Basement Flooring Inspiration

Basement Flooring Inspiration

Years ago, basements were mostly used for storing holiday decorations and for a place to tuck the washer and dryer. Nowadays, the basement is used as a major space for the entire home. No matter if your basement serves as a kids hang-out space, as a man cave, as a bar entertaining area, or as a craft studio, one thing is certain – choosing the right floor can make or break the style.

While most basements are generally well protected from water damage and flooding thanks to complex sump pump systems, it is still wise to choose floors that can withstand the traffic and the potential dampness of the space. If a basement makeover is on your project list, consider starting your design with the floor. Here are a few ideas for you to consider as you develop your plan.

Vinyl Flooring

We love that vinyl flooring options have come so far in the past few decades. The designs and colors of modern vinyl flooring are definitely not the vinyl your Grandmother had in her kitchen. Vinyl floors work great in the basement, as they can withstand spills or leaks better than other options, like hardwood. Many homeowners also love vinyl for the low price point as well as for the fun design options. If you can’t get a little crazy with your style in the basement, where can you?

Try a bold color or a design that anchors the rest of the space, and work with neutral colors on the walls and furniture.

Laminate Flooring

Similar to vinyl, laminate flooring has come a long way in a short amount of time. Thanks to a variety of style options, laminate can be the ideal complement to your basement space. Choose an option that complements the overall room design and purpose.


If your basement is well sealed and is not vulnerable to water damage or flooding, carpeting can be a cozy addition to your basement space. We especially love carpeting for basement entertainment rooms, like a movie theater set up or additional living room space for the home. Carpet makes any room feel cozier and more welcoming.

Not sure which flooring option would suit your basement best? Call the design professionals at Value Discount Flooring. We can learn more about your space and offer flooring options based on your style and budget. Call us today to get started on your new project.