Lizzie Ryan Floor, 2018-01-06 06:11:41. Glazed and Unglazed Tiles. Firstly, there are glazed and unglazed tiles; the glazed tiles can be cleaned very easily and do not stain as often as unglazed tiles. All you need to do is run a mop soaked in warm water with a mild detergent solution across them from time to time. The problem with glazed tiles is that they are very smooth and therefore can be quite slippery. This is dangerous, especially if the kitchen area is prone to water spillage or if there are young children in your home. To avoid this, you could choose unglazed tiles over glazed ones. Unglazed tiles will prevent the floor from being slippery and have an aesthetically pleasing textured surface. Then again, unglazed tiles will not be as durable as glazed ones - they will be relatively more prone to damage because they are not protected by that extra layer of glazing.
Shawna Pickett Floor, 2017-12-17 07:42:28. Pickling could be used to lighten up a floor. This process entails applying white paint to the grain of the hardwood. Most white paints could be used for this process. All you need to do is apply the paint in such a way as to let it sink into the grain of the hardwood. This is the only way to get the best results from this lightening process. A little more research will tell you more about this process.
Bettye Calderon Floor, 2017-12-18 09:59:48. The ranch house floor plan was the American Dream in a box from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. Sliding glass doors, kidney shaped swimming pools and back yard patios created a new informal way of entertaining guests. Though the ranch house floor plan was the embodiment of casual living, most homes of that era lacked architectural details that would make them memorable. By the 1970s, the ranch style house was replaced by the split level home with Colonial or English details. The 1980s saw a reversal of the ranch house floor plan formula that included showy front entries with grand staircases and vaulted ceilings while the back of the house was left almost naked. The only remains of the ranch house floor plan today are the open floor plans, great rooms and hearth kitchens and the current popular trend of an outdoor room. All leftovers from the original ranch style housing era.
Shawna Pickett Floor, 2017-12-16 20:21:05. 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.
Mindy Barnes Floor, 2017-12-17 13:15:24. They are great for rustic decorating when paired with rustic iron or timber furniture. Most of them are multi colored in a seemingly haphazard fashion, others are very uniform in pattern. Braided rugs are great for all areas and surfaces and are offered in assorted colors, styles and sizes. Braided rugs are traditionally found in oval shapes, but other shapes are available including square, rectangle and true circle. Long runners are also available. They’re very thick and thus very soft and cushiony under your feet. If the rug is made of natural fibers it may feel softer although those are generally more expensive also. The great news is that these rugs are tough. Their multi colored patterns hide a lot of wear and as long as you get one reasonably made it will last you a long time.
Shawna Pickett Floor, 2017-12-18 01:24:44. Install the Ceramic Tiles. Start with the center and move outwards with each ceramic tile. Use thin set mortar or tile adhesive to set the tiles, make sure that the bond between the tile and the sub-floor sets by applying pressure on each tile. After the tiles have set, complete the process by applying the grout. Remember that the grout must be of the same color as the tiles you have chosen. Remember that each step requires twenty-four hours to set and dry before allowing yourself to proceed to the next step of your ceramic tile flooring installation.
Shawna Pickett Floor, 2017-12-17 08:24:12. 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.
Dina Mayo Floor, 2017-12-17 13:47:51. Ceramic tile flooring is becoming increasingly popular these days. This kind of flooring has always been extremely popular for bathrooms and, to some extent, kitchens. Nowadays, some people are using ceramic tile flooring for their entire house - which might get a little cumbersome - especially if you don’t choose the right kind of tiles. The flooring of houses along beaches, however, can be done using ceramic tiles, because ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to water spillage and changes in temperature.
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