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Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?

Yes
1%
In most cases
3%
In some cases
36%
No
56%
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Question: Would you recommend installing hardwood flooring in a basement?
Top Answer (56% of 65 votes): No.

Answer: No
Explanation: No, due to the moisture in the concrete.
Remodeling Innovations Group
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
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: I would not due to possibly flooding of a pipe or hot water heater,pulse there a lot of moister In a basement
Twenty-ninth renovations
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
ProMatcher
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: Engineered wood flooring is much more stable due to moisture in most basement areas.
Dominion Floor sanding
ProMatcher
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
ASHBURN'S CUSTOM FLOORS
Answer: No
Explanation: To much humidity could cause floor to swell and warp.
Mathews Home Improvement
ProMatcher
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: Too much moisture
DELEM Remodeling
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Basement ar prone to flooding, Tile is the best thing in the event of flood
Dmar.Remodeling.llc
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
ProMatcher
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: In some cases
Explanation: Depends of type and condition.
All Flooring Designs, Inc
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