Is installing epoxy a smart addition to your basement renovation budget? It depends on what you’re looking for. Do you like beautiful, waterproof, maintenance-free floors? Most would say yes. If that’s your answer too, epoxy should be one of your top options.
The Renovation Process
If you’re one of the many homeowners who has thought about installing an addition, you probably have come up with some problems that made you rethink your plan.
Before you expand outward, why not explore the possibilities downstairs? Your basement could offer the added living space you are looking for. But what type of floor can you choose that offers durability, a pleasing aesthetic and isn’t susceptible to moisture (a common basement concern)?
Don’t Be Afraid of Water
Installing epoxy is popular for homeowners refinishing their basements because it is waterproof.
Of course, you don’t want to think about your basement flooding, especially after you’ve put so much time and effort into renovating it, but there is always the chance that moisture could be an issue, which is why many contractors don’t recommend laying down wood, which can get ruined in the presence of moisture.
Installing epoxy is a great option because water won’t affect it. It won’t even peel, even if it’s a humid environment.
It’s Extremely Easy to Clean
Do you plan on having your kids’ playroom in your finished basement? You’ll need a floor that’s easy to clean, and epoxy is it.
It’s a smooth finish, so all dirt and dust can be easily swept away and it’s also impervious to stains. If something is spilled and forgotten about, you won’t come back to an ugly permanent stain. If it does start to look like the epoxy is dirty, just mop it with cleaning solution to restore its shine.
There are many different colors you can choose from, and you can also jazz up your epoxy coating with flakes or a personalized logo, such as that of your favorite sports team. Installing epoxy allows you to put your personal stamp on the project and create a beautiful space unlike any other.
The Lifetime Value Pays Off
It might take an upfront investment, but epoxy is worth it. It lasts for decades with minimal maintenance. When you compare the lifetime costs to wood, carpet, laminate or even tile, epoxy will likely outlast them all, and with less expensive upkeep.
Get a Quote!
Want to see how much installing epoxy in your basement might cost? Get a free quote from Packman’s Coatings today. We offer no-risk, no-commitment estimates so you can see if epoxy is the right flooring material for you.