Families are spending more time than ever before at home these days. For many, that means checking off the honey-do lists and finishing upgrades that have been put off. Because basements add additional usable square footage, they’re a big target of attention right now. Basement floor refinishing is one of the first areas to start if you’re upgrading your living space.
However, choosing the right type of finishing can seem overwhelming. At Premier Concrete Coatings, we specialize in polyurea floor coating. Providing far more benefits than traditional epoxy flooring, polyurea also stands up better against repeated use and cleanings. In this article, we’re taking a look at a few commonly used flooring materials. We’ll compare those materials against polyurea basement floor refinishing, and leave the choice up to you!
One of the most common types of flooring materials is tile. With a wide range of colors and sizes, tile can seem appealing for any environment with a seamless aesthetic appeal. However, with tile comes grout.
Not only is laying tile labor-intensive, but grouting adds to that process triple-fold. Grout also requires a good amount of maintenance to maintain its original coloring. Areas, like basements, are typically an afterthought leaving your new tile flooring to discolor quickly. Grout is also known to harbor mold, bacteria, and other microorganisms.
Another appealing option to homeowners is wood flooring. Whether traditional hardwood or wood slats catch your eye, these options are porous and absorbent. Again, we’re talking about an area of your home that most likely won’t receive the TLC of, let’s say, your kitchen. With the properties that wood flooring provide, you’re looking at a super breeding ground for mold and bacteria without extensive upkeep.
Slate, marble, or limestone flooring
On the flip side, your basement may be one of the most frequented areas of your home. If this is the case, a material that offers upscale luxury could be on your horizon. Besides the wow factor, these types of flooring are, again, porous. Luxury flooring options typically require resealing every few months, especially in a high moisture environment.
Beyond the constant upkeep to avoid harmful molds and bacteria in your home, many of these other flooring options don’t provide slip-resistance. Tile and other luxury materials are often covered by throw rugs to avoid slip and fall accidents, leaving you wondering why you spent the money.
With polyurea basement floor refinishing, homeowners have a nonporous, nonabsorbent flooring solution that will last for years with little to no maintenance. Polyurea is available in several colors, with the option to add decorative chips for aesthetically pleasing results. Furthermore, the natural slip resistance of polyurea is quite appealing!
For more information on how our team can turn your basement into a usable, safe, and visually appealing environment in no time at all, contact us today at (978) 575-7575