Choosing flooring for your basement can be a difficult task. While you will want something that looks good, you will also need to choose a functional material that will be able to stand up to a moist basement environment. One option you may not have previously considered would be an epoxy coating for your basement floors. Not only are epoxy coatings durable enough to withstand almost any environment, but they can also help transform the look of an otherwise dark and unused basement space. If you are looking to choose new floors for your basement, here are just a few of the reasons to consider investing in epoxy flooring.
Protection From Moisture
If your basement is damp, or it tends to flood in the spring and fall, then an epoxy coating may be the perfect solution to your flooring problem. While wood warps when exposed to water, and carpet can quickly grow mold and mildew, epoxy is impervious to water damage. Not only will these floors be able to withstand moisture in your basement, but it will also be easy to clean up any water if your basement floods as epoxy flooring is non-porous and does not absorb moisture. Your epoxy coating can also help prevent moisture from entering your basement by coming up through the concrete below it, which can help keep your basement dry year-round.
If you do not spend much time in your basement but still want to give this space a facelift, then you may be looking to spend as little as possible on your basement floors. If this is the case, or if you are simply on a tight budget and want to get the most bang for your buck, then you should consider choosing an epoxy coating for your basement floors. Epoxy coatings are a fraction of the price of other flooring options, allowing you to transform the look of your basement without having to break the bank. No matter how much you are looking to spend remodeling your basement, it is likely that you can find an epoxy flooring system to fit your budget.
Easy to Clean
No matter how you plan on using your basement, it is likely that you do not want to have to spend a lot of time and money cleaning your basement floors. This makes epoxy floor coatings a great option for any basement floor, as these floors are extremely easy to keep clean. You can simply sweep these floors on a regular basis to keep them free from debris, and you can occasionally wash them according to the installer’s instructions. Additionally, epoxy floor coatings are easy to keep clean as they are non-porous, meaning that they do not absorb liquids. This means that you do not have to worry about staining your new epoxy floors. If anything gets spilled on your epoxy flooring, you can simply wipe up the mess without having to worry about it damaging your floors. This makes epoxy flooring a great option if you plan on turning your basement into a rec room or a kids’ play area, as epoxy is durable enough to stand up against heavy wear-and-tear, unlike carpet or wood.
There Are a Variety of Options to Choose From
Just because you are looking for an affordable and functional basement flooring option, this does not mean that you have to sacrifice style and beauty. Epoxy coatings come in a variety of colors, designs, and textures, ensuring that there is an option that will meet your style and design preferences. There are even epoxy coatings available that can mimic other flooring options such as tile and marble. No matter what your style is, you will likely be able to find an epoxy floor coating that will meet your needs.
An epoxy floor coating can be an affordable way to transform the look and feel of your basement. Contact us to learn more about the practical benefits an epoxy basement floor coating can provide.