The benefits of covering your basement floors with wall-to-wall carpet.
I know… You are not the only one who has cringed at one point or another, walking into the basement of a friend and having to step on an ice cold basement floor. Nobody likes that!
And the reality is that the majority of basement floors are in sad shape. They are either uneven, cracked or have chips which require expensive levelling and preparation before being covered with any flooring material – “any flooring material except carpet!”
Enter the practical and inexpensive solution.
Carpet, along with the proper underpad, will be incredibly forgiving, allowing you to hide even the most imperfect areas. Carpet cushion can go by a few different names (underlay, carpet padding, or carpet underpad), but regardless of what you call it, it will work wonders. By installing the right underpad and carpet over damaged, uneven floors it is possible to basically hide the level differences, making them invisible to the naked eye and quite difficult to feel them without causing any negative effects both on your carpet and underpad.
Wool and wool blend carpets should only be installed in well-ventilated and dry areas because they are more vulnerable to mold grow due to their biodegradable elements. Most high end wool and wool blend carpets are also heavily treated with harsh chemicals to guard against bugs and moths. Remember those good old days how our mother used to store our wool sweaters carefully to protect them? While synthetic fibre carpets are a natural repellent, there is nothing that a living organism can benefit from a synthetic carpet.
In comparison with the other areas in a home, basements rank the highest for moisture and temperature changes. Installing a synthetic fibre carpet such as Nylon, Polypropylene (Olefin) or Polyester filament is a great option as it easily adjusts with temperature changes, shrinking or expanding. Additionally, synthetic fibre carpets have latex backing which actually helps carpet to be more flexible.
In the event of a flood or water damage in your basement, carpet is the only flooring product that can be salvaged.
So – what are you waiting for? Tell your friends! Carpeting the basement is a great idea. In fact, it is more than just “okay” to use it in your basement. Carpeting your basement with a Plush, Sisal, Cut-Pile or Berber Carpet is the smartest choice – fashionably, practically and financially.
I can promise you that your interaction with me will not be that of a bottom-line, sales-focused person, but rather a solution-oriented floor technician.
Our Sales, Installations and Repairs are done in-house; we do NOT hire any sub-contractors. There is also NO SALESMAN COMMISSION paid here! FINANCING AVAILABLE! Starting as low as $1000 and up to 60 months for payment.†
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