One of my favorite things to do is to install tile.
Floor tile in basements seem to be taking off. When tile is as inexpensive as it is now at Home Depot and Lowes, a lot of calls come in.
It dresses up basement floors and when you use area rugs on top to separate and define areas.
personally I like the looks of the 16" tile with minimum grout lines. The problem is lippage or getting the tile to lay flat, something in basements it is near impossible to accomplish.
I have several different ways to keep tile as flat as possible.
if anyone needs help in planning out basement layouts, maybe I could help you with this.