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Is Your House In A Flood Zone? A Resilient Flooring Option To Finish Your Basement

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If you have a basement that you want to finish but you know there have been some water problems in the past, you'll want to consider epoxy flooring. There are so many advantages to choosing this when you have a basement that may flood in the future, and you don't have to worry about the flooring getting damaged again. Here are just a few of the reasons epoxy flooring may be great for your space.

Avoid Moisture Problems

A common problem in basements is moisture, and minor flooding when snow melts or a heavy rain fails. If you have carpeting and carpet padding, or any type of synthetic or real hardwood floors, a flooded basement is going to be a huge problem because everything has to be ripped out and replaced.

With epoxy coating over your foundation you don't have to worry about moisture damaging the floor or the foundation, from flooding or condensation.

Easy to Clean

Carpeting should be steam cleaned by professionals and vacuumed regularly, and hardwood floors have to be treated and cleaned with special detergents to preserve the sheen. Epoxy floors are very easy to clean because you can use any type of cleanser, and you don't have to worry about stains when anything gets spilled.

Long Lasting

The concrete floor can last for 50 years or longer, which is much longer than the lifespan of carpeting. You don't have to worry about chipping or rotting like you would worry about with hardwood floors. You also don't have be concerned about pest problems with this material. Coating your floors with epoxy is going to improve the lifespan of your concrete, and it's a great investment for the home.

If you are positive you want to choose epoxy flooring for the basement of your home, contact a local contractor, like Floorshield Inc., with your questions. You can get a variety of different colors used in the space, which will help make the area reflect your style.

If you are worried about using the space recreationally and having a soft place to lounge, easily decorate the flooring with rugs after the epoxy has been put down on the concrete.  If you live in a flood zone or you are at a high risk to have a flood throughout the year because of the location of your home, epoxy may be the only material worth investing your money in.