Covering basement walls with fabric or carpet

Old 01-07-15, 06:01 PM
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Covering basement walls with fabric or carpet

I have several framed out wall in my basement I would like to cover as easily and in expensively as possible. I just don't want to see all of the junk in my basement when I'm down there to workout. I would prefer not to use drywall as I do not have the skill to do that. I've read about covering walls with carpet or fabric but I'm not sure which would be better and easiest to install. I was also wondering if I could use burlap and just staple it with a staple gun?
Old 01-08-15, 03:25 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Carpet is heavy and unwieldy, so I would not do that. Fabric will hide things to an extent, if that is all you want to do. Sheetrock doesn't necessarily have to be finished. You can screw the panels to the studs and make proper cuts for your receptacles and switches with little problem. Consider the cost as well. Fabric of any substance may exceed the cost of sheetrock.
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also fabric is more apt to get damaged if there is nothing but studs to support it.
Drywall work isn't all the difficult, we can walk you thru it ..... and a basement is a good place to learn
as opposed to your living rm
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In the grand scheme of things, drywall is pretty cheap. Finishing it can be tedious but it's relatively forgiving.

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