Published at Monday, January 8, 2018, 16:58:52 by Martinsson Parnella in Tile Floors, with total 89 drawings.
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.
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.
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.
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