Flooring it Yourself
So, sadly, the growing season is winding down and harvest time will soon be here. I expect many of us will be very busy. But after the last of the cans and dried herbs have been put up, it'll be time for me to return to the indoor project list. This year's first job: putting a proper floor on a 10x12 concrete basement surface. It's my office, and it's damn cold in the winter. I'd like to change that.
Consider this an open flooring thread, I want to hear any stories and suggestions and environmental correctness concerns you have, as well as ideas about how to do it cheaply. Let's assume I've got a budget of $500.
Tiling the whole floor seems out of the question at that price, so I thought instead to do a small inset at the door threshold, a "tile rug" as it were. Mold is also an issue, as this property (the land, not the house itself) is constantly wet/flooded and I'm told that's something to watch out for when choosing basement floor materials. I'm partial to blue, purple and gold, and the room has full sized windows on two sides, so it actually gets a lot of light for a basement level room. Note: I've done six different upstairs floors in the past couple of years, with a variety of materials, so I'm pretty experienced.
As it progresses I'll post pics, but that will be a while from now. This is Research Mode, and I want to make sure I get as much information as I can.