basement flooring with tile in flagstaff azWhen you picture the typical basement, it tends to have humid air with a cool, if not cold, hard concrete floor. It doesn’t have to be that way, though!  At Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we want you to leave the dreary basement flooring behind.  We’re well versed on the unique needs of basement flooring and the flooring types that best serve those needs in the Flagstaff area.  Read on to learn what flooring types we recommend for your Flagstaff basement flooring project.

One of the biggest considerations for basement flooring is moisture.  Basements are often below grade and must deal with cool, damp, conditions. While the moisture and the potential for flooding in basements rule out solid hardwood flooring and wall to wall carpeting in most situations, there are still plenty of attractive options for flooring in your basement.

Engineered Hardwood:  One of the most popular ways to get the hardwood flooring homeowners crave without the risks associated with solid hardwood flooring in basements is to utilize engineered hardwood floors.  Engineered hardwood flooring is a man-made version of hardwood flooring that is more stable than solid hardwood floors.  Engineered hardwood is able to be installed in sub grade areas and will fit beautifully into your Flagstaff basement.

Wood Grain Tile:  Wood grain, or wood look, tile is becoming increasing popular in Flagstaff.  Wood grain tile combines the look of hardwood flooring with the durability, moisture resistance, and easy cleaning of tile flooring.  Because of the unique conditions of basements, wood grain tile is a particularly nice fit for these areas.

Luxury Vinyl Tile:  If you’re looking for a budget friendly option that can mimic any other flooring type, luxury vinyl tile could be the perfect choice for your Flagstaff home.  Luxury vinyl tile is versatile, durable, and low maintenance, which is what many homeowners are looking for in their basement flooring option.

If you’re interested in learning more about the options for basement flooring in Flagstaff, call us today to speak to a local flooring expert.  We proudly offer free, in-home, consultations and estimates, where one of our highly trained team members will come to your home and discuss the pros and cons of different flooring types in your particular space.  Give us a call today and schedule your free consultation.  We can’t wait to work with you!

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