I'm interested in hearing from those of you who have finished their basements and what flooring you went with (and why).
We are currently in the the process of finishing part of our basement as a multipurpose room w/bathroom. Now it will be a playroom for kids, TV room for us, and pull out couch for visitors. Maybe a bar going in at some point
Anyway, its a nice poured concrete foundation with no water problems. Contractor is recommending a vinyl plank flooring system w/ wood finish (think Basement Finishing Systems product) in case any water problems every arise. It is totally waterproof and also pricey.
Another option we are exploring is Pergo laminate flooring going in over a Dri-core subfloor. Dri-core is a particle board product that has a plastic layer on one side that goes down onto the concrete. Dri-core panels lock together to form a subfloor.
Any thoughts? We are looking for something that works well in a relatively dry basement but is somewhat moisture resistant (condensation/humidity in the summer can be a problem that hopefully a dehumidifier will fix). Comfort (insulated from cold concrete) and looks/price are also issues (obviously!).