The basement often becomes the family room, home office, or even kids’ bedrooms. It seems like the perfect answer for growing families, providing much needed space in an otherwise cramped space. And it’s totally understandable, but that doesn’t make it right: like other rooms, they get outfitted with carpeting, drywall, and soft furnishings—all mold food in mold loving, high humidity conditions! Keep mold food out of your basement by installing flooring that mold doesn’t like to eat. My article on Green Home Guide will educate you on the alternatives, and why.