When it comes time to sell…or any other time, for that matter…creating livable space in what might normally be considered an unlivable basement is a HUGE selling point, no matter where you live. But flooring is often an issue.
Because many basement floors are poured concrete, and just due to the nature of basements in general, moisture seeping through is frequently a concern when it comes to flooring. While most professionals recommend tile or carpeting, there’s a fairly new product around that hasn’t quite caught on yet like I believe it should.
Cali Bamboo offers what I think is one of the best alternatives on the market! A water-proof, click-together vinyl plank-flooring system that is as easy on the eyes as it is on the pocket book. I’ve actually ordered several samples and have had them laid down on my floor over the past few months to test them out. Not only are they durable, but they are the closest thing to looking like the real-deal in a vinyl floor option that I’ve seen.
Unlike the glue-down type vinyl plank-flooring, there is no adhesive to contend with and this product will actually stand up to time without peeling away and looking like a total mess. The strips lay flat as it uses the same type of click-together system as a floating laminate floor. Likewise, the very nature of the finish is quite lux for a vinyl flooring product and super easy to clean. I could actually see it in a bathroom or kitchen, as well.
This would be a beautiful option for the DIYer’s! As per their website, this flooring is commercial grade, 100% waterproof, and has a 50 year residential warranty. Comes in a variety of styles and colors, and samples are available. Pick up a few to test out the lock-together system yourself and see if I’m not right about this amazing floor!