Your basement is the wild card of your house. Some people use their basements exclusively for storage and laundry, while others transform them into a comfortable living space with bedrooms, living rooms, home gyms, and more. Basements typically have concrete floors that can be unsafe to walk on and unpleasant to look at. A basement floor coating can add comfort, safety, and aesthetic appeal to your basement, as well as tack on value to your home.
Given that basement floor coatings can be an investment, people wonder whether or not it’s worth getting one installed or whether they’re better off leaving their basement floors as they are. Here’s what you need to know about how a basement floor coating can help keep your basement in the best condition possible so that you can determine whether or not they are worth it to you.
Make Your Basement Safer
You know how we mentioned that basement floors can be unsafe to walk on? This is because concrete floors are very often uneven, with pits and cracks that can make people trip. Plus, concrete generates dust every single time you walk across it, which both makes your basement dirtier and causes your floor to be slippier.
A basement floor coating smooths out the floor’s surface because when you have one installed, the floor is ground down and any cracks and pits are filled, so that the coating goes on properly. This helps reduce the risk of tripping. Plus, you can get basement floor coatings that have slip-resistance, which gives your feet traction and prevents slip-and-fall accidents.
Keep Your Basement Cleaner
As previously mentioned, concrete generates dust. This doesn’t just create a less safe surface to walk on, but it also makes your basement get dirty so much faster because even if you clean it regularly, that dust gets everywhere and there’s always more of it. A basement floor coating keeps your basement cleaner by providing a protective layer on top of your concrete floors. This prevents them from generating dust, which instantly makes your basement so much cleaner.
Additionally, basement floor coatings are easy to clean in and of themselves. If you spill something on them, all you need to do is wipe them off, and voila! No stains, no damages, cleaning couldn’t be simpler. Basement floor coatings are usually antimicrobial, which also improves the overall cleanliness of your home.
They also help keep your basement clean because it is harder for dirt and grime to stick to a floor coating. Thus, not only are you preventing the constant generation of concrete dust, but you’re also ensuring that your basement floors are cleaner – in general, and in regards to the actual cleaning process being so simple and easy.
Your basement is one of the most likely areas of your home to have moisture-related problems, due to the fact that they are underground. This can result in all sorts of issues, from rotting to mold and mildew and more. These can not only damage your property, but also your health, especially if you have mold sensitivities or are exposed to mold over a long period of time.
A basement floor coating helps mitigate moisture in your basement because it gives your floors a coating that keeps moisture from getting into its pores and cracks. It can act as a line of defense between your basement floors and moisture damage.
Transform Your Basement
You know how basements have this reputation for being dark and dank areas with cold, ugly floors? Well, when you install a basement floor coating, you can transform your basement floors into something pretty, aesthetically appealing, and more comfortable to walk on. Basement floor coatings come in a wide variety of colors and styles, so you can customize them to match the aesthetics of the rest of your home.
It doesn’t matter how pretty the rest of your basement is if you have ugly floors, because floors can make or break a room. Basement floor coatings allow you to add color, texture, and style to your basement, instantly elevating its appearance and helping to transform it into somewhere people will want to spend their time.
Improve Your Home’s Value
Because basement floor coatings have so many benefits, from making maintenance a breeze to protecting your floors from damages to adding aesthetic appeal, is it any wonder that they can also boost the market value of your home? Because of their significant return on investment, basement floor coatings can be more than worth it, even if you personally don’t intend to use your basement much.
Do You Want Basement Floor Coatings?
Surface Bella provides top quality basement floor coatings. If you’re ready to take your basement to the next level, please contact us to learn more about our floor coating options or to get a quote!