Basements are notoriously prone to water in Iowa. However, as we head into these colder months, it presents the perfect opportunity to update your basement floors. If your basement is damp at all, there are flooring options other than impractical carpet and expensive tile. Depending on the look you want and the condition of the underlying concrete, mechanically polished concrete or concrete coatings might be the perfect choice for your basement.
Polished Concrete Floors in Basements
- Water-Resistant. Water (or any other spill) can be easily cleaned up without any damage to the underlying concrete. Unlike carpet, damp conditions will not ruin or cause costly damage to polished concrete floors. If your basement is prone to flooding, your polished concrete floors will remain as good as new.
- Virtually Maintenance-Free. Since polished concrete stands up so well to spills and other damage, these floors are virtually maintenance-free. They withstand scratches from pets and don’t absorb odors or stains.
- Cost-Effective. Polished concrete is one of the most cost-effective flooring options available due to their extremely long lifespan and low maintenance requirements. Additionally, they lower energy bills by absorbing excess heat.
- Attractive. Mechanically polished concrete floors offer a shiny, contemporary look that is becoming increasingly sought-after in residential spaces. If you’re looking for a pop of color, concrete stains can also be added.
Concrete Coatings in Basement
Another option for basement floors is a concrete coating. If the underlying concrete in your basement is not in the best condition and you desire an unblemished finish, a decorative concrete coating is probably your best option. Concrete coatings can be fully customized to match the design of your home and also result in a high-performance floor.
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your basement with polished concrete or coated concrete floors, now is the perfect time. Beat the spring thaw, and contact us today.