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creating a kid-friendly basement play space


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creating a kid-friendly basement play space

I wanted to finish my basement in a way that was bright, fun, and easy to keep clean. My plans were to create a space that the kids could do whatever they want in and not cause any permanent damage. I have done all that I can to protect the walls, but was still left with the difficult choice of what to use to cover the concrete floors. Did I want carpeting that would be more comfortable for them to sit on or did I want hardwood floors that would be easier to clean? I went back and forth for a few weeks and finally talked with a flooring professional. So, what did we do? My blog will tell you!

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Want To Minimize Routine Maintenance? Install Carpet In The Living Areas

The type of flooring in your home can have an impactful role on your overall cleaning routine. Carpet, tile, hardwood, and concrete are all flooring types that provide the best results when vacuumed. While you can use a broom to pick up dirt and dust on the hard surfaces, this will not be as effective at picking up all particles. If you are determined to minimize how much work you must do to keep your home clean on a regular basis, you should consider switching out the flooring in all the living areas to carpeting.

Pet Hair and Dust Will Stick to the Surface Layer

Since hardwood and tile flooring is just a flat layer without any depth, all the dust and pet hair that gets into your home will sit on the surface of these materials until they are cleaned up. This means you have to vacuum if you do not want to see visible dirt on the ground, especially in the corners of rooms. The great thing about carpeting is that it will hide the dirt, dust, and pet hair within its fibers. It may still be just as present when compared to tile or hardwood, but it will not be very visible to the naked eye. You can then just invest in weekly vacuuming or even a robotic vacuum to vacuum on a daily basis.

Avoid the Risk of Micro Scratches

With carpeting, you do not have to worry about daily activities causing permanent damage to carpeting. The biggest concern is liquid stains, but you can easily combat this with spot removal treatments. So, it is a smart idea to buy enough cleaning supplies to take care of most stains when having carpet installed. On hardwood flooring, you have to worry about dirt and cat litter scraping against the floor when people walk across the surface and drag their feet, so the switch to carpet can give you some noticeable relief.

No Grout to Clean or Hardwood to Buff

Another way that you will benefit from carpeting is not having to worry about grout cleaning. If the tile grout gets dirty enough, you would have to go through the process of replacing it altogether. Also, hardwood floors need to be buffed on occasion to keep them looking their absolute best. But, with carpeting, you can just hire a professional to clean the carpets and enjoy a brand-new look again.

The switch to carpeting in the living areas is a smart choice to enjoy reduced maintenance. Talk to a company like Profloors America LLC for more information.