Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Stephanie Blazek
In reality, no one wants to have a creepy basement that guests would dread spending their time in. If you are planning on making that bland space livable, be sure you cross your t's and dot those i's. Picking the right flooring for your project is very important, and can save you future headaches and money.
Ahhhh yes, hardwoods. Let's be honest, hardwood flooring can make even the ugliest of spaces look rich and lavish. They even can add value to your home when you decide to sell. Unless you are living in a airtight submarine, I would vote against them. Wood is an organic material. Add some moisture, sprinkle a little humidity, and you have yourself an expensive rotting time-bomb. Inviting mold and mildew to thrive all over your new investment.
Soft, plush, comfortable carpeting. It can make any room feel cozy and warm. That is, until you get a crack in your floor, or a sump pump kicks off during a power outage. Carpet will soak up all that unwanted water, and leave you with an unhealthy living situation. Mold can flourish in water soaked carpeting, creating that stinky basement smell, we all know too well.
Hey now, don't you give up hope!! You can have those expensive exotic mahogany hardwoods, or even that soft comfy carpeting all throughout the basement!! The solution is ThermalDry, a subfloor made entirely of plastic. This product allows an airspace under the flooring of your choice. (Cue applause and angel's singing) In the event of a leak, the water can be dried from under the floor, and will not impact your ThermalDry Flooring.
You can even choose from parquet tiles, carpeted options, or even tiles that replicate ceramic. Give us a call, and we can personally show you our samples.