Published at Saturday, January 6, 2018, 05:19:12. by Ekstrom Jacquenett in Tile Floors.
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.
Another important matter to keep in mind throughout the layout of your floor is the thickness of the floor tile and the backer board, this could possibly have an effect on your kitchen appliances particularly the cooking range position and you will probably create problems for your dishwasher.
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.
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.
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.
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