Refinishing the basement of your home is an excellent way to create more usable living space while adding value to your property. According to HomeAdvisor, a finished basement can give up to 75% ROI for the project by increasing livable space not only for you, but for future buyers. There are many things to consider when embarking on a basement makeover from waterproofing, to installing a drain, framing, and adding drywall. Basements tend to be cool, damp spaces subject to moisture and flooding, which poses several challenges when refinishing the space. One of the biggest challenges of giving your basement a makeover is choosing an appropriate flooring material that can provide comfort, style, and withstand exposure to moisture—without breaking the bank. Rubber floor tiles or rolled rubber flooring are ideal solutions for basement makeovers, here’s why.
- Inherent Versatility
There are several inherent advantages to using rubber flooring installation for high-traffic commercial spaces and now that rubber flooring is available in an array of styles, colors, patterns and affordable installation options, it is growing in popularity for residential interior and exterior applications. The most obvious advantage is the resilient nature of rubber flooring, it offers a durable, easy-to-clean surface that makes it an ideal flooring option for a number of rooms throughout the home.
- Resistance to Moisture and Mold
Basement moisture can be a huge setback, from causing structural and property damage to potential health hazards caused by microscopic organisms that flourish in these conditions. It is important to choose a flooring material that is water resistant to protect your belongings and create a barrier in the event water seeps in from the floor. Rubber basement tiles are resistant to moisture and keep the area dry, which can prevent mold and mildew from thriving, and offer a safe space for living, recreation, and storage.
- Long Lasting Durability
Rubber flooring is strong and resilient in a variety of conditions. Depending on the type and environment, properly cared for rubber tile can last upwards of 20 years or longer, which offers an incredible return on investment for your basement makeover. Rubber flooring offers good grip and stability for repeated use and is comfortable despite its strength. Additionally, rubber is non-toxic and flame resistant, so it is a safe option for your home.
- Warm and Comfortable
The comfort of rubber flooring is one of the key reasons it is so popular for playrooms, home gyms, and other recreational rooms of the home. Despite its durability, rubber is soft and cushions underfoot. The elasticity of rubber flooring provides a quiet surface to walk on unlike hard-surface flooring. Rubber also has excellent insulation qualities, unlike ceramic or concrete, rubber is warm and adds measurable R-value improvement, reducing energy bills for even more cost-saving benefits and higher return on investment.
- Easy to Install and Maintain
Rubber flooring comes in a variety of easily installed options from rolls, rubber sheet, or interlocking tiles that work well with almost any type of subfloor. Rubber flooring can be installed in just a short 2-3 days from start to finish professionally. Rubber flooring is easy to clean and maintain and is incredibly resistant to damage from moisture on both the top surface and underneath.
- Elevates the Space
The comfort and warmth of rubber flooring gives a cold, dark, damp basement a facelift creating a space that the whole family can enjoy whether for utility projects, storage, living space, a home gym, or recreation room. With the increasing options of styles, colors, and textures available, you don’t have to sacrifice style and aesthetic for function and durability.
- Budget Friendly
Depending on the size of the area and purpose, rubber flooring is suitable for a range of budgets. While premium rubber flooring can begin to get pricey, there are a variety of options available for both DIY and professional rubber flooring installation. A Flowers Flooring sales representative will help you decide what the best rubber flooring option is for your home and your budget. Keep in mind that Flowers Flooring offers same-as-cash financing options that you can take advantage of to pay for your floor over time.
Is Rubber Flooring Installation Right for You?
While the styles of rubber floors have vastly improved in recent years, rubber flooring is still ideally suited for informal areas of the home, such as basements—but is ideally suited for recreational purposes where strength and durability may be needed. Rubber flooring offers many advantages from its moisture resistant properties to its extreme durability making it a long-lasting, convenient and affordable solution for your basement makeover.
Flowers Flooring offers rubber tile, sports flooring rolled goods and mats. Our professional sales and installation services are available to assist with your basement remodel or upgrade. Contact us to learn more about rubber flooring installation.
About Flowers Flooring
Flowers Flooring has two locations – Cornelius, NC and Winston-Salem, NC. Both locations service a 100-mile radius from the showroom. Both locations specialize in flooring sales and installation including carpet, laminate, hardwood, sand & finish, hardwood restoration, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, rubber flooring, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, area rugs, interior painting and more. To reach the Cornelius, NC location please call (704) 445-7750 and to reach our Winston-Salem location, please call (336) 660-0977. Please be sure to inquire about our current promotion and financing offers.