Watching an episode of Trading Spaces today, I think I found the carpet I want to put in our basement. It's called Legato Carpet, and it's sold at Home Depot. It looked neat on TV, all you do is stick it down, but it looks a lot better than the standard low pile peel and stick carpet. After a bit of walking on it, you can't see any seams, and if you ever stain a piece, you can just replace it. This seems like the perfect solution for our basement area, that we just use as casual TV room. I may have to head out to Home Depot tomorrow to buy a box of it, and give it a try. It's about $2/square foot, I think, but that doesn't seem too expensive, if it looks nice.