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Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?

Yes
1%
In most cases
3%
In some cases
35%
No
58%
Not sure
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Question: Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?
Top Answer (58% of 62 votes): No.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if it is a engineered floor made for below grade
T&M Home Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depending if the basement is dry and water proofed correctly
Om construction contractors LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There are very innovative and nice products in the market now on days
Evolving Interiors
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if you build a sub floor above the concrete and can eliminate moisture then wood floor is possible but not recommended unless basement is above grade.
snssolutions
Answer: No
Explanation: Moisture and humidity can damage a wood floor
Watkins Home Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Condition of basement
Quality Home Renewal
ProMatcher
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: 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
ProMatcher
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
ASHBURN'S CUSTOM FLOORS
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
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: To much moisture
Texmaxx Construction L.L.C.
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
ProMatcher
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: 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
ProMatcher
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: 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
ProMatcher
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: 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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