Published at Sunday, July 9, 2017, 02:40:42. by Olofsson Olivie in Tile Floors.
One option is the hand-scraped, grooved, and other distressed flooring can be much more than just a statement of style. These types of flooring can help hide dings from jars hitting the floor as well as blending in with the general wear and tear a kitchen floor takes. There are styles that make it possible to easily do your own kitchen floor renovation because they can be clicked together and "float" in place without any nailing or gluing.
Laminate: One of the most common types of flooring used nowadays, Laminate flooring has come a long way from the two tone square print designs of the late 80‘s and early 90‘s. Now with modern manufacturing processes, laminate flooring is available in many different colours and designs - some of the imitation wood designs available are of exceptional quality. Laminate is affordable, reasonably easy to fit by yourself (although it is always best to use the services of a professional fitter) and is waterproof. One of the major cons of laminate flooring is that it can wear easily in areas of high traffic.
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.
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.
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.
Vinyl: Like laminate vinyl is an affordable flooring option and comes in a variety of designs. Vinyl is more scratch resistant than laminate but can be harder to clean, especially if the vinyl has a complex texture.
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