What are the options?
Carpet – Carpet provides cushioning to an otherwise hard cement slab
Vinyl or Linoleum – Linoleum is often used synonymously with vinyl but the material is all natural and more environmentally friendly than vinyl.
Laminate – Laminate allows homeowners to choose a design that looks like tile or wood. The laminate flooring is more durable and will not support mold growth.
- Water vapor transfers through the porous concrete floor
- This vapor is trapped by carpet or carpet padding
- Wet carpet = mold and odor
- The floor should be sealed or a plastic sub-floor should be installed prior to the carpet installation…NO WOOD!
Installing your basement flooring with mold resistant materials will make your carpet last twice as long.