Basement Floor Options
The basement, also known as the forgotten room, is typically the storage room of the house. Yes, there may be a bedroom stuffed down their somewhere or even a place to watch television, but normally it is just the dimly lit cave that houses the washer and dryer. But for those looking to sell the house or just renovate it, sprucing up the basement is an important task that can add significant value to the house. Most often, the first aspect of the basement that needs a change will be the floor, because usually it will have either a simple lanolin covering or just cement.
Wood floors may be the most impressive upgrade for the basement and it is not terribly difficult to do. With wood installed, it will add and instant upgrade and most visitors will marvel at the wood floor (although it is not recommended around the washing and drying machines). Wood floors tend to be a little pricey, but they can add a layer of elegance you never dreamed your basement could have.
Depending on the look you're going for, tile maybe just what you need. It is not as warm and cozy as wood or even carpet, but if you use your basement as an office or build hands-on projects, tile it perfect. It does not damage as easily as wood and is also easy to clean. The price of the tile will greatly depend on the particular material you decided to use.
Carpeting is probably the easiest and most cost efficient want to upgrade the look of the basement floor. There are literally hundreds of different kinds of carpets to choose from, however, if looking to sell the house, do not purchase long shag carpet. It will wear faster and many home buyers do not want to deal with the shag.