You should know that the concrete floors at the base of your home are primarily intended for support of the house. Many people decide to go ahead and finish the basement so it can become a livable part of the home.
This makes sense. It provides more room for you and your family. It can also be used as a private area for someone in the home, a special living spot for your college son or daughter, or even a rental space to bring in passive income. The concrete has to have good moisture control. A good moisture barrier is important on all concrete floors, not just those in the basement.
Why Moisture Control?
All concrete floors in basements can be prone to water breaches. In fact, they are rarely sealed or built with flooding in mind. How does moisture control help?
· It creates a strong floor.
· It seals in moisture from any source, providing a better bond for flooring and a stable surface not prone to cracks.
· May be used in basements, patios, decks, or inside the home, all on concrete floors.
· New materials in flooring systems provide a better bond than traditional tiles or other flooring.
· Lasts a lifetime.
How Will this Installation Look?
You will be looking at a totally new moisture barrier for concrete floor settings. Normally, you would opt for tile or especially porcelain tile. Even still, the joints between the tiles and the tiles themselves can crack. This can occur for many reasons, but it is often due to moisture and temperature changes.
This is why a seamless flooring system will work best. You will be choosing the color and style. The installers will create the floor and you will be pleased to see there are no grout joints or anything on the floor that would crack.