• Basement with Plush & Texture Carpet

    Basement with Plush & Texture Carpet

  • Basement with Berber Carpet

    Basement with Berber Carpet

  • Basement with Wood Laminate Flooring

    Basement with Wood Laminate Flooring

  • Basement with Acacia Hardwood Flooring

    Basement with Acacia Hardwood Flooring

Basements can have unique challenges and requirements that relate to the type of Flooring you can choose. Unfinished Basement floors are usually made from concrete slabs, which can be porous, cold and often not very level. Many homeowners are using their Basements as extensions of living space for everything from a Rec Room or Office to a Guest Room or Workshop, and there are many types of Flooring that are ideal for Basement applications depending how you’re going to use the room. Since your Basement is below grade, you will also want to consider the potential for moisture, humidity and condensation exposure. The key elements required for selecting a product for your Basement are personal style, budget and how the room will be used.

Factors to Consider

  • Moisture Level
  • Level of Usage
  • Temperature Factor
  • Functionality vs. Style

Your Sales Representative can help you choose the right Flooring. During your FREE In-Home Estimate, your Representative will explain choices to fit your home, budget and lifestyle.

Recommendations for Basement Flooring


Carpet can turn any Basement into a comfortable and inviting space because it’s warmer than other Flooring options and can provide a level of soundproofing. Loop Carpet is a basic, cost-effective Carpet for basement areas. Consider Berber or Frieze for a casual and fun look or a Plush & Texture Carpet for a more traditional style.


Solid Hardwood Products

If you want real wood Flooring in your Basement, Engineered Hardwood Flooring is a great option because it can be installed over a concrete slab.



Laminate Flooring enables you to enjoy inviting wood visuals in areas not suitable for solid Hardwood installations, such as Basements. Laminate also includes a protective finish layer that can resist abrasions, stains and soil.



Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles’ durability and ability to be installed over concrete sub-floors make them a great choice for Basements. They can also resist stains and soiling, plus they are durable, easy to clean and resistant to mold.


Luxury Vinyl

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is a cost-effective option that provides moisture, soil and stain resistance. Ideal for concrete floors, LVT can transform a drab Basement into a fun recreational area.



Sheet Vinyl provides realistic tile, stone and wood visuals for your Basement. Its comfort foam layer acts as a cushioning support and provides a more comfortable walking surface. Plus, Sheet Vinyl is moisture resistant and low maintenance. Vinyl can even be installed in Basements that are not level, as long as the floor is smooth.


Window Treatments

Select a Window Treatment style that is more budget friendly for this room as it may be used less frequently than other areas of your home.


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*CARPET & FLOORING: Next Day Installation on in-stock styles only. In select areas, Next Day Installation may not be available every day. Floor preparation may add to installation time. WINDOW TREATMENTS: Next Day Installation on select products and styles for orders received by 10 a.m. In select areas, Next Day Installation may not be available every day.

*If within 30 days of placing your order, but no later than one business day prior to installation, you receive a lower price for substantially the same product and installation, Empire Today will beat the price. To qualify, you must provide Empire a written estimate on the letterhead of a licensed competitor, including product name and price, product weight, style type and fiber content, thickness, plank width and an itemized listing of applicable warranties and/or services for comparison. Empire has the right to refuse or deny any written estimate. Empire will not match a competitor’s bonus or free offer, special offer, rebate, financing offer, clearance or closeout price, or installation special. Offer valid through 09/30/2013. Subject to change.

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