How a Carpet Installer Can Take Your Basement from Drab to Fab

Carpeting basics

It’s no secret that the basement of a home isn’t always a lavish place to be. It often falls victim to the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality. While some basements may be covered in concrete, others are furnished and decorated. Taking the time to make your basement into something other than a concrete cave is well worth it.

For some, the ideal basement includes a plush rug or carpeting. With the help of a carpet installer, you can come up with your own basement carpeting ideas! Be sure to let your creativity flow when going over flooring options. Traditional isn’t for everyone, so feel free to get funky. For example, you can go for a woven carpet. It’s made on a loom and is renowned for its durability. It can last between 20 and 30 years!

If a rug or carpet isn’t for you, maybe hardwood floors strike your fancy. Depending on the floor plans, hardwood may be a perfect option. Many homeowners are now choosing to play with different types of grain, like using end grain wood instead of the face or edge grain. Hardwood floors are also less bothersome for those who suffer from allergies than carpets. They are easily cleaned and don’t harbor dust mites and mold.

The good thing about hardwood floors is that it allows you to get creative with different floor coverings you may like. A large area rug with a loud pattern is a great way to liven up an otherwise drab basement. Or, if you’re looking for something different, check out linoleum floors. They often come with a warranty for 25 years but can actually last more than 40.

Either way, with some professional help and a little creativity, any homeowner can make their dream basement become a reality. You can easily add an entire room (or multiple rooms!) to your home.

Do you have any cool basement flooring ideas? Have you used a carpet installer to do your basement flooring? Sound off in the comments below!

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