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What Are The Best Basement Pole Covers?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: January, 2021 - Modified: January, 2021

  1. What Is The Best Basement Pole Padding?
  2. What Is The Best Channel Style Beam Pad?
  3. What Is The Best Pilaster Wrap?
  4. Greatmats - For The Best Protective Basement Pole Covers!


are a great product to use to transform the look of a drab basement space or to add a layer of protection around a dangerous beam. The best basement pole covers will either be protective - in a gym environment, or decorative - in a gathering space or room. They are available for square or round support beams and posts made of wood, log, stone, or concrete.

Greatmats offers four fabulous protective cover options, which are:

  1. Pole & Post Padding
  2. Channel-Style Beam Pads
  3. Pilaster Flexible Wrap
  4. I-Beam Wrap Pad

What Is The Best Basement Pole Padding?



Pole & Post Padding come in 3 different sizes and are pre-formed to easily fit around any pole or post. These basement pole covers are filled with polyurethane foam and covered with an 18 oz. vinyl coated polyester fabric. They can be used indoors or outdoors and easily snap around the pole or post to close securely with a 2 inch hook and loop fastening flap.

The standard height of this product is 72 inches. The three sizes are GMPP4 for a 4-inch diameter pole, GMPP5 for a 5-inch diameter pole, and GMPP6 which fits a 6-inch diameter pole. These basement pole covers are made in the USA and come in many different colors.

The cost of these covers starts at roughly $305, which equates to around $51 per square foot of coverage. They come with a 1-year limited warranty.

What Is The Best Channel-Style Beam Pad?



Channel-Style Beam Pads use a channel design to wrap around the face and edges of a basement beam. These basement beam covers are made in the USA and filled with 3-inch thick polyurethane foam and covered with an 18 oz. vinyl-coated polyester fabric. The backchannel portion of the pads has two, 2-inch strips of hook fasteners sewn to them. These strips match up with an included self-stick loop that goes on the face of the I-beam.

The standard height of this product is 6 feet. The four sizes available are GM0672 for flange sizes 5-6 inches, GM0872 for flange sizes 6.25 inches - 8 inches, GM1072 for flange sizes 8.25 inches - 10 inches, and GM1272 for flange sizes 10.25 inches - 12 inches.

Each cover comes in many different color options, and the cost starts at roughly $247, which equates to approximately $41.20 per square foot of coverage. They come with a 1 year limited warranty.

What Is The Best Pilaster Wrap?



A Pilaster Flexible Wrap is designed to cover large, square poles, posts, or pilasters. They are made in the USA and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. They fit posts and poles with a diameter of 16 to 36 inches and come in a standard height of 6 feet.

These basement pole covers are available in numerous color options. They are covered in 18 oz. vinyl-coated polyester fabric and filled with 2 inch closed-cell polyethylene foam. They are easy to clean with hot water and a sponge, and aside from basements, they are used in outdoor fields, gyms, athletic tracks, training areas, and safe rooms.

Each of these wraps is non absorbent and made in the USA. They cost just under $400 each and come with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.

An I-Beam Wrap Pad is a channel-style wrap that provides protection against a serious collision in a basement gym or other indoor facility with steel I-beams.



These wrap the face and front edges of steel I-beams to the back side of the beam face with hook and loops with self-adhesive. They are indoor Class A fire rated with 14 oz. vinyl and 1.25 inch high impact XPE foam.

These wraps are available in a wide variety of color options, and they are customizable to meet the needs of a facility’s structure. They are made in the USA and available at pricing starting around $205, which equates to approximately $17.10 per square foot.

Greatmats - For The Best Protective Basement Pole Covers!

The basement pole covers available at Greatmats are far superior to the cheap ones offered elsewhere. They are all made in the USA and combine value, quality, and performance. They are also attractive and extremely protective. Like all flooring and matting products at Greatmats, the pole covers are made of top notch materials using the highest manufacturing standards.

Greatmats offers a wide array of products that extends far beyond the list given, with many solutions that could work as basement pole covers. When you’re ready to make a purchase, simply reach out to the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Greatmats who can help you select the product or products that are perfect for your space. Regardless of the products you select, when it’s from Greatmats, they will not disappoint.
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