Waterproof Carpet For Basement

Waterproof Carpet For Basement

Water damage is a very common problem in basements. In the rainy season water damage increases in damp weather. Keep your basement damaged free use primer coating or sealer for waterproofing. It stops the water penetration in the basement. Now your basement is for carpeting, let’s see some waterproof carpet for the basement.

When you are selecting carpet for the basement floor, you should pay more attention. If your basement is not properly sealed water will damage the carpet. Some carpet manufacturing companies created waterproof basement carpets. You should follow some instructions before choosing a waterproof carpet.

Basement area rug ideas:

Below factors will help you find the best carpet for your basement.

Choose synthetic fibers:

Different types of carpeting materials are available today. Wool and jute are best from them. These soft,  durable, and natural fiber rugs are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. But not suitable for basements use, synthetic and polyester fiber rug are suitable for basements use. Don’t worry about the softness of synthetic and polyester fiber rugs. Like natural fiber rugs, they are also soft, durable, stain-resistant, and suitable for high-traffic areas. If any liquid spill occurs simply wipe it down with a clean cloth. Easy to clean and maintain without any pro person.

These two fiber rugs are durable, attractive, and easy to maintain. Water-resistant, colorfast, and mildew resistant. Durable in humid places so you can use it for a long time. If you want to do little changes without ruining fiber.

Synthetic fibers are popular for being super absorbent and resistant to moisture. Prevent moisture, mildew, and bacteria from the surface. Also breathable like natural fiber rug so safe for basement use. Solid colored synthetic gives you comfort while walking and sitting basement. So synthetic fibers rug is best for modern basement carpets.

Choose a waterproof fiber rug:

Natural fiber rug is more comfortable, warm, and soft underfoot. But hold more moisture so that harmful to the basement area. Polyester is a good choice for the basement area, It is considered the best waterproof rug. Don’t worry about stain treatment simply use a household cleaning agent.

Polyester rug is affordable, durable, and hides messy if placed in high footsteps areas. The polyester rug is made of plastic fiber so enough lightweight carpet. Polyester rug is suitable for all basement flooring.

Waterproof carpet is easy to clean and just requires regular vacuuming. Waterproof carpet long lasting so look same as new. Stain resistant so you can use it for a long time without any repair. Waterproof carpet gives you comfort if placed in high-traffic areas. High traffic areas like entryway, hall, and living room.


Choose low or medium pile indoor or outdoor carpet for a basement. Because low and medium pile carpet is comparatively lightweight and easy to move. On the other hand when they are wet less chance to grow mold.

Small size carpet like squares, runners suitable for a basement. Don’t use large area rugs for the basement because they need more time for drying. The large carpet is quite heavy so difficult for moving. On the other hand, when large carpets become wet mold will grow.

Color for waterproof carpet:

You should select a waterproof carpet that color is compatible with the basement. While selecting color you should remember a basement is a damp place, so keep away from light colors like off-white, or white.  Colors like dark green, red, brown, and orange will hide the stain. In case if you want to beautify the basement with carpet, you can use a light color.  Light color carpet suitable for a small basement. A single-color waterproof rug will reduce the risk of mold and stain.


Durability is an important feature of indoor-outdoor carpets for the basement. Most of the waterproof carpets used today are made of polestar or synthetic fibers. They are more durable and long-lasting than natural fiber rugs. If your basement floor is made of wood choose nylon carpet. Nylon carpet is soft, durable not attract moisture so easy to maintain. Suitable for high traffic areas, hallway, and basement.

If your basement floor is made of concrete choose polyester or cotton carpet. Polyester or cotton waterproof carpet is easy to move, long-lasting, and affordable. For the stone, floor and basement choose a synthetic fiber rug. It won’t damage the stone floor, easy to clean and maintain. Carpet for basement floor must be installed with care. If you install a carpet without fixing the problem it will not last long.


Price is an important factor when choosing a carpet for the basement. If you make your basement look beautiful then you should pay little extra money. For the same quality carpet, most of the retail stores offer the same product at different prices.

My Recommendation:

After going through all factors above, I made my decision to choose waterproof basement carpeting by OASIS CARPET. It is 100% waterproof, stain-resistant, comfortable to walk on stairs, hallways, and living rooms.


A waterproof carpet is a perfect solution for basement floors. It will add beauty to the basement. You can make your wet uncomfortable basement dry, cool, and beautiful using the best waterproof carpet. You do not need to worry about a lot of moisture. These waterproof basement rugs are easy to maintain and clean. You can use it for a long time without any repairing.

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