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When I moved into my current home, I spent a lot of time cleaning the existing flooring. The kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms all contained linoleum floors. The rest of the home was carpeted. No matter how hard I worked, I failed to remove the hairspray from the linoleum flooring in the bathrooms. I also could never remove the stains out of the carpet. Thankfully, I decided to I replace my carpet and linoleum floors with hardwood ones a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to simplify the cleaning process. I spend much less time scrubbing floors; and, my floors look cleaner than they ever did before. On this blog, you will learn the benefits of purchasing hardwood flooring.

Remodeling Your Basement? 5 Reasons To Use Carpeting

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When it comes time to remodel your basement, you will have to make a decision about what kind of flooring to have installed.  Some common options you will have to pick between are hardwood flooring, tile, and carpeting. Thankfully, carpeting can work great in your basement for the following reasons.

Carpet Will Improve Your Basement's Acoustics

A problem with having a finished basement is that it tends to have poor acoustics, or echo when making noise. This can be a big problem if you plan on using your basement as a home theater room, and having an annoying echo is simply unacceptable.

Carpeting will improve the acoustics of the room by dampening the echo, making it feel like a natural room of your home instead of a basement.

Carpet Will Prevent Noise From Traveling

Similar to how carpeting will improve the acoustics of your basement, carpeting will also prevent noise from traveling throughout your house. Low frequencies tend to travel through your home the easiest, which is why that subwoofer from your home theater might disturb other members in the house that are not in the room.

Thankfully, carpet can act as a sound barrier to prevent noise from traveling, while tile or hardwood will reflect the noise.

Carpet Makes Your Basement More Inviting

Basements usually have a bad reputation for being dark and unwelcoming, which is probably why you decided to remodel your basement in the first place. Meanwhile, carpeting is often associated with comfort. It can be what makes the difference in your finished basement being yet another room, or an enjoyable place to spend time.

Carpet Provides Insulation

Basements can be cold by nature of how low they are in the home. You will need to do everything you can to keep the room warm in the winter, and thankfully, carpeting will naturally insulate the room. A tile floor in a basement will naturally make the floor feel cooler, which can make a basement uncomfortable to be in during the winter.

Carpet Makes A Basement Floor Safe

If you will be turning your basement into a playroom for your kids, carpeting will add an extra layer of padding that will make it a safe environment for playing. Kids will run around and fall down, and carpet will make the fall much easier on their hands, knees, and head when it happens.

Now that you are aware of some benefits of basement carpeting, contact Coordinated Interiors to learn more for your basement remodeling project.

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22 June 2015