Good Questions: What To Do With My New Basement Floor?

Good Questions: What To Do With My New Basement Floor?

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 5, 2007

Hello AT,

I recently purchased a townhouse with a semi-finished basement. I want to do something with the floor, but I'm not sure what. There's stone on three of the walls, so I was thinking maybe carpet would warm it up? Wood would be cool, but it's below-grade, so I don't know if I can do that...

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Plus, the edges (the red part in the picture) aren't even, so that might make it challenging. Also, I don't know what to hang on the stone foundation walls (I could also hang things from the part of the wall that's a drop ceiling and not drywall, but I don't really know how). I want to make it a part-office and part-hangout area.

I don't want to spend more than 1k on this if possible. It's an oddly-shaped room, but probably about 11 x 17 on average. Thanks in advance for your help!

Thanks, boring member

Dear BM,

We would always argue strongly for a wood floor, but if you are on a budget that could be hard.

We would not suggest doing the engineered floor from IKEA and would go for either a wool wall to wall carpet or sisal if you don't need it to be too cozy.

ANOTHER IDEA! We just remembered that Marilyn and Peter did their basement in FLOR tiles and it looked really nice. See this link: Marilyn and Peter's Home Studio Harmony.

Anyone else?

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