When searching for the best basement floor ideas, you are going to run into a wide variety of choices. So, picking the best option for your home can be complicated. For example, hardware and home improvement stores offer various DIY products at extremely low prices. Although these products seem like a great way to save money, they have many hidden costs that will develop shortly after installation.
If you want to install the best new flooring for your basement, you need a company that uses high-quality materials and thorough installation techniques. Hiring professional contractors seems expensive initially; however, our knowledge and expertise is sure to give you the highest value possible.
Here are some aspects to keep in mind when installing new basement flooring:
Protection from mold, mildew, and moisture damage:
Issues like flooding, mold, and mildew can result in irreparable damage to an unprotected concrete floor. So, you may even need to completely replace the floor if the issues are left unresolved. Here at OGI, however, we offer basement flooring solutions that keep moisture at bay. As a result, you can avoid costly repairs associated with moisture damage and extend the longevity of your floor.
Cleaning is safe and easy:
Keeping your floor in an ideal condition also means keeping it clean, but cleaning can become a time-consuming chore at times. So, we have designed our basement flooring with an impermeable topcoat to keep dirt, dust, and stains from settling. This topcoat is also slip-resistant. Therefore, cleaning is easier and safer than ever.
Durability, lifespans, and maintenance requirements:
The best basement flooring will offer high strength, long lifespans, and low maintenance requirements. OGI flooring solutions are designed for perfect performance in Ohio’s unique environment, having been manufactured with polyaspartic polyurea. As a result, they can protect against dirt, dust, mold, mildew, corrosive chemicals, road salts, and even industrial-grade impacts with ease. Most importantly, your flooring looks better and lasts longer without time-consuming maintenance.
Endless custom design options:
Your basement floor ideas are important to us, and we want to give you flooring that best suits your unique home. So, we offer a wide variety of customizable options with our DecoFlake flooring systems. These systems offer many flake color, shape, size, and pattern options, so you can get creative with your new basement flooring!
Free quotes and in-home inspections:
You should never agree to pay for a flooring installation before getting an estimate. With OGI, you can schedule an on-site inspection prior to planning the installation. We will send an expert basement flooring contractor to your home to inspect your flooring and provide you with a free quote. We also accept photos if you cannot find time for an in-home inspection.
Avoid these basement flooring alternatives
Natural stone flooring
While sifting through basement floor ideas, you have likely run into natural stone flooring. This is an incredibly popular flooring choice for Ohio homeowners because it seems like an affordable and effective option. However, natural stone flooring has many issues that will result in various expenses down the road.
Natural stone flooring companies advertise their flooring solutions as offer both superior strength and low maintenance requirements with affordable pricing. Some companies even offer prices as low as 99 cents per square foot, but the initial installation cost is not all you will pay.
Despite the advertisement claims, natural stone flooring is vulnerable to wear and tear and will require frequent, expensive maintenance. So, you will have to spend much more than you originally thought. Furthermore, natural stone companies often threaten a loss of warranty if you do not perform cleaning and maintenance directly through them. Therefore, we recommend avoiding natural stone flooring for your basement.
DIY flooring kits
DIY floor kits are another common choice for Ohio basement flooring installations. These products can be found in almost any hardware or home improvement store with much lower pricing than professional installations. This low pricing is enticing, but it is a result of the low-quality materials involved with DIY kits. In fact, DIY kits offer almost no protection for concrete flooring, especially when compared to high-performance epoxy.
Most Ohio homeowners will opt into DIY to cut down their material costs and remove middlemen from the equation. However, these kits will end up costing you much more than professional services over time. DIY flooring will inevitably form defects that repair costly, time-consuming repairs. In fact, you might even have to repurchase and reapply these products despite having installed them earlier in the year
When you choose OGI basement flooring, you can avoid defects and expensive repairs with high-quality flooring materials and thorough, professional installation.