You might be on the fence about using laminate flooring in your basement. You want to make sure the new flooring you put in is durable and able to withstand the minor leaks that always seem to happen in basements. You also want it to look good. Because not only do you have to walk on it, you’ll have to look at it for a long time. Well, you’re in luck. The concerns you may have had in the past about laminate flooring are just that: in the past. Advancements in technology have made the laminate of today an ideal candidate for any basement.
All of the PERGO laminate flooring options have varying degrees of water resistance, which is probably the most important factor when choosing a new floor for your basement. Resisting water will both prevent your floor from the damage moisture often causes, and allow for easy clean-up in case of a spill.
Laminate is the Solution
The biggest debate around flooring to use in a basement revolves around whether or not to use hardwood. It’s a traditional flooring option with a highly desirable look and feel many look for when turning their basement into a living space. In reality, hardwood often proves to be a poor choice when installed in damp, below ground environments due to warping.
Thankfully, modern laminate flooring solves those problems. You can get the look and feel of natural wood in a wide variety of colors and textures so your space will be just as warm and inviting as the rest of your home. As long as you plan properly and take the necessary steps before having it installed, it will last for many years even in a subterranean setting. Laminate is also more affordable than other, less basement friendly flooring options. Use that extra money to get a sweet new big screen or an amazing set of shelves for a basement library.
Choose Superior Moisture Resistance Flooring
All PERGO laminate flooring options offer some level of moisture resistance, which is probably the most important factor when choosing a new floor for your basement. However, Pergo requires installation of a moisture barrier and recommends a moisture test for all concrete sub-floors. It’s helpful to consult the handy Installation Essentials Guide before you begin your below-grade project.
It’s important to note that no matter what type of flooring you want to install in your basement, you should always follow the guidelines provided by the flooring manufacturer as well as your own housing or city authority.
Now that you’ve gotten the facts about installing laminate flooring in your basement, it’s time to make you project come to life! Find the right PERGO for your basement’s needs.