Published at Sunday, December 31, 2017, 15:49:30. by Hellstrom Jewel in Tile Floors.
Putting down ceramic tile floors is like almost every undertaking; undertaking your design or layout is the main thing you may do to getting a professional looking job. The following are some important things you‘ll want to think about when you plan the tile layout. The actual size floor tiles that you are using is really important during the lay out process, You should dry lay the very first row of floor tiles on to the floor with all the grout joints the correct size this enables you to literally see your tile as it will be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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