How to Choose Carpet for Your Basement Remodel
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How to Choose Carpet for Your Basement Remodel

Remodeling your basement is an exciting time. You’re likely looking forward to having a home that’s more to your liking and seeing the results of updated space. But, during the remodel, you must decide what materials to use.

One of the most important decisions is the carpet. Your flooring needs to be durable, beautiful, and comfortable, so knowing how to make a suitable choice can seem overwhelming. Luckily, the home remodeling professionals at Roofers of Minnesota are here to help you.

Read this guide to get some tips for choosing the right option for your remodel!

Think About the Purpose of the Room

The first step in selecting a suitable carpet is considering how the room will be used. If your basement remodel is mostly going to be a family area, you’ll want something that can withstand a lot of use.

On the other hand, if the basement isn’t used as often, you can go with something bolder that’s not as easy to clean.

Consider Carpet Pile & Face Weight Classifications

Next, it’s helpful to know a bit about pile height and face weight. While these might not be phrases you’ve heard before, they are essential for picking carpets. The pile height refers to how tall the carpet fibers are.

There are usually three main options:

  • Low pile: These carpets are dense, durable, and easy to clean. It’s a good option for high-traffic areas or if you have pets.
  • Medium pile: This is the middle-ground option. It’s a bit more comfortable and softer than a low pile but still easy to clean.
  • High pile: Finally, these carpets are soft and fluffy. They are very comfortable to walk on, but they are also more high maintenance.

Carpet Face Weight 

Along with the height of the fibers, face weight is another consideration. This measures the density of the yard in the carpet.

So, a lower face weight selection will be less dense and less durable. Higher face weight carpets last longer, but they are also more expensive.

Contact Your Carpet & Flooring Experts in the Twin Cities

If you’re remodeling your basement or any room in your home, Roofers of Minnesota provides carpet installation. With over 25 years of experience, we can help you find the perfect choice for your basement remodel. Call us at 612-205-4791 to request a quote!

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