Tips For Flooring Your Basement

There are a variety of things to consider when choosing flooring for your basement. Here are a few things we recommend you consider when flooring your basement. 

Humidity and moisture. 

If you are worried about moisture/humidity in your basement it is likely best to steer away from hardwood flooring. Instead, we recommend Luxury Vinyl Plank. This offers the gorgeous look of hardwood for an even better price. Another perk of Luxury Vinyl Plank is waterproof. Which is not only great for humidity but also makes clean up much easier.


Living in Minnesota basements can get particularly cold. So if you are looking to enjoy your basement even in the cold months we recommend carpet for a cozy warm feel. Perfect for sipping hot cocoa by the fire. Even if kids track in the snow in the winter and dirt in the summer new carpet technology allows for easy cleanup. Our stain-resistant carpet prevents messes and spills from soaking into the carpet making for easy clean-up. With basic cleaning and upkeep, your carpets can stay looking new for years to come even with kids.

Ceiling height

Many basements are built with lower ceilings. If this is something you don’t love make sure to specify this to your flooring specialist so we can help you find a flooring that won’t take up precious height real estate in your basement.

Who uses the basement?

Do you host every time the Vikings play the Packers? Are you the go-to house for sleepovers? Maybe you host a wine night for your monthly book club. Whatever activities you have we have flooring that makes for easy clean-up. Consider our waterproof luxury vinyl tile or our luxury vinyl plank to get that beautiful tile or wood look. If you are looking for a cozier feel to keep your toes warm throughout the winter our stain-resistant carpet is a great choice! 

We know each situation, each home and each family’s preferences vary so the best way to determine what type of flooring is best for your home’s basement is to talk to one of our design consultants about your specific needs and preferences. Our design consultants are experts when it comes to flooring design and will help you make a choice you’ll love for years.