Basement Wood Flooring
With relatively high property prices and a sluggish property market, more and more people are looking to extend outwards, upwards or downwards to enable their current home to meet their space requirements. Attic and basement conversions are particularly popular and effective ways of extending your living space without posing too many challenges or disruptions. If you’re planning to convert your basement into living accommodation, there are certain rules you have to respect in order for the project to be approved, and when it comes to choosing the right wood flooring, it’s worth bearing in mind that basements can cause a real challenge.
Humidity and dampness are the major issues to consider when it comes to installing wood flooring in a basement. One of the first things to establish, before planning to install a wooden floor in your basement, is that the subfloor is structurally sound and sufficiently free of moisture to support its installation. Assuming it is, it is still worth investing in a suitable damp proof barrier to further protect your floor from any future dampness. Moisture and dampness can play havoc with wooden floors and it’s essential that you do what you can to avoid problems in your basement conversion.
There is no doubt that engineered wood flooring wins hands down over solid wood flooring when it comes to choosing your floor. Engineered wood flooring is made from layers and layers of wood, which are bonded together to create a really solid and stable core board. Thereafter, it’s the addition of the solid wood lamella or top layer, which gives engineered wood flooring its real wood look. It’s this clever construction of engineered wood flooring that will enable it to stand up to the challenges your basement is likely to throw at it.
- Natural Engineered Flooring Oak Woodura Brushed UV Lacquered 11.3/0.6mm By 271mm By 2378mmSpecial Price £77.00 /m² £148.61 Regular Price £89.00 /m² £171.77