroom would be our Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile. These carpet squares are easy to install and can be custom cut to fit any space. They provide an anti-fatigue and insulative value similar to traditional carpet, and they are waterproof and odor proof. They can simply be vacuumed for easy clean up, and since they will not absorb water, should they become wet, they can be stood on end and dried out.

Wood Grain Foam Tiles

Hard wood floors are rich and inviting, but they also succumb to scratches and damage, and if they have a fiberboard core, they likely haven’t been treated for moisture resistance. This could cause the wood to crack, warp, or buckle, making it less than ideal as a basement flooring option.

If you like the look of a hardwood floor, but want something more basement appropriate, interlocking wood grain foam floor tiles are an excellent option. These are waterproof, lead free, latex free, easy to clean, easy to install, and simple to replace. This type of foam tile has a wood pattern on one side and can be laid out in a number of ways providing for a tight-fitting, interlocking design. Unlike wood, which is hard and uncomfortable, these tiles deliver a soft, cushioned feel. They will give your basement bedroom the look of rich hardwood without the hefty price tag and high maintenance, creating a warm and inviting feel.

Raised Floor Tiles

If you need to select a durable basement flooring option that has an attractive look but allows for air circulation beneath it, a raised tile is an excellent choice. These tiles are designed to prevent mildew and mold as they will not trap moisture. This natural circulation promotes a dry, healthy environment. Where not required, we would suggest using a 2 to 6mm rubber underlayment to provide shock absorption and comfort. This will also help insulate the floor. However, if leaks could occur then you wouldn’t want the underlayment, as you’d want water to be able to drain or dry.

The high quality, 3mm thick vinyl laminate top surface provides a beautiful finish available in a variety of designer textures. The top features a UV protective coating that will prevent scratches and divots. This type of tile will not need refinishing or maintenance, and will provide years of beauty in your basement bedroom.

Many Basement Flooring Options at Greatmats

Whether one of the options listed will suit your needs and preferences, or, whether you want to explore other options available at Greatmats, there really are numerous types of basement flooring to choose from. Regardless of the type of floor you select, it’s important to find one that will keep your basement dry and comfortable. Think about other aspects of a floor that are important to you - the ease of installation, cost, material, and comfort, and one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives will be able to assist you with choosing the option that best suits your preferences.
For more on this topic please review our Basement Flooring Tiles product page.