Many a debate has been conducted over basement flooring. Depending on your style and the style of your home, one flooring choice could be much better than the other. However, our team at Indy Floor Coating has put together a few reasons why you may want to ditch the classic carpet look and opt for a durable, yet aesthetically pleasing, epoxy flooring in your basement.
Cleanliness and Care
Epoxy-covered flooring is easier to maintain on a weekly basis. That’s because it doesn’t require deep cleanings. It is easier to spot dirt and dust on an epoxy floor than it is on carpet. As a result, it’s easier to know when your floor needs a good cleaning. Just run a soft dust mop over it once a week to keep it clean. Also, these floors are resistant to bacteria and germs, which makes them very easy to sanitize after accidents or spills.
Carpet, on the other hand, is a little tougher to keep clean. Dirt, dust, pollen, and other allergens can easily get trapped within the fibers of a carpet and stay hidden from your eye. Carpet requires vacuuming several times a week. Thinking longer term, your carpet will also require an in-depth shampooing at least once a year.
Epoxy floors are highly resistant to just about everything, so you won’t have to worry about spills or pet accidents messing up your flooring. Distinctly valued for their durability, epoxy floors have a longer lifespan than many other floor types.
Long-term, carpet is not the most durable flooring option. That’s because if a rip, tear, or permanent stain occurs, you must replace at least the damaged section. In addition, a carpeted floor will need a full replacement every 5 to 15 years, depending on wear and tear.