By . Flooring. At Sunday, September 09th 2018, 00:26:00 AM.
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.
Carpeting collects dust mites, mildew, and pet dander, all of which are difficult to remove. It is bad for people with allergies, and is often made from synthetics which are not good for the environment. Carpet tiles are worth considering, since they can be easily replaced, one at a time, if damaged or stained. Another bonus is that they can be installed without using a professional installation service. Often these are made from recycled materials.
Among the discount flooring options, you will find laminate, hardwood, bamboo, oak and cork. Each of the flooring styles have their own strengths and benefits. Before you make your purchase, it is important to first ask yourself a few questions. Do you have animals that will be scratching the floors in your home? Does your household have allergies? Is there a particular texture or grain that you are looking for? Are you trying to match or compliment an existing floor in your home? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you to focus and narrow down your search. For example, if you have indoor pets, you may want to stay away from traditional hardwoods. These are easily scratched and require a great deal of care for upkeep. You may prefer the durability of a laminate flooring that has the same look of a hardwood. Cork flooring reviews may also help to educate you. Knowing your particular needs before placing an order, will help you to not be overwhelmed by the huge selection.