By . Flooring. At Saturday, September 08th 2018, 17:32:26 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.
The first thing you need to do is check out your existing flooring. It may not need to be replaced at all. Hard flooring can be refinished, stained, pickled, antiqued, or painted for a new look without cutting down more trees.
Wood and vinyl floor coverings are popular in the office environment. Wood is also widely used for some types of industrial floors, particularly in places like foundries where certain resilience is required. Because of its resilience wood still has no rivals where dance floors and Gymnasia are concerned. Sheet Vinyl floors are very economic alternative to wooden or tile floors. Smooth vinyl is the cheapest option while cushioned vinyl is more comfortable for walking on. Linoleum is a floor covering that is definitely regaining its popularity and as an alternative there are vinyl tiles which have a huge range of colours, pattern and price.