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8 Best Basement Wood Flooring Brand and Options

8 Best Basement Wood Flooring Brand and Options 1

Basements are prone to moisture, condensation, and humidity, not a good combination for wood.

In this article, we’ll show you 8 possibilities for wood or wood-type flooring for your basement. But, before you can install wood we’ll give you tips on how to address the moisture issues, the concrete slab, and subflooring.

Your Easy Install Wood Flooring (No Experience Needed)

Your Easy Install Wood Flooring (No Experience Needed) 0

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you don’t have much experience installing hardwood floors and you want to find the simplest way to do it.

You’re interested in installing hardwood for your home as an upgrade, a sound investment, and because it looks good.

You’ve probably looked at all the flooring options out there, like carpet, linoleum, tile and even finished concrete. Then you listed all the pros and cons. When you stepped back with hands on hips looking at your floor, your choice was clear…

Timber Flooring Cost to Install Hardwood Floors and How to Reduce It

Timber Flooring Cost to Install Hardwood Floors and How to Reduce It 1

You’re trying to figure out just how much your dream hardwood floor will really cost. Until you have have an assessment done by a contractor, it’s tough to be too sure of what the installation will cost, but this article with arm you with some real-world numbers to help you with your decision making process.

We’ll start by presenting our case study of an 850 sq ft solid hardwood floor installation. We’ll present the job specifications and the actual real-life quotes we got from 3 different contractors in our city. We’ll show you before and after photos of the job we ended up doing mostly ourselves, and of course, we’ll show you the final bill. Lastly, we’ve got some great some great tips to help you save even more money when installing your hardwood floor.

Packing Up Your Hardwood Floors When You Move – Yes, It is an Option!

Packing Up Your Hardwood Floors When You Move – Yes, It is an Option! 0

We preach and preach that hardwood floors are such a great investment due in large part to their longevity. It's no stretch to say that Easiklip hardwood floors can legitimately set off the rooms in your house for the next 50+ years.

 

Things to Consider When Installing Hardwood Flooring Yourself

Things to Consider When Installing Hardwood Flooring Yourself 0

There is however one far and away reason that hardwood flooring would not retain its value – poor installation. Even beyond natural wear and tear or stains from red wine, improper hardwood installation is going to be riddled with a number of problems. The planks can swell and buckle with humidity changes, gaps can form which ruin looks and collect dirt, the floor can rot, the floor can make noise when walked upon, and many other issues can arise with poor installation.

As long as you take these tips into consideration however, there's no reason you can't get a full return on investment from your Easiklip flooring purchase.

Are Hardwood Floors a Viable Option for Basements and Bathrooms?

Are Hardwood Floors a Viable Option for Basements and Bathrooms? 0

The reasons that hardwood is so alluring are aplenty and apt for almost every room in your home. There's no flooring type that is inviting as hardwood is in a kitchen. No flooring can match the elegance of hardwood in a dining room. Hardwood also provides a coziness and a relaxing vibe when installed in a bedroom or the living room. But is hardwood perfect for every room in the house?