Archive for the ‘Finishing Basement Floors’ Category

New Basement Flooring Options

Friday, April 27th, 2012

When finishing a basement, many homeowners have a hard time finding effective and long lasting flooring options. Because basements are humid by nature and prone to water problems, most materials that would work just fine upstairs will simply not work below grade. Let’s examine the common options: Hardwood, bamboo, or cork floors are a bad […]

Steps to Remodeling the Basement

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard A Monster in your Basement Imagine this:  Your floor upstairs experiences leaking each time it rains.  Water flows from every crack and crevice in the walls and puddles all over the floor.  Even when there’s no rain at all, it always seems to be damp, humid, and musty up there.  if you […]

Basement Refinishing Do’s and Don’ts

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione Remodeling a basement can be a difficult job. How differently should you treat it compared to any other room in your house? Follow these do’s and don’ts and you’ll be well on your way to a nicely refinished basement that you’ll be pleased with for a long time. Do: Eliminate moisture problems […]

Basement Finishing Systems

Monday, July 25th, 2011

By Elizabeth Gormley In many homes, the basement is a cold, dark storage space with concrete floors that’s more than a little bit spooky.  But with today’s basement finishing systems, it’s possible to transform this scary area into a warm and welcoming place as bright as any room upstairs.  Basement finishing works like adding another […]

Wood Sub Flooring makes for Rotten Basement Remodeling

Monday, July 11th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard Too often, general contractors who complete a basement finishing will design a house with the same plans that were used for the rest of the home. To accomplish this, they design basement ceilings and floors with drywall, creating a large white box in the basement. While not especially creative, it does give […]

Basement Design: Build the Perfect Kid’s Play Room with TBF.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Total Basement Finishing products are perfect to build just about any type of basement room you can think of. They are resilient, versatile and impeccably finished, giving you the high end look you expect in a remodeled basement. However, if there is one type of room where TBF’s exclusive features are especially desirable, that room […]

Basement Subfloors – All you need to know

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

When choosing flooring options for basement rooms, carpet surfaces as one of the most popular choices, especially for basement family rooms, home theaters and guest rooms. Carpet adds comfort and warmth to basement rooms, can be easily installed and, if compared with some other popular flooring choices, it can be less expensive as well. However, […]

Top Six Mistakes People Make in Basement Remodeling Projects

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Almost everyone who owns a house with an unfinished basement, dreams of having it finished. How can you not think of it? After all, an unfinished basement is a whole floor’s worth of space that can be easily turned into any type of room your family needs. However, basement finishing projects are hardly inexpensive and, […]

Making Space for a Finished Basement

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

How to Make Room for More Room in Your Home I did a little spring cleaning over the weekend.  Among other things, I brought four 60-gallon Rubbermaid containers into the basement.  Four. More. Giant. Containers. In all, I have three dozen of these storage units now– all filled to the brim with things I’m not […]

Finished Basement Flooring:  Then and Now

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

New options for basement floor replace old fashioned materials with many advantages.