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Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?

Yes
2%
In most cases
2%
In some cases
34%
No
60%
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Question: Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?
Top Answer (60% of 46 votes): No.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Engineered wood flooring is much more stable due to moisture in most basement areas.
Dominion Floor sanding
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If the basement has been sealed to prevent ground water seepage and area is not prone to flooding
G&J Carpentery Services
Answer: No
Explanation: Basements are so susceptible to water damage and concrete takes years to cure so the hardwood typically absorbs water from the concrete and deteriorates.
Whitt Homes and Improvements Inc
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Answer: No
Explanation: To much humidity could cause floor to swell and warp.
Mathews Home Improvement
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It really depends on the basement conditions
Any Assembly
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If the proper preparation is done first. Usually putting a wood subfloor down is one method.
Park Builders Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Too much moisture
DELEM Remodeling
Answer: No
Explanation: You can only install engineered hardwood floors in the basement because the floor has to be glued to the slab (moisture from the slab can affect the wood floor) or install a floating floor.
Relux Construction LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: Due to basements being water prone, I would not suggest it. Vinyl plank flooring is what we install in basements.
SAVELL CONSTRUCTION
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Solid hardwood floors are to be installed at or above grade level
Rich Hardwood Floors Inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: although we don't have basements in my area I would imagine as long as the basement remains 100% dry and is climate controlled it should be fine, however if it stays damp and is unheated I would certainly say no.
Tindall Construction
Answer: No
Explanation: Basement ar prone to flooding, Tile is the best thing in the event of flood
Dmar.Remodeling.llc
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Need to run a moisture test before any products is install in a basement.
Floors 2 UR Doors
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Polymer flooring is the recommended option hands down for basement flooring because of flooding. But some areas are less prone than others and if the homeowner insists than yes, hardwood flooring can be installed. A crucial aspect to consider is a good vapor barrier to prevent moisture rotting the wood and mold to creep in.
Kitchen Remodeling Chicago
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Moisture can rise though the floor, particularly if it is concrete. If concrete, it should be water sealed, then a barrier should be laid before the flooring goes in.
Essence of You Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends of type and condition.
All Flooring Designs, Inc
Answer: No
Explanation: Hardwood flooring is easily damaged by excess moisture. If water is ever a problem in your basement, I wouldn't recommend hardwood floors.
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