There are a number of basement flooring ideas and options to choose from, and the decision on which one to use will come down to what sort of room/space you creating (home theater, playroom, kitchen, etc.), the style you want, and also the climate you live in (different types of flooring are better for hot vs. cold places).
Tile: Ideal for homes in warmer climates but can have under flooring heating for cold climates. Good for basement family rooms and kitchens.
Concrete: This is one of the cheapest options. You can have it polished, acid colored, painted, and even stamped to add more styling. It cannot be heated from under, so it is best for warm climates.
Wooden Flooring: Hardwood flooring creates a cozy and warm space. It is ideal for basement bars (8 Different Basement Bar Ideas and Designs). Wood laminate flooring would work for a basement gym.
Carpet: Carpet or even carpet tiles is the best choice for homes in cold climates, though it is one of the most expensive choices. It is also great for the sound quality in basement home theaters (Designs and Ideas For a Basement Home Theater). Area rugs are an alternative to having an entire floor carpeted.
- Decorating Basement Walls: Ideas from Stamped Concrete to Chalkboard Paint
- Basement Ceiling Ideas From Cove to Fiber Optic Embedded
- Ideas For a Basement Staircase: Designs, Railings, Storage, and More
- 14 Different Room Ideas For a Basement