Painting a concrete basement floor may be the answer to finishing the floor without a great financial outlay. Paint is inexpensive and can be mixed in any color. Basement floor paint, which is blended especially for this purpose, is available at any paint store or home improvement center.
This type of paint is durable and moisture resistant. It dries to a tough finish and will endure a lot of wear and cleaning. Most of the paints in this category are a latex blend, but they can also be purchased in an oil base. The oil base one has fumes but has a dry finish that will withstand a tremendous amount of use.