Basement FlooringOvercoming problems with damp basement floors
Worried about your damp basement floor?
As you know only too well, a damp basement floor can lead to all sorts of problems including mold, mildew, unpleasant odors, cardboard boxes turning moldy and disintegrating, and permanent damage to stored items. To a large extent, many of the problems arise because of insufficient air circulation and particularly the inability of the flooring to dry out rapidly after it has become damp.
So if you could install a raised ‘floating’ floor which not only allows air to freely circulate underneath the flooring but prevents water from tracking upwards to the surface of the basement flooring, then many dampness issues can be solved.
Archatrak interlocking deck tiles are constructed with an open mesh plastic base that has numerous ‘feet’ on the underside which provides an air gap between the basement flooring and the underside of the tiles. This:
- prevents water tracking upwards
- allows water to drain away freely
- improves air circulation at ground level
And Archatrak tiles are very easy to lay on your basement floor since they just click together over the existing surface…. no surface preparation or adhesives needed. What’s more, if you decide to move, you can simply lift them up and move them to your new location. Even if your new home don’t have a basement, because these tiles are so versatile, you could use them as outdoor flooring on a balcony, patio, rooftop or whatever at your new location.
It doesn’t matter too much which type of interlocking tile you choose for your basement flooring, it could be Ipe wood, ceramic or even the stone finish, although the lowest cost material in our interlocking deck tile range would be the ceramic option.
Of course deck tiles won’t stop water from seeping into your basement, so you may still need to call in professional help to fix particularly severe cases of damp basements.
But in the majority of cases, for a quick and easy way of alleviating dampness problems, just laying down Archatrak deck tiles as your new basement flooring could be the simplest and most cost effective solution.
For further information on using interlocking deck tiles for basement flooring or if you have a question about your particular situation, just give us a call on 866 206 8316 or send us an e-mail.