Can go vinyl flooring over concrete
Flooring in the basement
Floor covering in the basement: what are the options?
Basement rooms can be used in different ways: Some people have their hobby room here, others set up a home office there or dream of a cozy party room with their own bar. But before that happens and the first guests stop by for a drink or the model train As it goes in circles, homeowners should put some thought into the best possible flooring. Depending on the planned use, different variants can be recommended. Which these are and what the respective advantages and disadvantages look like is presented below.
Concrete in the basement
Concrete is used as a type of floor covering in most residential buildings. A concrete slab forms the foundation, especially in modern houses. Ideally, this is already made of waterproof concrete and thus automatically functions as a barrier against moisture from the soil below. Unfortunately, a concrete floor in the basement is anything but pretty. So if you don't want to use the basement rooms only as storage or storage rooms, you can lay a more attractive floor covering over the concrete.
Flooring specialist companies
- Nationwide network
- Qualified providers
PVC floor in the basement
PVC is often used as a floor covering in the basement: It is cheap, relatively robust and is also very easy to lay. Since PVC is water-repellent, it is particularly popular in rooms where it can be a bit damp: bathrooms and kitchens are typical examples of this. However, this only applies to moisture that comes from above and hits the sealed plastic surface.
PVC cannot do anything against moisture rising from below. That is why PVC is only suitable as a floor covering in basement rooms if the surface is completely dry. Otherwise the moisture will collect under the PVC floor and cannot escape there. This promotes the formation of mold, which is hazardous to health, and which creates anything but an oasis of well-being in the basement.
Laminate in the basement
Laminate in the basement - an absolute no-go for many. However, this only applies if the humidity in the basement is too high for the floor covering, which is largely made of wood. If the ambient conditions permit, basement rooms with laminate can create a homely atmosphere. In addition, laying works very quickly and easily and laminate is known as an inexpensive floor covering.
Important: Before you lay a laminate floor in your basement, you should document the degree of humidity in the relevant room. If the relative humidity is above 60%, it will be difficult with the laminate floor in the basement. The same applies to rooms in which the washing machine and dryer are housed or laundry dries regularly. At least as important: Lay a vapor barrier under the laminate floor to prevent the new flooring from starting to go moldy due to a damp surface.
Carpet in the basement
Carpet is still one of the most popular floor coverings in this country - because it is so cheap and cozy. A carpeted floor can also provide extra comfort in basement rooms. But only if the ambient conditions are right. Cold temperatures or a high moisture content in the air cause the carpet to start to get moldy. That can quickly hit your health. Therefore, a moisture barrier should definitely be installed here as well.
Use our free quotation service: Compare offers from regional floor layers and save
Tiles in basement
Tiles are often used as flooring in the basement, especially in laundry rooms and pantries. This works much faster and more cost-effectively today than it did a few years ago, because every hardware store now offers inexpensive tiles in attractive designs. It should be noted that tile constructions can also be damaged by penetrating moisture. In addition, tiles are only suitable as flooring if they have a certain slip resistance. Otherwise, accidents can quickly occur and the risk of injury increases.
Vinyl floor in the basement
Vinyl floors have been in great demand for a number of years and can be used as a floor covering for basement rooms under various circumstances. After all, they are easy to lay, are robust and durable, can be cleaned quickly and easily and are relatively insensitive to moisture. However, even with a vinyl floor in the basement, care must be taken to ensure that the surface does not give off any moisture, otherwise the vinyl can be permanently damaged.
Floor layer offers
Tiles, parquet, laminate ...
Tip: Register for the newsletter now
Receive the most important news monthly and free of charge directly in your mailbox
- Nazi Germany was a superpower
- Can alcohol be found in Egypt
- Which word could change your life?
- What language does Baka come from
- How can risk behavior be prevented
- Some chillies are poisonous
- What do lemon trees look like
- What is side pressure exerted by liquid
- What is a natural alternative to methamphetamine
- Where did you learn to hack
- What's the best Beyonce song
- Did Wikipedia really make Astroturf's dream come true?
- Who is the best cardiologist or gynecologist
- Fantasize women of three fours
- Love to wear sticky clothes
- Are lawyers fired from law firms
- Is circumcision performed on babies using anesthetics?
- What's your best time management strategy
- How can Africa become a developed continent
- Who is the first king of Tibet
- What is Billy Eckstine famous for?
- What are colors
- Why is Unreal Engine so bad
- How bad is wisdom toothache
- Steve Jobs enjoyed life
- Is there advice on narcissistic neighbors
- How much does a phase shifting transformer cost
- What is the first Tamil novel
- All civil engineers use software
- Which is the best touring bike
- Why is Google not giving feedback
- Which religion is older Hindi or Jain
- An amateur can easily operate a crossbow