Published at Friday, November 3, 2017, 06:25:37. by Lindstrom Amitee in Tile Floors.
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.
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.
Nowadays however, the variety of affordable, good quality flooring available has increased tenfold and while you might be tempted to buy that beautiful stone floor you have seen in the showroom, you do need to ask if it will actually suit your requirements. Here we take a look at the pros and cons of four types of kitchen flooring.
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.
Wood: Comes either as solid wood flooring or engineered planks. A good quality wooden floor can last for many years if it is looked after properly. Like stone however, a wooden floor requires a lot of maintenance - it is more difficult to keep clean than laminate or vinyl. Wood is highly susceptible to water damage and staining so it is important to regularly seal the floor. One of the great advantages to this type of floor is the variety of wood types and hues which are available. Additionally wood can also be painted or stained to produce greater colour and style options.
Installing tiles is a difficult job. It requires precision and most people would not rather learn how to do it in fear that they might make several mistakes during the learning process. However, tiling is actually easy if you know the basics and necessary steps in executing the installation process. You can actually save a lot of money in doing this on your own rather than hiring a professional to do it for you. As long as you stick with dos and don‘ts of the tiling task, this activity might actually be rather entertaining than confusing for you.
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