Just like any other room in your home, the flooring in your finished basement is going to take some consideration. What you choose will, in large part, depend upon how you plan on using the space. For example, if you’re looking to have a finished basement that functions well as a children’s play area, then you’re probably going to want to go with carpeting. On the other hand, if you’re looking to create a sleek and modern look, then perhaps you’ll be looking into polished concrete!
Again, though, just like any other room in your home, you may have your heart set on hardwood floors for your finished basement. To be sure, it’s an excellent choice, and it’s completely versatile. You can create any kind of look you’d like! And, it can work just as well for a finished basement featuring a bar or one meant for a children’s play area.
To show you what we mean, we’ve pulled together 24 awesome examples of finished basements with hardwood floors. Here, you’ll see plenty of different tones and styles, any of which might be perfect for the finished basement design you’re working on right this very moment. So, take a look, and admire these finished basements!
1. Reddish Orange
With the walls in this finished basement on the darker side thanks to the reddish orange walls, the light hardwood floors help to keep things bright.
2. Straight Loungin’
Here, hardwood floors have been used exclusively in the lounge area of this finished basement, with carpet in the bar area, and tiles in the game room beyond.
Here, reclaimed wood tiles are used to create a brick like effect for the floor of this finished basement that adopts a pub style.
4. Nice Grains
The visually interesting grain of the hardwoods used in this finished basement give the space a charming appeal.
Here, a dark accent wall and purple furniture are used to offset the brighter colors of the finished basement, including those of the hardwood floors.
Making interesting lighting choices will really help when trying to bring out the natural beauty of your hardwood floors.
PRO TIP: If you’re worried about moisture in parts (or all) of your finished basement, laminate can give you the look and the protection.
8. Light and Dark
The almost-untreated quality of the hardwood floors in this beautiful finished basement are offset nicely by the dark stains of the bar area.
9. Wood, White and Blue
If red, white and blue are the colors of America, then wood, white and blue are the ultimate colors for finished basements.
10. High Gloss
Using a high gloss on those hardwood floors in your finished basement will really help to keep the space filled with light.
11. Up In The Gym?
Working on your fitness? Hardwood floors can work beautifully for the fitness area in your finished basement design.
12. Old Style
The selection of hardwood floors in this finished basement is perfect! Check out how it complements the antique feel.
If you end up using wood for the ceilings in your finished basement, developing some level of difference between up and down will be important!
In trying to find design counterpoints to the hardwood floors in your finished basement, strongly consider natural stone!
15. Color Balance
This absolutely beautiful finished walk-out basement makes great use of color to go with the awesome hardwood floors.
16. Wine Cellar
If you’re going to be installing a wine cellar in your finished basement, then hardwood floors are virtual must!
17. Dark on Dark
If you have a walk-out finished basement that gets a decent amount of natural light, then you can go for an attractive dark on dark wood scheme like this.
Here, the hardwood floors are a perfect complement to the natural wood used in the built-in shelves.
19. With Leather
The deep stain of the hardwood floors in this beautiful finished basement work great with the leather, as well as with the yellow colors.
Grey walls can work exceedingly well with interestingly grained and stained hardwood floors in your finished basement.
21. Fire! Fire!
A beautiful fireplace is another thing that will help bring out the attractiveness of your finished basement’s hardwood floors.
22. Wood Tones
This finished basement with bar balances a number of different wood tones to exceedingly great effect.
23. Dark Chocolate
The deep, dark chocolate color of the hardwood floors in this finished basement are absolutely delicious.
24. Creamy Wood
Here the creamy beige of the paint in this finished basement, along with the stone, works tremendously well with the reddish stain of the hardwood floors.