Choose the Right Flooring For Your Basement

Dec 14, 2021

Basements don’t always have to be dark and gloomy. Homeowners all across Ontario are turning their basements into home theatres, media rooms, guest suites, kids’ playrooms, and fully equipped home gyms. You can take a basement and design it to your liking.

You’ll have a lot of decisions to make, including flooring. What type of flooring you opt for depends on what you intend to use your basement as: bedroom, lounge or entertainment room. There is a wide variety to choose from and you want to get something that is durable and trendy at the same time. Flooring is one of the things that need to last, so choose wisely.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Widely used for basement flooring is LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile). If you are going for a more “original” look like stone or wood, then this is your go-to option. If you want to choose an eye-catching pattern then this is the right fit. Since basements are prone to seepage, LVT is water-resistant and will last so you can rest easy.

Engineered Hardwood

This is another great option if you are looking for trendy flooring. It is long-lasting and very durable, but cheaper than solid wood. If you are keen on cleanliness, then you will be happy to know maintaining hardwood is quite easy.


For cool and colourful patterns and designs on your floor that doesn’t break the budget, opt for laminate. The installation process is quick and easy. These are also easy to clean and maintain. They are a great fit for basements due to their moisture resistance properties.

Vinyl Sheet

One major problem with flooring are the visible scratches from moving furniture around and stains that won’t wash away. Vinyl sheets are coated so they are resistant to most stains, which makes them great basement flooring if you have kids or pets.

Vinyl Tile

If you have a tight budget but you want a good product that has value for money, then get vinyl tiles. Installation is pretty straight forward and can be done without any professional assistance. You have a variety of classy patterns to choose from. Maintenance is no big task and overall you can expect it to be a good quality product.


If eco-friendless is a priority, then you will love linoleum. Manufactured from recycled wood flour, limestone and linseed oil, this is the ultimate environment friendly product when it comes to floorings. It will last up to 40 years if well-maintained and it has antibacterial properties.

Flooring can be tricky to get right but since basements can be designed from scratch, you can have your exact say depending on needs, wants, and budget. None of this matters if you have a dark and musty basement, but fortunately the Crack Doctor can help. We’ll finish your basement and provide expert basement waterproofing services to lay the “foundation” for a transformed home. What are you waiting for?


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