Synthetic fibers tend to be better for basements, because of their ability to release moisture. That lets the rug breathe, minimizing the potential growth of mold and mildew.
If, however, your basement has a dry concrete floor and you know there’s little humidity, you can probably install a plush rug there. On the other hand, if the room is prone to leaks and floods, if it’s unfinished or not insulated, you should definitely speak with one of the experts at Carpet World.
Synthetic fibers work especially well for underground because:
- They’re strong, especially nylon carpet fibers which have a reputation for being the toughest material around; don’t you want that in your installation, Dallas?
- Synthetic fibers are stain-resistant. In fact, one synthetic fiber is polyester, a material that has built-in stain-resistance. For years, it’s been a little looked-down upon, because it isn’t as strong as nylon, but technological advances are changing all that.
- Cost: You’ll pay a lot less than you would for natural fibers such as wool, sisal, jute or silk, etc.
In a basement, it also provides additional softness and cushioning.
This should always be synthetic.
Hey, Fort Worth, here are flooring ideas to consider for your next installationLove wood, but wallet says no? Get wood-look vinyl, laminate or tile.
If you love hardwood, but budget or water concerns are an issue, ask about the engineered version. Yes, it’s real wood, and it comes in a wide range of species and colors, but the construction is different, making it more stable and water resistant than solid. You’ll find it here.
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