The best flooring materials for kitchen basements are vinyl, ceramic tile, engineered wood, laminate flooring or concrete. These materials resist staining and can handle heavy traffic.
Vinyl, ceramic tile and laminate flooring are the best materials for resisting the moisture or humidity that basements often accumulate. A pad or lining is applied underneath these materials to provide an extra moisture barrier. Engineered wood is used for high-traffic areas and for a more high-end look. Concrete is the basic and most cost-efficient solution to basement kitchen floors, providing low maintenance and sustaining the most wear and tear over time. A concrete floor does not need any materials placed over it.