Basement Flooring Recommendations
I just had asbestos tiles removed from my basement and I want to install new basement [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]flooring[/COLOR][/COLOR] over the concrete but there are so many types that I'm confused about which type is best for my particular situation.
I have pets and want to be able to clean up their mess easily and not have it soak in and the smell to linger.
I do have water backing up onto the [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]floor[/COLOR][/COLOR] once every three years or so due to roots getting into the pipes and clogging them up. While I quickly take care of this problem when it occurs, I do want the flooring hopefully nbot be afected by water backing up once in a while.
I want something durable as I will have a few heavy shelving units sitting on top of it.
I want something easy to clean, and something that looks nice.
There is a slight imperfection in the concrete that makes a section look slightly sunken. It was very noticeable in the [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]asbestos [COLOR=blue ! important]tile[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] that was removed.
Any suggestions about what type of flooring would be good in my situation ?
Is there any type of flooring I should stay away from ?
The handyman I have do work for me suggested Allure tile (Sold by Home Depot) but one of the flooring dealers I visited yesterday said that a floating floor is a laminate which could get damaged with water/mess from a pet and did not recommend it. The dealer instead suggested a vinyl tile. What do you think ?
Thanks for your suggestions/recommendations.
Laminates can be floating floors, and vinyl can be a floating floor as well. Allure tile IS a vinyl tile. I think the dealer you spoke to is suggesting a peel and stick product, generally cheaper but not as nice.
Another option would be VCT (vinyl composition tile) which is heavier and needs to be glued down.
A third option would be vinyl sheet goods. (People often refer to this as "linoleum" which is a similar product but made from different materials.) Some vinyl sheets goods can be floated or glued down. A seem may be needed if the room is wider than 12 feet.
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