When we built our home a few years ago, we didn’t have the basement finished by the builder. We decided that we would wait and finish it as time and budget permitted.
These days, we are getting ready to welcome a new addition to our family, which means that our home office is getting moved from the main floor down to the basement to accommodate the nursery, so we’re on the basement finishing train.
Most of the room has been completed (thank goodness for my handy husband) but the decorating and set-up will come over the next few months. (I’ll blog more about that as the time comes.) At the moment, the main task is to put in the flooring, baseboards and closet doors. Since we have a raised wood floor rather than concrete and basement waterproofing is not an issue, we debated over wood, cork, carpet and other flooring materials but finally settled on carpet tiles.
Why carpet tiles, you ask?
2. They offer the coziness and comfort of carpet without having to put down underlayment and wall-to-wall carpet.
3. Carpet tiles are adaptable and durable. Since this room’s purpose may change over the next few years, we wanted to know that we were choosing a surface that could withstand traffic.
4. Stained or damaged tiles can be removed and replaced quite easily, as long as you have a few extras left over.
5. We were able to find a brand made of recycled fibers, which fit our “green” remodeling requirements.
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