When choosing a basement finishing system for your Massachusetts home, make sure to talk about your flooring options. Flooring isn’t the most exciting part of a basement renovation – after all, how much time do we spend studying the surface beneath our feet? – but making the right flooring choices can significantly how much you enjoy spending time in your new space.
Many unfinished basements in Massachusetts have basic poured concrete floors. In some cases, carpeting may have been installed directly on the concrete. In a small percentage of homes, the basement ‘floor’ can be bare earth. These are all less than ideal flooring choices for a space you’re going to be comfortable in. In addition to being aesthetically blah, they’re hard to walk around on. They’re also not always perfectly level, which makes installing furniture, exercise equipment, or even storage shelving difficult.
A great Boston basement finishing system will offer you options. Selecting the right flooring option begins by knowing how you’ll want to use your finished basement: a home gym designed for hard core workouts needs a different sort of floor than a comfy family room where everyone can lounge around and watch movies together. Talk to your basement finishing contractor about what will work best for your needs and budget. Hardwood flooring, laminate, cork, and carpeting choices are all available. Some flooring options are better for soundproofing purposes than others; if this is a concern to you, make sure to mention it to your contractor.
Many people are pleasantly surprised by how changing their basement flooring can radically alter the appearance of their basement. By adding color, texture and warmth to your new space, the right flooring choice can make all the difference in the world.