Published at Thursday, May 25, 2017, 04:50:59. by Ekstrom Jacquenett in Tile Floors.
The second room in the house that people usually consider for installation is the kitchen. The reason is similar, if not the same, as for the bathroom. The kitchen also contain large concentrations of humidity (probably not as much as bathrooms, but still considerable amounts), and temperature (this can be even more present than in the case of the bathrooms). So, this is why people opt for ceramic tile floor installation in their kitchens and bathrooms. It should go without saying that installing flooring made out of linoleum, or wood, would be impractical for these rooms, as the above mentioned influences would ruin those materials very quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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