Published at Saturday, January 6, 2018, 04:36:16. by Fransson Harriette in Tile Floors.
Until recently unless you were lucky enough to have a hardwood floor; the variety of materials available for kitchen flooring was restricted to just a few options - vinyl, laminate or waterproof carpet tiles. The possibility of using stone flooring was generally restricted to those with large budgets.
Stone: Stone, slate and tile flooring is becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners. While the cost of some of the different stone and tile varieties is still expensive when compared to a material such as laminate, the price has become, overall, more affordable. Maintenance should be considered when choosing a stone or tile floor - natural stone is porus and as such requires increased care and attention (including regular sealing), whereas porcelain or ceramic tiles require very little maintenance.
Different Kinds of Tiling Material: Natural materials for kitchen tile flooring include porcelain, quarry, pebble and stone. These ties are textures, rough and durable - and also, relatively more expensive. They offer a great authentic look to your kitchen and give it that extra classiness that you might be looking for. Porcelain and ceramic is easily chipped and damaged - and one needs to replace the tiles often. A good idea would be to use glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles for your kitchen tile flooring - although you would have to be careful on the smooth surface.
Stone or tile works very well in heavy traffic areas of the home, such as the kitchen. One of the most durable tiles is ceramic, which comes in various colors and styles. Ceramic tiles also have lots of options that can be sued for decorative designs and/or borders.
Installing: You can now start installing tiles to your floors. Apply an even coverage of adhesive on your floor to avoid lumps and bumps. Rapid setting adhesives are used for concrete floors. Do not spend more than 30 minutes on your mixture because it dries up easily. Mix enough mixture that you can use for tiles that you can install within 30 minutes to avoid too much wastage. Flexible adhesives on the other hand are used for wooden floors.
Installing tiles may require precision but it can be achieved through careful planning and execution. You can save a lot by opting to install tiles by yourself rather than asking a professional to them for you.
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