By . Flooring. At Monday, August 06th 2018, 21:34:50 PM.
If you still insist on carpeting, please consider not using carpet padding. Not only are you paying more for the purchase and installation of this padding, but you also are shortening the life of the carpet. So there is more material being used, more chemicals, shorter carpet life, and it is harder to clean, since the padding is like a sponge, absorbing and collecting dirt and stains and odors that are almost impossible to reach without using even harsher chemicals.
Vinyl is another great idea. Don't confuse vinyl with linoleum like many people do. Compared with other flooring, vinyl is the easiest sheet material to install. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most popular areas for vinyl flooring. Many people choose vinyl in these areas because it's easy to clean. You can find vinyl in prints that look like other floor coverings. It is possible to get vinyl that is printed to look like hardwood floors if you like.
One of the most traditional flooring ideas to go for is using terracotta tiles. You can get a handcrafted look for your floors with this kind of tile. You can use it in the regular square shape or get ones in octagon shapes, etc. Put a picture on your floors with mosaic tiles. You can make a pattern or lay them out randomly for a unique design. Lastly, you've got glass tiles. These can be used as tile flooring ideas to give a quality finished look to any room.