Published at Saturday, January 6, 2018, 05:19:12. by Ekstrom Jacquenett in Tile Floors.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes people consider tile floor installation for their whole house. This is especially often if the house in question is located near the seaside, because the high humidity, and presence of salt in the air can easily damage other types of flooring. In that case a ceramic tile floor installation for all of the rooms in the house might just be the right solution. Also, as the climate is quite often very warm in that type of places, the ceramic tiles will help keep the temperature of the house down, especially in the summer. However, even if your home is placed in a colder climate, ceramic tile floor installation for all of your rooms can still be an option. You just need to make sure your home has adequate heating, and getting, and installing floor heating might fit quite nicely with this. Otherwise, you should keep rugs covering your rooms that have ceramic tile flooring.
Vinyl: Like laminate vinyl is an affordable flooring option and comes in a variety of designs. Vinyl is more scratch resistant than laminate but can be harder to clean, especially if the vinyl has a complex texture.
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.
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