One of the most popular products for basement areas is carpeting. It adds warmth and the carpet pad will add cushion to a hard, concrete floor. Unfortunately, it's not impervious to water and carpeting is quickly destroyed by a flood or, worse yet, a sewer line that backs up. Leaky water heaters or even continual moisture will ruin carpeting and carpet pads over time.
|Interlocking carpet tiles will not be damaged by flooding.|
However, as a homeowner, you must be diligent when using this type of flooring in your basement. This is especially true if you know you get water in your room. This is because, although water won't damage your flooring, it can become trapped between your product and the concrete. This can lead to problems such as mold or mildew. If you use this type of product, you'll want to regularly inspect the concrete beneath your foam tiles to ensure no water is being trapped there.
|Click together flooring keeps the surface of your floor up off the concrete.|
For basement areas that flood frequently with copious amounts of water, the best solution is a perforated plastic tile such as the StayLock Perforated Tile. Holes in the surface of the tile allow for even more evaporation. These tiles are designed as a wet area product and offer the best solution for high problem areas.
|Perforated tiles allow for maximum evaporation in wet areas.|
If you would like more information about basement flooring solutions, call us at 877-822-6622.