Choosing the Right Floor for Your Basement

If you are considering finishing your basement for the first time or need to replace existing flooring following a flood or water damage, Kanter?s Carpet & Design Center is here for you.

Our carpet store offers a wide selection of in-stock carpets and luxury vinyl flooring ideal for basement remodeling projects. When you make an appointment at our showroom in White Plains, NY, a member of our staff will discuss all of your options. We invite you to continue reading to learn more about two of our more popular basement flooring recommendations before your visit.

Affordable Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Known for their durability, low maintenance costs, and easy to clean surface, many homeowners throughout Westchester County choose vinyl floorings. Thanks to these same qualities, vinyl flooring is also an excellent choice for basement floors.

Vinyl flooring planks or tiles
are designed to ?float? over an existing subfloor and unlike traditional hardwood floors, do not absorb water. Available in a variety of styles, this type of flooring allows you to customize the atmosphere of your basement whether you are using it as a home office, playroom, or simply a storage area and laundry space. For additional warmth or personalization, you can also choose to enhance your vinyl floors with a custom area rug.

In the event of future water damage, most luxury vinyl tile floors can also be easily removed and laid back down once the area has dried, saving time and money as well as making it an environmentally responsible choice.

Budget-Friendly Carpeting

If you are looking to give your basement a warmer and more lived-in feel, you may want to consider installing new carpet. Although wall-to-wall carpeting is susceptible to mold and mildew if exposed to excessive moisture or water build-up, many homeowners still choose carpeting when finishing or remodeling their basement for the sense of style and comfort it provides.

The lifespan of your basement carpet will depend on the material you choose. Unlike natural fiber carpets, carpets constructed from synthetic materials are more suited to basements as they do not retain as much moisture. They can also be cleaned with stronger chemicals and are typically more resilient to stains so you can enjoy them for years to come.

If you have questions about what carpets are right for your basement remodeling project, give us a call. We offer a variety of inexpensive in-stock carpet options including nylon and polypropylene carpeting. These carpets are durable, easy to clean, and can transform your basement from a dark, damp storage area to a warm and inviting space for relaxing, entertaining guests, and everything in between.

Call or Visit Our Carpet Store to Learn More

Serving homeowners throughout Armonk, Scarsdale, Chappaqua, Larchmont, Rye, NY, and the nearby communities, the team at Kanter?s Carpet & Design Center can help you find the right basement flooring solutions to meet your needs. Call today?to schedule an appointment at our showroom. We can even provide a flooring estimate.