When we first bought our home, the basement had the old style of tiles. The inspector of the house told us that it might contain something harmful so hubby and I decided to renovate our basement and replaced the old rotten tiles. We used laminate flooring on the half part of the basement while the other half, we used tiles. Below is the photo I took of my husband and kids when hubby got done laying out the laminate wood flooring. It took him a while to finish it as it was his first time doing such project. He watched the "how-to" video online in order to do the project right. We did not have the budget to hire a professional so we tried our best to just do it ourselves.
DIY home improvement projects saves a lot of money but there are also cons for doing it. First is that, it takes a while for a project to finish. Then you will bump into problems when doing it especially if you don't have an expertise in doing that kind of project. So you see, we managed to laid out the flooring but the edges of it isn't done until now. We still have to purchase the stuff we need in order to finish this. If only we have the resources, we could hire the professionals at Flooring America because they are the leading company when it comes to home improvement project like this.