Basement Flooring – Tile Selection Is Not Your Only Problem

Basement tile flooring has its own problems, but they are not uniqueBasements are, by nature, relatively cold and often damp places with poor ventilation. When considering basement flooring, moisture has to be high on your list of problems, and often, it’s not just surface moisture. Some basements are subject to minor flooding, however, it’s the rising dampness that causes most flooring problems. Good quality basement tiles that are properly installed will negate any underfloor moisture. If you select the right tiles, then surface water will not be a problem either.

Surface moisture is easy to handle. Any tile that is suited to bathrooms, laundries and kitchens will also be suited to basements. Those same tiles will also be resistant to any below-floor moisture. The key then is to ensure you install those tiles on a good base using the right adhesive. The best advice I can offer is to talk to a tile expert. They can help you assess your situation, then recommend the best tiles and the best installation process.

The tile experts at Éco Dépôt are well versed in the requirements for basement tiles and they are only too happy to help you select the right design for your basement. Granite, ceramic and even marble tiles go well in basements. With the right choice of colors, and texture, you’ll find that basement tiles can bring a dark and dingy looking room to life. Granite floor tiles can add some real sparkle and will reflect light well. Add glass mosaic wall tiles and that dim and dingy basement will come alive.

Basements, like bathrooms, laundries and kitchens, have a number of issues that must be considered before installing tiles.  With the right consideration of those issues, you can have a fantastic basement, no longer dark or dingy, that can be used for a wide range of activities – it’s like building an extra room onto your home.