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Choosing a water resistant basement carpet

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The floors of basement are very cool as they are made from cement, so a basement carpet is needed almost in all cases when you work at this room design. Even if you organize a gym in your basement a padded carpet is the better choice than the floor which is painted. When you lay a carpent on your floor, you do not only change the level of comfort in this room, your room design is also changed.

Basement rooms are almost always damp and cool, thus your carpet for basement might have a special padding.

It is not a must, but the variant of a rubber padding of a carpet is much better. Padding adds softness to your floor, and it resists water and moisture perfectly. Picking basement carpets, you have a choice. You can install a simplest and cheapest variant – the indoor-outdoor carpet. It does not have the best outlook, it comes in less designs than the other units are manufactured, but it is surprisingly inexpensive. Many home owners choose carpet squares. The idea of this carpeting is the same as the floor tiles idea. The carpet squares are made of the same stuff the indoor and outdoor carpets are usually made. The installation ofthis type of flooring is a breeze. Just take each square and fix it to the floor surface with special glue. You may pick the squares of different colors and make a combination of these units – as a mosaic or a puzzle. The squares cost more than the indoor-outdoor carpeting, but you save additionally at the flooring installation. It is a do-it-yourself variant, so you should not pay anything to a contractor.

Before starting to install your floors check if you have remedied problems with humidity, otherwise the moisture can ruin your basement carpeting. The cheapest, the most original variant which requires your creative activity is to make a DIY carpeting from the pieces of carpet samples which are regularly recycled by the companies dealing with carpeting. Find the fabrics and manufactures which deal with recycled carpet pieces or throw away the units. Find the pieces which fit each other by size and texture, make your own, really unique carpet for a basement room.

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