Three Ideas To Improve Your Basement Finishing Project With Durable Materials

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You can add a lot of value to your home with basement remodeling. It will also give you space that you need. The basement can also be a difficult area to finish because it can be prone to things like water damage due to moisture. This means that you may want to finish your basement with alternative materials like vinyl wall finishes, water, resistant flooring and composite trim. If you want a basement that looks great and has a durable finish, here are some of the options you have:

1. Durable Water-Resistant Flooring Ideas

The floors are one of the areas in your basement that are most likely to get damaged by water. To prevent this, use things like acid-stained concrete, epoxy flooring or vinyl materials. This will not only help to prevent water damage in your basement, but it can also give you a resistant flooring if you have children. If you want the look of wood flooring or custom tile, these are things that can be done with these materials. Acid staining can be made to look like custom tile and vinyl flooring comes in hardwood styles. The epoxies can be a great solution to add color for areas like a game room in the basement.

2. Ceiling Finishes That Are Durable And Versatile

Ceilings can also be an area that can get damaged in your basement. Some new materials available can give you a more durable ceiling. You may want to consider things like PVC or plastic ceiling tiles. These materials are very durable and come in many decorative styles. Another option is to use bamboo, which is also very durable, and will give you many options for finishing the ceiling in your basement.

3. Drywall Alternatives For A Durable And Water Resistant Finish

Drywall in a basement can absorb moisture, which can lead to mildew and mold problems. To prevent this, consider using water resistant alternatives. There are wall finishes made out of vinyl and other materials that can give the walls in your basement a custom look. You can also choose things like masonry to finish basement walls, which will allow water to drain if you have an interior foundation drainage system.

These are some of the options you have for finishing your basement with durable materials. If you are ready to add valuable space to your home, contact a remodeling contractor and talk with them about using some of these ideas in your basement.

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