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Epoxy: The Hidden Gem of Basement Flooring Options

It seems like every spring, the heavy rains cause havok in various parts of the country. The rain can cause flash floods and if your property has a high moisture table it may cause leaks into basement, which usually ruins or damages the existing carpeting, tile, or laminate. The cycle repeats itself for most homeowners as they replace the wet carpet with more carpet and never find a permanent solution for foundations leaking onto their basement flooring.

Most homeowners do not realize that there is a cost-effective, permanent, and cosmetically beautiful solution that will provide years of durable use without the bother of maintainance every time a big rain occurs. Additionally-there are people that avoid their basement due to it’s dingy & drab appearance regardless of having wetness. This solution to both scenarios is a professionally installed Epoxy Flooring System.

Granite Garage Floors can install the same, durable epoxy flooring systems in basements as we do all-year long in Garages. We “Upgrade” concrete floors so they are durable, easy-to-clean, and a beautiful alternative to bare concrete, tile, or carpeting.

The solution that Granite Garage Floors provides for homeowner’s basements is one that allows you to do almost anything to the surface with minimal damage. Outside of battery acid, there is really nothing that can damage one of our basement epoxy flooring systems. Throughout the rigors of normal life events, a basement will see a lot of abuse from foundation water leaks to wine/beer spills from parties to kids art projects (paint) to even pet urine. Epoxy is a durable alternative to bare concrete, carpet, or even tile that will become stained and damaged by these more rigorous elements.

Another key attribute of epoxy is the low cost as an alternative to tile or carpet as the square footage cost is generally 30-40% less than carpet and 50-70% less than tile. Rounding out the benefits of epoxy are the cosmetic options available. Many people envision epoxy as only a garage application, but the addition of an inexpensive throw rug transforms a basement into a cozy location where kids can play and lounge as they would on carpet. Metallic epoxy has also become increasingly popular throughout the past few years for Granite Garage Floors. The unique appearance of our Metallic system provides a gorgeous, translucent appearance that looks different from every angle of the floor.

Not often top of mind when homeowners are considering options to enhance their basement’s appearance or limit damage from wear-and-tear, Epoxy Flooring Systems are becoming more and more popular with discerning homeowners. Once only a solution for more industrial applications, Epoxy is now a hidden gem becoming more and more popular for homeowners to limit the perpetual maintenance of other materials and increase the long-term value of their homes.