Tile versus Carpet for Basement
I've searched the posts and can't find a discussion of tile vs. carpet for basement floors. Thus, I seek your opinion.
Current basement floor is carpet over tile. Basement flooded about 5 years ago due to hydrostatic pressure from really heavy rains. Installed an interior French drain and that seems to have solved the problem. No flooding since then despite the same conditions occurring several times during the last couple of years.
Our water heater failed about a month ago and did further damage to the carpet in the basement.
Wife is of the mind that "What else can happen" so letÃ¯Â¿Â½s re-carpet.
I'm of the mind of "be done with it" as with tile I can just mop up any water.
Carpet will run +-$2,100, tile will be +-$3,600 both include materials.
I look forward to your thoughts.