Spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather, also comes the rain. Unfortunately, basements are notoriously moist in Iowa, but luckily, there are flooring options for basements 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 in Basements

  • Water-Resistant. Any standing water or spill can easily be mopped up without any damage to the underlying concrete.
  • Pet-Friendly. Since polished concrete stands up well to moisture, spills and other damage, these floors are incredibly pet friendly. They withstand scratches from pets and won’t absorb odors.
  • 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, but stains can also be added for color.

Concrete Coatings in Basements

Another option for basement floors is virtually any type of concrete coating. If your concrete floors are not in the best condition and you prefer a flawless 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, attractive floor. They cover all imperfections, but they are also more expensive due to the materials used and increased prep time. 

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