Ideas for basement flooring options– wood laminate or cork? The wooden floor undoubtedly gives a finish and sophisticated look to the space. The wood has a timeless appearance, is durable and warm. However, natural wood can be damaged by moisture, or even rot, which means that it must have solid subsoil for the wood to be isolated.
Laminate floors are much cheaper, easy to install and maintain. Laminate is offered in a wide variety of colors and finishes, and is much more water resistant than natural wood. Another idea for a basement flooring options is to opt for cork floors. Cork is a natural material, available in tiles or panels, it is very easy to install and, in addition, it is very durable. Again, it can be damaged by water and moisture, so protect it by coating the sub lubber with a sealant.
The carpet is one of the least recommended options for basement flooring options because it absorbs moisture. It is harder to maintain, as it retains stains and various marks. Carpet tiles are a better option, as they can be easily replaced or removed if necessary. The rubber floor is more suitable for playrooms and home gyms, since the rubber tiles are very resistant, not slippery and are perfect for areas with high humidity.