Everyone talks about garage floor coatings, but have you ever considered getting your basement floor coated? Perhaps if you’re someone who only uses your basement as a storage space, getting a basement floor coating may not seem like the most worthwhile use of your money. In truth, there are many reasons why you can benefit from a basement floor coating even if you personally have no intention of finishing your basement.
Here’s what you need to know about some of the reasons why people get basement floor coatings so that you can determine whether or not a floor coating for your basement is a good investment for you, personally.
#1. Stave Off Moisture Damage
Basements have a reputation for being dark and dank spaces of your home that are likely haunted and definitely not somewhere you want to spend extended periods of time. It’s no wonder why boxes of seasonal decorations or old childhood toys get stuffed down there to collect dust and cobwebs.
Both of the factors can be true: basements are mostly underground and don’t get much natural light, so of course they are dark. Basements are also exposed to more water than the rest of your home, so naturally, they are more dank.
A basement floor coating keeps your basement protected from potential moisture damage. This is because floor coatings are engineered to be moisture resistant. This means that merely by having a floor coating installed in your basement, you can lessen the risk of mold and mildew growth and all the other moisture-related problems that can occur in basements.
#2. Make Your Basement More Inviting
In the above point, we talked about how basements tend to be dark. Even with egress windows, your basement just doesn’t get the same amount of sunlight as the rest of your home. The darker the space, the less likely people are to want to spend time there, unless you’re someone who truly does not mind dark enclosed spaces. However, basement floor coatings can make your space more inviting so that even people who don’t like the dark can better enjoy their time down there.
Floor coatings can be reflective, which instantly brightens up your basement, as they reflect the natural light that does get into your basement and the other lights around the level. In addition to brightening up your basement, floor coatings also make your basement more inviting simply by finishing and polishing your floor. There’s something that’s just far more comfortable about a professionally done floor coating as opposed to bare, exposed concrete that really does wonders for the look and feel of a space.
#3. Increase Your Home’s Market Value
At the beginning of this blog, we talked about how even if you personally don’t intend to ever finish your basement, it could still be a wise investment to have your basement floors coated. This is because doing so would make it much easier for someone who purchases the house from you to finish your basement, if that’s something that they wanted to do.
As such, getting a basement floor coating gets you some return on your investment. Even if you personally have no desire to use your basement, a future homeowner could want a finished basement, and having a home that already has coated floors would make that much easier for them to do.
#4. Increase Safety
This plays into how basement floor coatings can increase the market value of your home, as well as into the point before that, about how they can make your basement more inviting. Basement floors can be treacherous to navigate. They can be snaked with cracked and pitted with tripping hazards. However, when you have your basement floor coated, you can combat these issues and create a safer environment for people to walk on.
Floor coatings can be customized to your specific needs. So, if you would like to have a grit additive added to your floor coating for extra slip-resistance, that’s something that you could have done. Another option for increasing safety is the nice, reflective sheen of a coating – it’s easier to see when your floors are bright.
Professional Floor Coatings In Virginia
Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Virginia provides top-of-the-line floor coating services in Virginia. If you would like to increase the comfort, safety, durability, and value of your basement, please don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more about our floor coating options. Contact us today for your free quote and let us help you bring your dream floors to life.