What to avoid when installing basement flooring
When looking for basement flooring solutions, you will run into an overwhelming number of choices that seem viable and cost-effective. However, some of these options carry with them many potentially costly issues.
Natural stone flooring
First and foremost, we need to address natural stone flooring. This is a particularly popular flooring choice for Ohio homeowners who are looking to save money. However, natural stone flooring has many issues that can lead to expensive repairs and maintenance after installation.
Natural stone flooring companies advertise their products as exceptionally strong while offering low maintenance and low pricing. Some companies even offer pricing as low as 99 cents per square foot! Unfortunately, this pricing is misleading, as natural stone flooring will eventually cost you much more.
Natural stone flooring is uniquely vulnerable to wear and tear, so it will require frequent, costly maintenance. Thus, you have to spend much more money than you originally planned on flooring that was supposed to save you money. Many natural stone flooring companies will even threaten to void your warranty if you do not perform annual maintenance through their company. So, we recommend avoiding natural stone flooring at all costs.
DIY flooring kits
DIY epoxy floor kits are another common option for basement flooring projects. These products are easy to find, as they are available are virtually any home improvement or hardware store with much lower prices than other flooring solutions. This low pricing is what draws many Ohio homeowners to performing DIY installations. However, these products offer almost no protection for concrete basement flooring in comparison to high-strength, professionally-installed epoxy basement floor coatings.
Most homeowners choose DIY products to cut out the middleman and reduce overall materials costs, but the low-quality DIY materials typically result in more spending down the road. Most notably, you will regularly need to repair defects that will form in the flooring. In fact, you might even need to repurchase and reinstall the products despite having just installed them earlier in the year. With OGI, however, you can prevent these issues with our superior basement floor coating systems that last for many years without frequent maintenance.
5 advantages of choosing professional epoxy basement flooring installation
Although hiring professional flooring contractors seems expensive initially, our high-precision installation methods and high-quality materials ensure you receive the highest value for your dollar. OGI basement flooring epoxy offers the highest strength and protection on the market. So, you will not have to worry about wear and tear, defects, or repetitive maintenance after installation. Here are some unique advantages of choosing OGI epoxy basement flooring:
Reliable protection against mold, mildew, and flooding:
One of the most common issues with basement flooring is moisture damage. Mold, mildew, and flooding can cause serious problems with concrete basement flooring that will result in costly repairs or even complete replacements. So, we design our epoxy basement flooring to protect your floor with an impenetrable moisture barrier, saving you money on maintenance and repairs.
Impermeable, slip-resistant, and easy-to-clean:
OGI basement flooring epoxy has an impermeable topcoat that prevents dirt, dust, stains, and water from settling into the floor. The topcoat is also slip-resistant, so cleaning is quicker, easier, and most importantly, safer.
Superior durability, longer lifespans, lower maintenance requirements:
We design our basement flooring solutions for optimal performance in Ohio’s specific climate. Our basement flooring epoxy is developed with polyaspartic polyurea, so your new floor will have an unbreakable defense against dirt, dust, mold, mildew, road salt, corrosive chemicals, and many other forms of wear and tear. As a result, your basement flooring looks better and lasts longer without any expensive maintenance and repairs.
A diverse catalog of customizable design options:
If you have a specific stylistic vision for your basement, OGI gives you the chance to get creative with your basement flooring design. In fact, we offer a wide variety of flake colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns for our DecoFlake flooring. So, you can pick a flooring style that fits your unique home.
Free estimates and in-home inspections:
Are you interested in installing basement flooring but are not ready to fully commit to service? You can schedule a free, in-home inspection with OGI today! We will send a basement flooring specialist to your home to inspect your floor and provide you with a free estimate. If you do not have time for an in-home inspection, we will also accept photos in exchange for an estimate.