Today, many homeowners make full use of basement square footage by transforming it into a functional and attractive part of the overall living space. Typically, concrete floors are carpeted or tiled, but there are several new and exciting options available now. Decorative concrete flooring can provide a unique, one-of-a-kind look with treatments such as etching, scoring, stencilling and staining. There are many decorative choices available today delivering effects that range from the look of marble and granite to stone and even suede. A popular choice emulates the look of tiles, stones or pavers without the high cost of materials or labour.