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The next step is installing the flooring. I like to start from an outside wall, these are generally the straightest wall in a home. I start by using the spacers that come with the install kit so I leave a gap around the room for expansion and contraction. Matching the tongue to the groove, tap the pieces together with the supplied tapping block so as to not damage the pieces. Make sure to stagger the rows as you install the floor, generally 6 to 8 inches is fine. This way the joints at the ends of the boards don’t line up.
Putting down a floor in your basement offers a host of different options that will depend on your wants and needs more than anything else. Carpeting in the basement can easily be installed by any professional. Any type of carpeting can be installed in the basement and is often the most economical option. Another popular solution to flooring in the basement is the use of tile. Although tile is definitely a more expensive option considering both material and labor costs, tile can be very visually appealing in your newly remodeled basement.
Tile is certainly a valid basement flooring idea. However, just make sure that you are using some form of glazed floor tiles, you do not want to use the ceramic tiles that are used most commonly on bathroom walls and such. Those ceramic tiles are not typically used in a flooring application. Glazed flooring tiles are coated which makes them virtually impossible to penetrate due to the longer firing times spent in the kiln. Because they are typically fired much longer than ceramic tiles, that glaze gives the tiles some serious hardness and helps it withstand much more to the wear and tear of basically any flooring application, especially in the basement.
I found a very long $2 frame at a garage sale, cut a piece of thin plywood for the backing. After painting it, I screwed on a kitchen drawer pull and hung a Japanese Obi we had from our stay in Tokyo. It makes a fun art piece, yet does something much more practical; it hides the ugly electrical box that had to stay situated in the bedroom. It’s on hooks for quick removal should we need access to the circuits.