What kind of flooring can I use in my basement

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I have a concrete floor in my basement. From time to time we do get water down there. What kind of flooring can I use there that won't be destroyed by the water?
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  • Ang Ang on Dec 30, 2014
    have you thought about painting it?
  • Ang Ang on Dec 30, 2014
    three is a paint called sealkrete ( not sure on spelling) but you can get plain color or the kind with flecks in it
  • Nancee Nancee on Dec 31, 2014
    I painted my basement floor. Paint is a flooring paint specially made to go on concrete. Bought it at a big box store so it wasn't expensive. Read somewhere that if you want your floor to disappear, paint it a color to match your walls. Did this. Love it!Did it about 5 years ago. Has held up well.
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Dec 31, 2014
    I've got this stuff got from Home Depot. It is a type of vinyl tile but looks just like wood. Water doesn't hurt it. Just pull up dry and can put right back down. The pieces are about 3 foot long and have stickey stuff on both sides. You can cut with knife or scissors lay down I didn't put under layment under either of mine either.It has held up and has a 25 year warranty. This is the second house I've used in the garage. Love it
  • Rosanne Rosanne on Dec 31, 2014
    they make laminate and vinyl strips that can go over concrete- IF it is level. Otherwise, I would paint. Our basement floor int he unfinished part was painted over 20 years ago and is holding up very well.
  • Rej722048 Rej722048 on Jan 02, 2015
    Go to Google. Type "painted concrete floors" in search. Amazing! Use recommended paint and sealer.
  • Lucy Lucy on Jan 05, 2015
    Why do you get water there? I think I would recommend fixing that before putting down ANY kind of flooring. Seems to me you might be asking for mold/mildew issues under any flooring. I'm no contractor...just sayin'
  • Patti Patti on Apr 20, 2015
    Instead of painting it, use a stain. It really makes a beautiful floor!
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 07, 2015
    if it only gets damp, this stuff is awesome, and can be found at any bigbox store http://www.dricore.com/en/homeowner.aspx
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 10, 2015
    There are vinyl clic floors, or vinyl loose lay planks. The loose lay can be removed and washed more easily if you get flooding. As @Rosanne said, your floor has to be quite level, unless you get the really flexible kind...the floor dealers can help you with that. Dricore is only good for damp, if you get any more water than that, it will wick it. Floors that get wet frequently don't always hold up well to painted surfaces...my mother and a couple of friends, had to keep fixing theirs...I personally wouldn't risk it. @Lucy is right though about trying to prevent the water in the first place. I am currently looking at the vinyl loose lay planks. I have found some that scratch easily. I was checking out a sample at Costco, and it seemed more scratch resistant, but I still haven't decided yet.
  • Jean Jean on Aug 22, 2016
    Would ceramic title be better than carpet? We have cold winters and carpet is much warmer. this property is on a lake. Any suggestions
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