The only one of our flooring types that we do not recommend in basements is solid hardwood. Engineered wood is a wonderful alternative to solid hardwood if
That leaves you a lot of basement flooring options, such as ceramic tile, engineered wood, rubber and laminate flooring made with a moisture-resistant plywood core. But that doesn't mean basements are trouble-free. A concrete basement slab is porous and prone to moisture and water vapor migrating up through the slab.
Engineered wood flooring has the timeless look of hardwood floors, with the added durability of a plywood sub-layer. With engineered wood flooring, a thin layer of real hardwood is positioned on top of a plywood base. This plywood makes the floor structurally sound and prevents moisture from damaging the floor.
While engineered hardwood flooring has advantages compared to solid hardwood in basement floor applications, engineered hardwood is a newer technology .
Engineered hardwood flooring is a possibility, but an even better option is laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is viable flooring option in a basement area .
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