Smart Basement Flooring Trends of 2016

Remodeling basements into rooms that offer more than a storage space is becoming a more popular and cost-effective way to expand your living space. The one factor to think about when choosing basement flooring is dependent on surface options that are resistant to water. Here are some smart options for you basement space.

050520 American Flooring Mannington Laminate 02
050520 American Flooring Mannington Laminate 02


This is a great water resilient option, and can be done in a style that resembles hardwood flooring. The vinyl is tough against water and gives it that hardwood look. This flooring option will make your basement feel warmer and more comfortable, while remaining durable against water.


Ceramic and stone tile flooring are best used in basement spaces. One disadvantage to basement tiles is they can get very cold in winter months, so adding area rugs is as smart idea. Ceramic tile is a nice option if you are concerned with water damage.

Carpet with moisture barrier

Many individuals choose carpet for their basement flooring due to the feel, comfort, warmth, and soundproofing. While carpet will not likely survive flooring, if you have chronic moisture you can consider a carpet pad with a moisture barrier.

Visit our Lansing or Okemos showrooms to talk with our professionals about the best possible flooring option for your unique basement space.