Winter is here in Iowa, and with snow, eventually comes melting snow. This can lead to wet conditions in many basements whenever there is a quick temperature change. Luckily, there are flooring options for areas prone to water other than impractical carpet and expensive tile. Depending on the look you want and the condition of the underlying concrete, mechanically polished concrete might be the perfect choice for your basement.

Benefits of Polished Concrete Floors in Basements

  • Water-Resistant. Any standing water or spill can easily be mopped up without any damage to the underlying concrete. Unlike carpet and other flooring options, damp conditions from rain, snow or other water sources will not ruin or cause costly damage to polished concrete floors.
  • Easily Maintained. Since polished concrete stands up well to moisture, spills and other damage, these floors are incredibly pet and kid friendly. They withstand scratches from pets and won’t absorb odors or stains.
  • Cost-Effective. Polished concrete is one of the most economical flooring options available due to the low maintenance requirements and extremely long lifespan. Additionally, they absorb excess heat to cut down on energy bills.
  • Attractive. Mechanically polished concrete floors offer a sleek, shiny, contemporary look on their own, but concrete stains can also be added for color. Polished concrete floors have quickly become a highly sought-after aesthetic for both residential and commercial spaces. 

Concrete Coatings for Basement Floors

Another option for basement floors is almost any type of concrete coating. If your concrete floors are not in the best condition and you prefer an unblemished finish, a decorative concrete coating might be your best option. Concrete coatings can be customized to match the design of your home and also result in a high-performance floor.

For more information on updating the look and functionality of your basement, contact us today.