Those spots without basement carpet are commonly thought of as dark, damp and mildewed areas. Even a commonly used basement can be disliked because of the stone floor. From frightening little children to being considered a chore to visit for an adult, basements have quite a lot of room for improvement. A property owner would be well-advised to liven up the feel and usability of their basement with a new carpet on the floor. What better way to make a basement more livable than to put in nice plush carpeting such as Olefin? Olefin offers many benefits for the homeowner looking to provide comfy flooring for the basement. Carpets made from Olefin fibers, a synthetic plastic polymer made from polypropylene or similar, are a good choice. Olefin fibers are resistant to molds, mildews and many other things which plague the basements of many homes.
This fiber is resistant against wearing out from constant foot traffic such as, the front door or down the basement steps. Plus, Olefin fibers are resistant to fading in the sunlight or under bright florescent lights, so you can count on this carpet maintaining its color for many years. For a basement carpet, Olefin is also very plush. The fibers really feel plusher and more padded underfoot when walking across the carpet. The bulk is also the source of the Olefin fibers robustness, the heavy fibers are very long lasting. Acrylic and Nylon, two similar synthetic polymer fibers, are cheaper but don't perform as well or have the same heavy fluffy feel to them as Olefin fibers. If homeowners are looking for a carpet that will last through the years of vacuuming, scrubbing and just plain foot traffic, Olefin is your kind of carpeting.
When getting that carpet from flooring stores, remember that stains are a major problem. Olefin fiber also has remarkable resistance to stains, and is very easy to clean, perfect for a home theater room where snacks and drinks may spill. This is a trait that is common with synthetic fibers, because the fibers are smooth so the stain slips right off. This stain resistance helps make the initial cost of Olefin carpeting much less of an expense in the long run. Olefin will keep its color, stay comfy and resist fungus and mildew for many years. There are many great reasons to opt for a synthetic polymer fiber such as Olefin for your basement carpet. From its resilience to stains, and mold, to its long lasting colors it will stay with you through the life of your basement. The bulky fibers make Olefin wonderful to walk across, even in the dankest of basements.