Published at Saturday, May 13, 2017, 04:38:34. by Nyman Gaetane in Tile Floors.
If you are considering purchasing and installing ceramic tiles for a floor in some of your rooms, there are a few things you should be wary of. Before you start with the ceramic tile floor installation, you should consider what is the purpose of the space you are about to decorate with tiles. Is it a bathroom? Is it a kitchen? Or is it, perhaps some other room, one that you and your family spend a lot of time during the day. The climate of the room, and the activities that take place in the room should be your main leads when choosing should you, or should you not go for a ceramic tile floor installation in that particular room.
In looking at flooring, it is beneficial to have a kitchen floor that is slip resistant. It is important to also have a surface in the kitchen that is resistant to stains and scratches. If you have babies around, or are planning a family in the future, you may not want to choose vinyl for your kitchen floor. While some vinyl flooring emits relatively few volatile organic compounds (VOCs) there is still concern due to health issues and pollution where vinyl is concerned.
Concrete flooring options: Concrete floors are commonly found in newer homes. They are hard-wearing and can hold heat well. There are many ways to change the look of your concrete floors. Concrete can be polished, honed, stained with acid or colored with a powdered hardener to produce different shades of grays, whites, greens, reds and even yellows. The same material can also be used on countertops to match the look of your floors.
If you want to use limestone, remember it is a porous stone and must be sealed upon installation and then twice a year. Limestone is a natural stone and offers an Old World look to it, however, if the maintenance for it is not something you want to undertake, I would suggest finding another flooring material for your kitchen.
If you are looking for more daring kitchen flooring options, why not try a glass floor? Toughened glass is used to create a sleek look. The glass can be acid polished or sandblasted underneath to create a unique look without making people slip or fall while walking over the flooring.
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.
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