Some people get concerned about having concrete as a flooring option in the basement because they think it will be cold and damp when walking on it. However, this is rarely true in properly constructed newer homes because they are better insulated than older homes and today’s building codes typically require installation of a vapor barrier under the slab to block moisture migration. Because of this, there is a growing trend in decorative concrete interior floors, particularly in upscale homes.
To keep concrete floors warmer underfoot in winter, homeowners can install in-floor radiant heat before the slab is poured. Basements are one of the most popular areas to install these systems, which circulate heated water through polyethylene tubing. Some systems can also be retrofit into existing basements by covering the tubing with a self-leveling overlay.
If you would like a free estimate or more information about concrete basement flooring in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and surrounding areas, call Mazza Company Concrete at (248) 625-3305 today!