Shelly Logan. Floor. August 09th , 2017.
For plywood subfloors, be sure that the wood is at least 1 and 1/8 inches thick and is supported by an equally strong underlayment. Otherwise, your ceramic tiles will dislodge easily, or worse, break and need replacing. Concrete floors are the most ideal subfloor surface to work with. But before you can start installing ceramic tile flooring over it, it must be cleaned thoroughly. For dust and other debris, sweep and then mop your concrete subfloor surface, and allow it to dry completely. Smooth concrete surfaces must be rough sanded just like vinyl floors to allow the tiling mortar some grip.
When you are looking at the flooring options available, make sure you do not just focus on this type of flooring. There are other flooring materials out there that you should look at before you make a decision. However, if you do decide you want this type of tiles for your new flooring, you will discover that you have plenty of choices here too in terms of styles, patterns, and colors. You are sure to find vinyl tiles that are going to match your home decor. Stone, concrete, wood, or terrazzo flooring tend to be expensive flooring materials. However, you can actually find vinyl tiles that resemble these flooring types after installation. Vinyl tiles are durable so you won’t have to worry about installing them in high traffic areas of your home. With this type of flooring, you can be sure that they are going to withstand any wear or tear, and they will continue to look as attractive as the day you installed them.
The ranch house floor plan is a shining example of the American Dream in its purest form. It was then, and remains today, the most widely built housing style ever seen in America. This house plan style had its heyday from 1949 to 1965 for several reasons. Prevailing loan programs of the day made getting a home loan with no money down easier than it ever had been in previous years. Soldiers returning from World War II wanted to settle down and begin raising families. With the demand for homes at an all time high, the simple form and lack of detail made the ranch house floor plan much faster to build than a stately Tudor style home. Formal foyers and spiral staircases were discarded and replaced by level entries and single story plans.
The same goes for the number of bathrooms that will be suitable for your home. Try to plan for at least two people to share each bathroom, and more can share if the bathroom is in an easily accessible part of the home. Reserve the master suite for the homeowner, and use the guest bathroom for other members of the family. Young children can easily share bathroom space, up to three or four children, without any serious issues developing until the teen years. Know the terminology that applies to your starter home. Do you know the difference between an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room? This is the type of information that can keep you from wasting time and effort as you search for the ideal floor plan for a starter home. Learn the names for amenities that are important to your family and make sure that the home you choose meets those needs.
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