By xxbme. Flooring. At Monday, July 16th 2018, 03:38:06 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.
For basements, we all know that moisture is present down there. So you have a very narrow choice of flooring types for your basement. You need a flooring type that cannot be damage by a long exposure to moisture. That means, hardwood, laminate flooring and vinyl are not suitable for basements. One of the best flooring type for basements is ceramic tiles and granite tiles. These are easy to clean and easy to install materials that are capable of withstanding longtime exposure to moisture.
The latest flooring design ideas from Amtico incorporate the use of striping to highlight the floor pattern and to create a floor design that is absolutely unique. The color scheme of the stripes on the floor are supposed to coordinate with the rest of the elements in the room like the furniture, wall paper or paint and the upholstery or floor covering. Other flooring design ideas that Amtico flooring of all kinds come with are the use of highlighting features like borders and motifs. The use of striping, borders and motifs in floors easily lets you create a floor that is absolutely unique and customized for your own home and décor.