Shelly Logan. Floor. December 29th , 2017.
Americans believed that technological advances helped win the Second World War and launch was was to become known as the Space Age. Innovative designs such as the all electric home were supposed to make housework a thing of the past. Realizing the dream of space travel was on the horizon as well and home owners wanted a housing style that was reflective of the new modern era. Synthesized versions of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style ranch house floor plan became very popular in more well to do areas.
Ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to water and sudden extreme changes in temperature. They are durable and long lasting - and this is why ceramic tile flooring has been used in kitchens and bathrooms with great success. They are attractive - if you choose the right kind of tiles - and can be found in themes and colors to suit your home. However, ceramic tiles do not make a smooth one-piece flooring that your child’s play scooter wheels can roll across safely - or a non-slippery surface that your toddler can learn to take his or her first steps on. Neither are they extremely cost-effective when it comes to flooring your entire house with them. However, if you live in areas where your house might be open to rain - or moisture - then ceramic tiles would be a good idea because they are far better at resisting moisture and temperature changes than any other kind of flooring.
Tile flooring is very easy upkeep. In most cases all you simply do for clean up is, mop it. In today’s choices, you will no longer have to wax the tiles to keep them shiny. The newer tiles have a protective shiny coat to them already so there is no need for waxing. You can get tile choices to match just about any decor look you are after. You can find marble looking tiles with agate inlay added to them or you can find a rock look tile or brick look tile that looks authentic. Tile flooring has come a long way, and you will find that the tiles come in many different sizes. You can get smaller looking tiles to larger ten to twelve inch tiles or even larger if you like. You can special order just about any tile flooring to be cut the size you would like if it doesn’t already come in the cut size you would like.
It is also a good idea to keep a list of things that you don’t like; things you may have seen in a magazine or noted when visiting other log homes. Some of the most frequent complaints one hears about log homes, especially older models, is the lack of storage space and small closets or bathrooms. This is most often the result of poor planning or not taking into consideration the diameter of log walls and the lack of attics in most log homes. Refer to your list when discussing details with your designer and remember that in most cases you cannot build a closet or a bathroom that is too large.
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