Basement flooring is an important component of a finished basement. When deciding upon the appropriate basement flooring for your basement renovating project, it is rather crucial that you first determine whether or not you have a moisture barrier underneath the basement floor. If you don't have a moisture barrier underneath the concrete slab then you'll have excessive moisture levels which will wick through the concrete floor to the basement flooring surfaces.
To check if you've got a moisture barrier underneath your basement's floor, cut open a couple of plastic garbage bags and place them in a few different places on the basement floor. Spread them out on the cellar floor and tape all of them down. After a couple of days get rid of the plastic trash bags from your basement floor and notice if they're wet on the bottom side. If they are, it's likely that there's no moisture barrier beneath the basement layer of concrete. If this is the situation, your basement flooring choices are more confined.
It's possible, nevertheless, to increase your basement flooring choices by utilizing a basement waterproofing sealer to the basement floor and to the wall surfaces. You may also have a French drain installed around the basement foundation; however this is an expensive project since it will demand excavation, gravel and PVC pipes to be put in.
If it's decided you do have a moisture barrier beneath the basement layer of concrete then there are numerous flooring options to pick from.