When it comes to installing Harpenden flooring in a basement or other damp area, there are a few special considerations to keep in mind. Vinyl tile or vinyl plank flooring is a great option for basements, as it is easier to install than vinyl sheet flooring and any damage can be easily repaired by replacing one or two tiles. Installing a tile floor in all or part of the basement is a great way to quickly cover existing concrete floors and have fun with the design. Engineered wood floors can also be installed on concrete floors, but it is best to install them on a subfloor.
Solid wood floors are not suitable for use in basements, but some types of engineered wood floors will work well. It is important to check the moisture transmission rate of the concrete slab before installing any type of flooring, as this will determine which type of flooring is suitable for the area. It is also important to fix any problems in the original concrete floor before installing any type of flooring. This will ensure that the new flooring is properly installed and will last for many years.