By xxbme. Flooring. At Monday, July 16th 2018, 03:46:13 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.
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.
Carpet is very popular in most areas of the home. Wall to wall carpeting allows you to have pretty much whatever kind of floor you want-basic tile or sheeting is fine because it will be covered with the carpeting. Colors, textures and softness are among the choices you have in carpet. Stain resistant carpet is a great idea for families with small children just learning to walk. Carpet is especially good for those who despise cold floors in the morning.