Monday, February 26, 2007

Creation room

Additionally, wooden floors are not the best idea for a recreation room, because people will no doubt be moving around a lot, and this can scuff the floors. Thus, it would be a good idea to place carpet over the wooden basement flooring. The type of carpet you choose should depend on the basement’s atmosphere conditions.

You have many different options when it comes to fixing or replacing your basement flooring, so be sure to have a professional contractor come in, assess the original floor, and give you an estimate. Remember that good basement flooring should look good, withstand a lot of wear, and above all things, be safe.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Change Your Basement Flooring ?

Firstly, cement flooring, if not properly poured, can be lumpy, and this can lead people to trip. Additionally, if cement flooring is not laid down properly, in time it can crack, which leads to rubble all over the place and cement dust, which can be a hazard if inhaled. If you are happy with your cement flooring, then be sure that those who enter the recreation room wear sneakers or shoes that are treaded.

Basement flooring is also often wooden, which poses another problem if the wood is not treated properly. Since basements are located below ground level, moisture often appears in the air, which can lead to mold in on the wooden basement flooring if it has not been treated properly beforehand.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Why You Should Change Your Basement Flooring

You might be wondering why it is so important to change your basement flooring. After all, it’s just a floor, and no one really pays attention to it. Well, it is more than just a basement floor. It is the base of the house too, and no one wants to spend time in a basement that has an unsafe basement floor.

Many homes have cement basement flooring. While this kind of floor has the benefit of keeping the basement cooler during the summer months and being easier to clean if the basement floods, there are several other things that you should consider changing about cement flooring if you want to make your basement a recreation room.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Thinking of Redoing Your Basement? Start with the Basement Flooring

You’re in the mood to have your basement transformed from just a place to store things into a recreation room. You’ll need new furniture and an entertainment system, but the most important thing to change first would be the basement flooring.

Monday, January 29, 2007

About Bamboo Flooring

When you think of bamboo flooring, chances are that you find it rather hard to believe that such a thing exists. After all, bamboo is food for pandas, right? Yes, but bamboo has been using for many other things throughout the centuries.

In China, bamboo has been cultivated for thousands of years. Bamboo has been used for paper, utensils, building material, and artwork. If you doubt the strength of bamboo flooring, it should be noted that in the Hiroshima blast, bamboo was the life form that most survived.

If you are an environmentalist, you know that in order to have beautiful wood flooring, trees need to be cut down in the process. Bamboo flooring is thus an excellent way to have a kind of wood flooring, but at the same time preserving the environment, because bamboo is actually a type of grass. The bamboo for bamboo flooring is harvested from a natural resource that regenerates itself in short amount of time.

Bamboo flooring is not only sturdy and environmentally safe, but it is also beautiful to look at. This kind of flooring can be made in decorative patterns, or it can be in carbonize or natural colors.

Many markets have already noted the efficiency of bamboo flooring, and have successfully incorporated this kind of flooring. These kinds of markets include executive offices, upscale condominiums, and various retail stores.

So, how is bamboo turned into bamboo flooring? It takes five years for bamboo to fully mature, and at that time it is harvested. The bamboo is then cut into horizontal or vertical strips, soaked for several days in a solution, and then dried for several more days. The strips are then layered together to create the bamboo flooring.

If you are interested in bamboo flooring, search the internet for a local flooring company that installs that kind of flooring. Bamboo flooring is still just making its name in the flooring market, but by choosing this kind of flooring, you are not only adding a beautiful look to you home, but you are helping the environment at the same time, which make this truly excellent flooring.