By xxbme. Flooring. At Saturday, July 28th 2018, 02:06:52 AM.
If money is an issue then catch a browse at a number of the reasonable vinyl and peel & stick tiles accessible out there. With an innumerable quantity of customisation possibilities, vinyl is also pretty effortless to settle down in your kitchen floor as well. One of the negatives to vinyl floors is that the sides are able to curl and peel.
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.
You also have ceramic tiles. This kind of tile is the inexpensive way to achieve the look of granite or marble floors. They can give the effect of having water on your floors that's oh so dramatic. Another kind of tile you can use as flooring is metal tile. These are either industrial gratings or stainless steel. If you want your floor to have the look of brass, bronze or steel, this is the one to go for. You can mix and match this tile with other kinds of tiles to accent the floor and create a point of interest in the room.