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This is where the use of natural stones like marble comes into play. These stones, just like wood, have the tendency to bring about the natural ambience within the house. In their polished forms, these stones provide the perfect backdrop for all kinds of decor. The color may depend on the user’s choice, but the use of white in natural stones beats all the other colors in terms of compatibility. The white background on the floor allows the use of any decor in the room. Consider the use of Victorian furniture carved out of wood and polished to perfection. What better place to put it in than on a Carrara White Marble floor that has got the impeccable looks of luxury and suave? The looks might remind you of the white backdrops of an art gallery. You can have paintings in the room or have the log furniture installed. There is something about the use of white marble that brings about a sense of clinical cleanliness and broad spaces in the room.
Once the floor is prepared and dried, you can start laying your ceramic tile flooring. It is best to lay the tile in pre-separated sections. Divide the floor into four sections. You can use grout as a line separator. Then, for each section, use a notched trowel to spread the mortar. Hold the trowel at a 45 degree angle so that it creates notches in the spread. This enables better holding when you set in the tile. Do not spread too much mortar at once. If the mortar dries before you can set the tile, you’ll have the additional problem of removing it. When you set the tile, only a light pressure is required. Depending on the thickness of your tile, you’ll have to press it into the mortar a short distance. Make sure that each tile is even with the next. Mortar will come up over the sides of the tile, but this can easily be wiped away. Avoid resting hands or arms on the tile you’ve set. It’s going to take a couple of hours before the mortar is completely dry. Grout the ceramic tile flooring, and wipe off any grout that gets on the tile.
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.
Once you have your tile, you can pre-cut tiles that will be placed at the edges of the floor if the tile is too large. This means you should do some measuring first. You can also cut the tile while you’re laying it, but then you have to be sure you haven’t laid down the mortar until you’ve made the necessary cuts. Mortar that is only partially dried might not bond with the tile when you set it. You can use a wet ceramic saw or a utility knife to do the cutting. Which you use depends on the thickness of your ceramic tile flooring.
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