Violet pees on them, Mabel poops, and Kili throws up. It’s quite the trio we have! (Jerks.) Mercifully, they’ve left the rest of the house alone. I assume that because their litter boxes are down there, they view the entire basement as free reign. We tried our best to salvage the rugs, cleaning them and dousing them in dubious pet stain removers, but they’re a lost cause at this point. We considered having them professionally cleaned as a last resort, but the rugs were cheap, the cleaning would cost nearly as much as new ones, and it would be a lost cause anyway.
The basement floor is painted concrete, so I’d like to still have rugs down there, but we need something indestructible. Either carpet tiles that can be removed for washing (or replaced), or an outdoor rug that can be scrubbed and hosed down every so often. Here are some that I’m considering.
Parallel Beauty Carpet Tiles
Probably my favorite of the bunch, especially for the play room side of the basement. They’re graded for contract use, so they should hold up, but I’m not sure. I may need to go check these out in person.
Trimaran Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Neutral, safe. Not bad, but not terribly exiting or inspired.
Kitchen Sink Indoor/Outdoor Rug
I like this one a lot, up close, but I’m not sure about it from farther back.
Negril Indoor/Outdoor Rug
I like that the pink is so prominent, but I don’t think the colors would play well with the basement’s olive green floor.