Many homeowners are incredibly drawn to hardwood flooring, and understandably so. However, some of those homeowners have basements that need flooring and wonder if you can install hardwood in a basement.

In the simplest terms, solid wood flooring should never be placed in a basement, but that doesn’t immediately negate the entire product line. Engineered flooring is a good alternative for a space like this, and we’ll tell you more about it.

Hardwood flooring options for all your spaces

The options you’ll find in hardwood make it easy to floor all the spaces in your home, including basements. Unless you have a basement that is guaranteed to be completely free from dampness, humidity, moisture, leaks, or temperature changes, we strongly advise considering engineered flooring for this space.

Engineered products consist of layers of plywood, topped with a veneer of real wood, available in your choice of thicknesses and species types. A protective wear layer and finish are applied above that for added protection and appearance.

Since these floors are so versatile and handle the basement environment so much better than solid, it’s an excellent option for hardwood flooring installation in your basement. You’ll even find they can be refinished, depending on the thickness of the veneer, up to several times, saving you lots of money on flooring replacement going forward.

With so many reasons to love solid wood floors, now you have the added benefit of basement placement. You’ll find they offer all the same amazing advantages such as classic elegance, excellent lifespan, and perfect décor matching.

When you’re ready to get started on your flooring project, be sure to have all your requirements and preferences in mind. We’ll make sure you’re matched with the perfect materials.

Let us help with your wood flooring options

To visit Marion’s Carpet Warehouse, you only need to stop by either of our showrooms in Wilsonville or Portland, OR. From there, we serve residents from Wilsonville, Portland, Beaverton, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego with excellent materials and services. Our associates strive to assure complete customer satisfaction, so when you’re ready to get your hardwood flooring project underway, be sure to visit us at your convenience.