Carpet can transform any Basement into a comfortable and inviting space. This is because it is warmer than other Flooring types and it can provide some level of soundproofing.
If you are considering the best type of carpet for your basement, the first thing you need to do is to make sure your basement is waterproofed and that you are absolutely sure that you want to carpet your basement.
Of course, when a basement is finished, you still have to eliminate all existing water problem that you may have in your basement. Still, even basements that do not have obvious water problems can still have high moisture level.
If you can keep your basement moisture at a reasonable level, you still have to take additional steps when installing a carpet on your basement floor.
Carpet padding that an anti-microbial has being built into it will also help in keeping the carpet from supporting mildew or mold.
Loop Carpet is a cost-effective and basic Carpet for basement areas. You can also consider Frieze or Berber for a fun and casual look or a Plush & Texture Carpet for a more traditional style.
Choosing a twist, plush or loop style carpet will also follow the same rules as the main floor carpeting. If you constantly have a lot of foot traffic, pet wear, or other abuse, it is better not to buy an expensive carpet that you might just have to replace in a few years.
Also, the type of carpet fiber you choose will affect how your basement carpet performs. Carpets made from olefin face fiber are the types you should consider because these types of carpet are very resistant to chemicals just in case you have to clean it with an strong cleaning solutions such as bleach, or preferably hire carpet cleaners who specializes in basement carpet cleaning
You must also make sure the entire carpet is made up of synthetic products only and not the jute backed type because jute backed carpets are just like potato sack and they don’t hold moisture. Most synthetic fibers fade if they are under sunlight but If you’re able to keep moisture out of your basement, your carpet fibers should be able to stay in great condition for many years.