I found this 1950 booklet from the Armstrong Cork Company in (of all places!) our basement - at the bottom of a cupboard:
It's full of ideas to make over your basement into useful rooms, using flooring from Armstrong. Perhaps you would enjoy a "Desert Hideaway":
Or maybe a Party Room - looks pretty good to me:
What a fabulous Laundry Room this one is!
And this one looks good, too:
Every busy, active family can use a Rumpus Room - you may need to add a TV and/or a computer in this day and age, though:
"A Den Of His Own" - yep, here it is - the 1950's version of the Man Cave:
Hope you enjoyed these vintage rooms, courtesy of Armstrong. I love their old ads; I've shown you quite a few of them before, as you may recall.