A finished basement serves as an extra functional space in the house. It can be an extension of the living space to spend time with family, a play area for kids, a workspace or storage space. Choosing the right flooring is vital as well as flooring primers. A good primer makes installation effortless.

Carpet tiles

Carpet tiles are popular in commercial places but they are slowly being introduced to homes. They are dense, flat and self-adhesive. Peel off the outer covering and stick them on the floor. They are durable, easy to maintain and available in many colours.


If you prefer hard surface flooring, this is the best choice. It is waterproof; preventing the basement from excessive moisture. The flooring is available as water or solvent-based, or 100% solid. There are a variety of colours to choose from and easy to apply.

Ceramic tiles

The tiles should be installed directly over a concrete slab. Avoid placing them on a plywood subfloor as it is susceptible to water, causing it to warp.

They can’t be affected by water or humidity and come in a variety of colours and styles. However, the tiles can be hard and cold and a soft and warm rug would be ideal.

Tiles with vapour barriers

These tiles have a moulded plastic base that raises the tiles and creates space between them and the concrete. The free flow of air prevents the growth of mould in the basement. They interlock with each other, making the installation process quick. They are easy to clean and maintain.

Rubber flooring

The floor comes in tiles with edges that interlock like a puzzle. They are flexible and fit well on uneven subfloors. Their thickness provides adequate comfort.

This non slip flooring would be perfect for a kid play area in the basement. The interlocking edges allow for the creation of fun and unique designs. Lots of colours are available depending on your preference.


Basement floorings vary in style, design and price. Find out what your home needs and the style you wish to bring out. Your basement’s purpose will guide you on the kind of flooring to choose.