Alternative Flooring Options for Your Basement
Alternative Flooring Options for Your Basement


Are you finishing your basement and trying to decide on the finer details, like what to put on the flooring for the basement? Nowadays, more and more people are turning their drab and boring basements into slick home entertainment centers, man-caves, home libraries and fitness centers. It’s a great way to turn extra space into something useful, as well as increase the value of your home.

Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

If you live in a cold climate, then this is obviously the choice for you. It will keep the entire space warmer by retaining heat. What kind of carpet you choose to use will depend on what purpose you want the room to serve. For example, if you want a nice, luxurious home entertainment center, carrying a significant investment in equipment and furniture, it may make sense to go all the way and invest in fluffy, fancy carpeting that will make your bare feet happy when you relax and unwind after a long day.

However, remember that basements tend to have issues like water damage, mold, and other household problems. Therefore, you may want to consider a carpet that’s a bit more durable, especially if the basement is going to have a more functional purpose, such as a home gym or office. A carpet type that’s perfect for this is the short-napped variety.


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