I’m closing on my first house (next week…!! ) and I’m looking for a nice looking flooring option to turn the basement into a paincave. We do a mixture of yoga / trainerroad / body weight fitness and also plan to also have some musical instruments down there as well. There’s no history of the basement flooding but i’ve been told basements get moist so something waterproof would be ideal. I’d also like something that’s easy to clean and won’t smell if it gets sweaty.
More details than you might want: The basement has asbestos tiles that we’re going to remove. The contractor will encapsulate the residual mastic so we need to find an appropriate flooring pretty quickly. I’ve been looking at vinyl flooring but i’m not sure how fake wood looks once it’s installed so i’m partial to be honest to the material and get something that looks like vinyl. But i’m open to any suggestions that you have seen / used and thought looked great. Also, the house is in the northeast USA.
TLDR: Can you recommend paincave flooring that’s relatively affordable to put over my basement’s concrete floor? Basic requirements are sweat resistant, easy to clean, not too dark in color since the basement only has a few windows