Protecting against sump pump failure - Raised Carpet and Vinyl Tiles
Massachusetts man equips basement rooms with Greatmats flooring
Related Product: Carpet Tiles Modular Squares 3/4 Inch x 1x1 Ft.
By Brett Hart
Jan. 11, 2018 - After a sump pump failure resulted in ruined carpet in Jason Ballard's home in Winchendon, Massachusetts, Jason realized how impractical his glued down flooring really was. So he and his wife began search for a more functional basement flooring option for their basement playroom/living space, office/man-town and laundry room.
That's when they discovered Greatmats' gray Basement Carpet Tile Raised Squares and slate Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles and they fell in love with the potential functionality, ease of installation and appearance. Both options feature a raised plastic base and install by snapping the tiles together without any need for adhesives.
''Working with Beth in sales was great,'' Jason said. ''She helped me along in the purchase process and had my shipment delivered faster than quoted.''
Then came the moment of truth. Would they live up to expectations?
''Outside of removing the old flooring, installation was a breeze,'' Jason said. ''I removed the existing trim work and cut the edge tiles with a table saw to fit snug in all corners/edges. I then replaced the trim work for a seamless professional looking installation. The tiles go down extremely fast and the edge pieces cut beautifully with a standard table saw.''
After installing the carpet tiles tiles the playroom and office, and the vinyl-topped max tiles in the laundry room, Jason said, ''(The carpet tiles) look great, but my favorite aspect is the piece of mind knowing that if I have another water issue in my basement my investment is not lost. The vinyl-topped tiles have a nice solid weight to them and they look great. I've actually had a couple people ask if it was real tile. They look that good.''
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