Published at Saturday, January 6, 2018, 04:36:32. by Lindstrom Amitee in Tile Floors.
Stone and tile kitchen flooring options: Both stone and tile are ideal materials to consider if heavy traffic is expected. Stone is a great material to use if you intend to create a natural look in your home. It is a great way to create consistency and continuity if you use it on other areas within and outside the home. Some of the heavy favorites include sandstone, limestone and slate. Left untreated, some types of stones can develop unique tones and textures. As the rough feel of the stone may not always be a crowd favorite, porcelain tile is a better alternative. This is especially true for those who are looking for a more uniform and sleek finish.
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.
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.
Use porcelain tiles to recreate the look of stone for less. Compared to stone, porcelain tiles are smoother and can create a more uniform finish to your kitchen flooring. You can find porcelain tiles in a variety of designs, colors and patterns. Some of the more recent trends in porcelain tiles involve a metallic finish.
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.
The other kind of material that you might want to use for your kitchen tile flooring is linoleum, vinyl, laminate or plank. These are manufactured in different styles - and each design makes them look like a different material from what they are - with stylized textural patterns like wood or stone or marble or mosaic. They are comfortable to walk on, easy to clean, difficult to slip on and convenient to use as kitchen tile flooring. However, they do not look as authentic or as stylish as natural materials, although they are available in different styles, colors and price ranges. They are usually much cheaper than the other kind of tiling - but they require immediate cleaning of spillage because they are not stain proof. The surfaces are easy enough to clean but stains are difficult to remove and the tiling can be dented by wear and use.
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