Basement Floor Paint Options
A concrete basement floor doesn't have to be boring. Add simple basement floor paint and achieve a fresh look with an extra layer of durability.
It might seem unnecessary to paint a basement floor, but consider that cold, hard slab of concrete and imagine if it were a warmer color. Better, right?
Industrial Urban Style
Concrete floors are perfect for urban, contemporary living spaces. The smooth surface—in a popular gray hue is comfortable for feet and works well with area rugs. Photo courtesy of Masterpiece Concrete Compositions
The highly customizable nature is what sets concrete floors apart. These dramatic graphics, in a mix of colors, turns the floor into a focal point. Photo courtesy of Masterpiece Concrete Compositions
Chic, Durable Surface
Large-format concrete tiles in alternating hues are an innovative alternative to ceramic. Chic and contemporary, the surface is extremely durable and easy to clean. Photo courtesy of Masterpiece Concrete Compositions
Epoxy paint dries thick and hard, providing the necessary durability that comes hand-in-hand with maintaining a basement floor. Epoxies are also an excellent solution for a basement that is being used as a recreation area or workshop.
An added benefit that comes with choosing an epoxy paint is that it will act as a waterproofing sealant for a basement floor, helping to lock out excess moisture. There are three types of epoxy paint — water-based, solvent-based and 100 percent solid — and they come in a range of colors, including ivory, brown and red.
Concrete stains, paints and dyes are also options for enhancing the look of a basement floor, but you'll need to know how to stain concrete, and none of them offer protection similar to that of an epoxy paint.
See also: Floor Buying Guide
- Basement Flooring Options and Ideas
- Waterproof Flooring for Basements
- Subfloor Options for Basements
- Floor Tiles for Basements
- Carpet and Carpet Tiles for Basements
- Best Bets for Basement Lighting
- Crawl Space Issues and Solutions
- Finishing Basement Walls
- Multifunctional Family Basement
- Heating Your Basement
- Solving Basement Design Problems