Published at Sunday, May 21, 2017, 04:43:47. by Olofsson Olivie in Tile Floors.
When looking at stone, slate or tiles one should also consider choosing an option with a textured surface to help prevent slips and trips in the kitchen. Stone floors are known to retain cold temperatures so under floor heating should most certainly be given high consideration as well.
Another important matter to keep in mind throughout the layout of your floor is the thickness of the floor tile and the backer board, this could possibly have an effect on your kitchen appliances particularly the cooking range position and you will probably create problems for your dishwasher.
It is usually the bathroom that gets to be treated with a ceramic tile floor installation. The reason is obvious: the bathroom is the room that is most often confronted with moist, and varying temperatures. This is the reason why this type of a flooring is usually considered to be the best option for this room.
Wood kitchen flooring options: Use wood to create a warmer feel to any home. There are many types of woods to choose from to fit varying preferences in color, texture and feel. Hardwoods, such as oak, are strong and durable but expensive. A cheaper alternative is bamboo, which looks great if combined with other soft shades and hues. For homeowners who want the look of wood in their home but at a fraction of the cost of real hardwoods, plastic laminates are another alternative to consider.
Glazed and Unglazed Tiles: Firstly, there are glazed and unglazed tiles; the glazed tiles can be cleaned very easily and do not stain as often as unglazed tiles. All you need to do is run a mop soaked in warm water with a mild detergent solution across them from time to time. The problem with glazed tiles is that they are very smooth and therefore can be quite slippery. This is dangerous, especially if the kitchen area is prone to water spillage or if there are young children in your home. To avoid this, you could choose unglazed tiles over glazed ones. Unglazed tiles will prevent the floor from being slippery and have an aesthetically pleasing textured surface. Then again, unglazed tiles will not be as durable as glazed ones - they will be relatively more prone to damage because they are not protected by that extra layer of glazing.
Wood: Comes either as solid wood flooring or engineered planks. A good quality wooden floor can last for many years if it is looked after properly. Like stone however, a wooden floor requires a lot of maintenance - it is more difficult to keep clean than laminate or vinyl. Wood is highly susceptible to water damage and staining so it is important to regularly seal the floor. One of the great advantages to this type of floor is the variety of wood types and hues which are available. Additionally wood can also be painted or stained to produce greater colour and style options.
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