Basements may not see as much foot traffic as other parts of your home, but they still present some unique flooring challenges. That’s why it’s important to do a bit of research before choosing new flooring for the basement in your home or business. Here at Floor Coverings International we work with our customers in the Lawrenceville, Norcross area to help them find the right flooring material for their space.


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Our Favorite Basement Flooring


The main things to consider when choosing flooring for your basement are water-resistance and warmth. If your basement has a lot of moisture in the air, or is in danger of damages from leaks or floods, water resistance should be a priority. For other homeowners, their primary concern is making a basement warmer and more comfortable to spend time in. Here are our favorite flooring options that help combat these challenges:


Stone Tile

There are a lot of stone tile flooring options out there. Some of the most popular include travertine, ceramic and slate. The great thing about tile is that it’s waterproof and very durable. If you install it in your basement, it will look great for years regardless of the moisture in the air. Tile is quite cold underfoot, so it’s a good idea to invest in an area rug if want a warm floor.


Luxury Vinyl

Vinyl flooring is often finished with a waterproof layer. This makes it another great option for the basement. It won’t add the same value to your home as tile, but it is much warmer underfoot. Luxury vinyl also comes in a range of style options. There are designs that imitate natural stone and even hardwood planks.


Engineered Hardwood

If you love the look of hardwood and want to install it in your basement, we recommend sticking with engineered hardwood. It is much better at dealing with fluctuating moisture levels, and looks just as beautiful.



Similar to engineered hardwood, laminate is made up of thin layers that won’t be as easily damaged by moisture as solid hardwood. Laminate also comes in styles that look just like solid hardwood, or that imitate other types of flooring like stone tile.



If warmth is your primary concern, carpet is the right choice. It’s very insulating, and feels warm underfoot. Be aware that carpet is susceptible to damage from moisture. Styles with a low pile, looped design will last longer in areas with higher levels of moisture.


If you have questions about your basement flooring, or are interested in hearing more about our selection, contact us today at Floor Coverings International Lawrenceville! We offer free consultations to the greater Lawrenceville, Norcross area.


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