A concrete basement floor can be covered with a number of materials, including laminate, to give the room a finished look. The type of laminate you choose depends on how you plan to use the room. If the room is going to receive a lot of foot traffic, such as a play room for children, then sheet laminate will work well because it is durable and easy to clean. If you want a rustic look for a gameroom or bar, then a wood laminate may be the choice for you. Laminate flooring is available in numerous tones and styles.