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The Best Flooring to Use for Your Denver Basement Finishing Project

August 8, 2018

One of the decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to your Denver basement finishing project is the type of flooring to use. How do you decide which is the best type for your floor? The good news is that you have many different options from which to choose. Let’s take a look at what should go into making your decision when finishing your basement.


You might not realize that a lot of the floors you have seen that look like wood are actually not wood at all. Many times, these floors are vinyl planks that are made to look like wood. This is good news for you since putting in a wood floor is not recommended for your basement, but vinyl, wood-look floors can be ideal for basement spaces.

Vinyl floors are great for basements because they use floating installation, meaning there is no need for mess adhesives. This also means that a concrete floor below it has an opportunity to breathe because there is air flow. They are highly durable floors that work ideally for basement rec rooms and so forth. Vinyl floors are also water-resistant, which is another plus for using it in the basement.


If you have ceramic or porcelain tiles in the upper levels of your home, you might want to consider using them for your basement as well. Tile flooring works well in the basement because it is resistant to moisture. It is also durable, easily taking on the everyday wear and tear your friends and family will give it. It is also affordable because there is a wide range of prices for tile—even as low as a dollar a square foot. You can choose mosaic or wood look tiles, giving you a wide variety of options.
The main disadvantage to using tile is that it tends to be cold, which might not be ideal for using in the basement. Although it is durable, it is not impervious to damage, and if you drop something on your tile floor, you could cause the tile to break. (It’s a good idea to keep an extra box of tiles on hand just for this reason.)


Carpet is another popular option for basement flooring, and the main advantage to carpet is that it adds a lot of warmth to the space. It is also affordable because carpet comes in a wide variety of price points.
A distinct disadvantage of using carpet in the basement is that it is vulnerable to damage from moisture, so if a pipe bursts, you might find that you’ll need to replace the entire floor if you’ve used carpet. If you decide to go this route, here are some tips for doing it right: How to Carpet a Basement Floor.

The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you on your Denver basement finishing project so you can create the space of your dreams. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your basement refinishing project, let the experts at Ridgeline Remodeling help. Contact us today!