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Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?

In most cases
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Question: Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?
Top Answer (62% of 51 votes): No.

Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Condition of basement
Quality Home Renewal
Answer: No
Explanation: Basements are more subject to water and also concrete floors are not level and the HW will show these imperfections
Misija construction
Answer: No
Explanation: Due to the possibility of moisture or flooding, it is not recommended to install hardwood floors in a basement.
iDesign Interiors, LLC
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Calcium cloride and humidity test are ok. Proper treatment of concrete slab Engineered floating floor or a floating subfloor all being climatized to existing conditions.Wood floor is a possiblity
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.
Answer: No
Explanation: To much moisture
Texmaxx Construction L.L.C.
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.
Answer: No
Explanation: Basements are prone to moistures and hardwood flooring is wood!, Wood flooring that gets wet will eventually warp or become damaged due to moisture.
The Raystruction Group LLC
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
Answer: No
Explanation: Basements have a tendency to flood. Hard woods are hard to replace after a flood. Tile would be my top recommendation. If they want a wood look, I would recommend a floating laminate or a good quality sheet vinyl. They are much easier and cost effective to replace.
Ironman Home Restoration
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
Answer: No
Explanation: Is this a trick question? No one should EVER install a wood floor in the basement. If there is just one major flood, the flooring would have to be torn up and replaced (with tile or vinyl).
Rp Cutcher Construction
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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