Finishing a basement is one of the most popular house renovation jobs among homeowners at the U.S. It is no wonder since basements house a great deal of unused space which may be turned into a huge array of alternatives to meet your lifestyle. Having a basement renovation, it is possible to bring a family room, an additional bedroom, a bath, recreation space, home gym, home office, toy room, family room, or just about whatever you would like.
A key part of your basement renovation is choosing a great flooring option — something which will look great, be comfortable, and work on a concrete foundation, where moisture can sometimes be an issue.
If you thought hardwood floors weren’t a choice, because of extra moisture, then we’ve got great news for you! For homeowners that adore solid hardwood flooring, we have a solution — engineered hardwood flooring.
WHAT ARE ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORS?
Engineered wood floors are designed for use in places where moisture can’t be controlled, such as on a concrete slab. As opposed to a solid piece of timber, that will warp when exposed to moisture, engineered timber planks are composed of multiple layers of wood that are glued, pressed, heated, then coated with a thin veneer of wood on top. This process makes the flooring less susceptible to warping. An engineered hardwood flooring looks every bit as amazing as a good hardwood floor and is typically pre-finished and ready to use right after installation is finished.
WHY INSTALL A MOISTURE BARRIER TO WOOD FLOORS?
Engineered wood floors should be set up over a moisture barrier and underlayment. Humidity levels below floor are too inconsistent to risk skipping the additional protection given by a moisture barrier. There are glue-down choices that are designed to safeguard the completed floor from changing moisture levels below the finished floor. A much better option is to have them professionally installed.
With all of the beautifully engineered hardwood flooring options in the marketplace these days and professional installation methods that include a moisture barrier and underlayment, there’s no reason you can not delight in the beauty of a hardwood floor in your new basement living space!
Refinishing Parquet Floors Is London’s premier custom hardwood pros and we would love to add you to our list of satisfied customers! To learn more give us a call at 020 8099 9815 or receive a free quote today!