Finished basements are a great investment in your home, and a great way to add value. Remodeling your basement is slightly different than remodeling other areas in your home because your basement is below grade, which can create problems with moisture and level surfaces. Both of these can affect your flooring, which is why it’s important to take care of them before you get started on your basement remodel. Moisture problems can be addressed by a basement waterproofing service, and you can use self-leveling compounds and a concrete sander to address any problems with the levels of the floor in the basement. When it comes to flooring, you have plenty of options. Your basement remodeling contractor in Harrisburg can help you choose the best one.
Basement Flooring Options
Carpet is one of the most popular basement flooring options. It helps insulate the room and soundproof it as well. In addition, it’s fairly cheap to install wall-to-wall carpeting in a basement. Moisture-resistant pads can also be installed between the carpet and the concrete to reduce the likelihood of moisture problems, but this will increase the cost as well.
Solid hardwood flooring doesn’t work well in a below-grade wood floor, but engineered hardwood solves the problems that solid hardwood has in the basement. Engineered hardwood is better equipped to handle changes in temperature and moisture levels, and can be installed over a concrete subfloor, unlike solid hardwood. Installation is more expensive than carpet, but if you want the wood look, engineered hardwood is your solution.
Another option is to simply leave the concrete floor and treat it with a colored stain or paint it. This DIY option is cost effective, and gives a cool industrial look to your basement. However, concrete is not a good insulator, and most concrete basements are cooler than those finished with other kinds of flooring.
About C.C. Dietz
C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.
We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.