Norma Oneil Floor, 2018-01-20 20:02:04. Travertine is a natural stone tile that has increased in popularity. Travertine is a sedimentary rock that began as sandstone and has been used for years. In fact, the exterior of the Colosseum in Rome is built out of travertine. This type of tile comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so it can fit with any decor or design style. More recently, ceramic and porcelain tiles have been manufactured and used. Such tiles are often used in kitchens and bathrooms and can be used on walls as well as floors. Such tiles are specially designed and glazed to look good and last a long time. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are also easy to clean. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to meet any need.
Bettye Calderon Floor, 2017-09-14 22:34:46. Measure Everything. The next step of your ceramic tile flooring installation is the accurate measuring of your floor and your tiles. This is necessary for you to be able to calculate exactly how many tiles you will need. You must measure the length and width of the section of floor you are going to tile and also the length and width of each tile. Then you must calculate, using these numbers, exactly how many tiles you are going to use, which will depend on the orientation of each tile as you have decided to place it on the floor, as well. Then you must find the mid-points of the length and the width of the floor you want to carry out your ceramic tile flooring installation process on; connect these midpoints to form a plus across the floor space. The intersection of the two lines of the plus is the center of your floor space; it is here that you must begin your ceramic tile flooring installation.
Mindy Barnes Floor, 2017-09-14 20:27:43. As mentioned earlier, grout is a very porous surface. As a result, it can quickly get damaged if one uses high volumes of water during the cleaning process. To ensure superior cleaning results without using too much water, it would be best to switch to hard tile floor cleaners that generate dry steam. The low moisture content, as low as 5 percent, ensures effective cleaning of grout without posing any threat of damage to the grout surfaces. Tiled floors in kitchens, restaurants and food processing facilities generally feature high concentrations of germ and bacteria buildup. Scrubbing or the use of sanitizers may not always help eliminate germs. Thankfully, the hot steam generated by tile cleaners helps eliminate germs, mold, mildew, and bacteria from floors. Powerful anti-bacterial technologies in high-grade hard surface cleaners ensure the elimination of up to 99.99 percent of the most dangerous pathogens from tiled floors.
Francisca Sharp Floor, 2017-09-15 18:21:05. One of the best tips about using a basement for additional living space is to raise the ceiling. Adding an extra foot (or more) in the height of your basement ceiling is much less expensive than adding an additional floor or expanding the overall floor plan, and the added height will eliminate that closed-in feeling you get with so many basements. Adding or enlarging dormers is another way of capturing space from a second story or loft that is framed by a sloping roof line. You will be surprised how a well-positioned dormer can make a small loft appear much larger and provide vertical walls to accept seating, bookcases or tables that usually will not work with a conventional knee wall.
Mindy Barnes Floor, 2017-09-15 20:21:06. Installing Your Ceramic Flooring Tile Yourself. Installing ceramic tiled flooring is a relatively easy job. There are step by step instructional guides available online if you want to take this task upon yourself instead of hiring a handyman. The basics of installing your flooring are quite simple: the first and foremost thing you must do is measure the tiles and your floor accurately using accurate measuring tools. Then you must calculate, using these measurements of widths and lengths, exactly how many tiles you will need. Then you should mark the center of your floor by drawing lines through the mid-points of the width and the length of your floor; the intersection of these lines, of course, is the center of your floor. You must begin tiling from the center and proceed outwards. Use a tile adhesive or a thin set mortar to bond your tile to the sub-floor; you will need to apply pressure to each tile to let the adhesive work. Grout of the same shade as the tiles needs to be put in after the tiles have set. Each of these processes needs twenty-four hours to dry.
Inez Humphrey Floor, 2017-09-16 23:15:08. If you are looking to install new flooring, you want to make sure you choose a flooring material that is both durable and attractive. You have lots of choices for durable and attractive flooring materials, among them vinyl tiles. Many homeowners are choosing vinyl tiles flooring because they are long lasting, not to mention attractive. There are people who believe that if you go with this type of flooring, it will negatively affect the value of your home should you decide to sell your home and move. Chances are these people have never seen high quality vinyl tiles or if they have, the tiles were poorly installed. If it’s durable and attractive vinyl tiles you are after, it is important that they be installed the correct way.
Norma Oneil Floor, 2017-09-16 00:01:23. If you wish to have a carpet with long lasting life, then Berber carpet will also fulfill your desire. This type of carpet has harder surface because it is made up of loops. Moreover, it hides foot prints and vacuum marks which are additional advantages. Because of such characteristics, this carpet is very much popular in the market. While buying carpets confirm that they are without any sort of defect and are flawless. Furthermore, don’t forget to check out regarding their durability or warranties and find out whether there are return policies available that will help you a lot.
Lizzie Ryan Floor, 2017-09-15 12:12:56. Maintaining Your Ceramic Tile Flooring. Ceramic tiles are quite easy to maintain. They require very little effort to clean - but a mop and warm water must be used on them regularly to keep them looking fresh and bright. Now and then, a mild detergent solution can be used on your tiled flooring - and a little bit of scrubbing will help remove the odd stain. Your furniture legs should have felt pads on them to avoid scratching the tiles. If tiles are damaged, replace the entire tile with a new one that looks identical to your old tile, using the same process you used to install the tile.
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