What kind of carpet padding do you use for basement floors?


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When choosing a carpet padding for basement floors, the best option is padding that is resistant to odor and moisture. Open-cell padding is a good choice as it fights moisture by allowing the carpet to 'breathe.'

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It is important to rid the basement of odors and moisture before installing carpet padding and carpeting. When choosing carpet padding for a basement floor, be sure there is a stamp on the pad stating it provides odor protection. Open-cell padding placed down before the carpet will keep odors and moisture out for good. Additionally, inquire whether the padding and carpet can be cleaned and dried with a wet/dry vacuum.

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