Polished Concrete Floors: Basement Bar ideas

 
I woke up this past Monday to a mini flood in our basement. Apparently the air-conditioned was on the fritz…explains why it was 80 degrees in the house Sunday night…urgh! The joys of homeownership. Anywho…we are having the air conditioner fix and insurance is covering the damages from the flooded flooring. Luckily the carpet that was ruined on the other side of the wall was next to our bar area. The nice part is…the carpet in the main living area is fine. However, the flooded area will all have to be replaced. We are contemplating joining a different material to the carpet…possibly polished concrete…maybe tile…maybe laminate. I really love the look of this polished concrete…and the best part is…it really can never be damaged. Love that!
 
I was perusing on Houzz…..when I found some inspiration…
What are your thoughts about the best basement flooring? I would love suggestions for this bar area :)
 
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-Tracie
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Before we bought our last house, which had painted/stained concrete floors in the entryway, dining room, kitchen, and family room, I was VERY dubious. However, once we moved it and lived with the floors, we absolutely LOVED them! I wish we had them now instead of carpeting and tile. Go for it!

  2. And if it can’t be flooded and damaged, then your insurance company can’t cancel you because you use it because you had to replace water damage!! Oh, but there’s still walls, unless you keep them cement and put a nice finish on them. I’m not kidding, after 35 years the co. is dropping us because we finally made claims from last year’s storms. ggrrrrrrr

  3. Concrete flooring is stronger and gives solid foundation to home. It is cost efficient as it does not need replacement for a long time. Easy to maintain and is resistant to moisture and will prevent dampness in home.