Floor Tiles for Basements

A tile floor in a basement allows for the easy cleanup and durability that are necessities for many homeowners when finishing a basement.
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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

If easy clean-up and a finished look are the key components to the basement of your dreams, then basement floor tiles are the best option for your space.

11 Flooring Options: Best Ideas for Every Room

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Kids' Playroom

Entryway

Bedroom

Dining Room

Guest Bedroom

Library or Study

Living Room

Bathroom

Media Room

Basement and Below Grade

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Kitchen

Perhaps one of the best things about basement tiles is that you can install them yourself, requiring only a few simple preparations and a little bit of patience.

Tile flooring is an ideal option for basements because it's both durable and waterproof. In the unfortunate event of a leak or flood, a basement tile floor will dry out and remain undamaged in most cases.

Carpet tiles, or squares, are another popular option for basement floors. Carpet tiles are also easy to install and provide warmth to one of the colder rooms in a home. While they aren't waterproof, it's simple to replace only the damaged tile if a basement floods.

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