Bettye Calderon Floor, 2018-01-18 14:55:29. Prepare the Sub-Floor for the Tiling Process. After you are ready with your tools and before you begin tile flooring installation, you must first prepare the sub-floor for the ceramic tile flooring installation. This involves cleaning the sub-floor thoroughly and checking it for cracks. If you do find cracks, you must repair them. If any crack is too large to repair, that section of the floor must be replaced completely. If your floors are wooden make sure that they are supported well and are at least two inches thick so that they are able to withstand the weight of the tiles you are about to install on them. Once you have checked for cracks and cleaned all the debris off the sub-floor you are ready to begin with your ceramic tile flooring installation.
Mindy Barnes Floor, 2017-03-11 14:27:07. Many house builders will offer you the option of either choosing from a range of standard floor plans or designing your own space plan to use in the construction of your new home. Which is the best option for you? Your choice will depend on the range of floor plans offered and how specialised your needs happen to be. Many people prefer custom designed flooring as a matter of course, but the standard designs offered by house builders can be helpful to people who aren’t sure where to start or are looking for a more economical option.
Shawna Pickett Floor, 2017-03-10 20:04:21. 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.
Shawna Pickett Floor, 2017-03-10 12:01:09. 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.
Shawna Pickett Floor, 2017-03-09 03:22:04. If you are going to be building a new home and you haven’t decided on a floor plan, there are new plans that have been designed to help those achieve the home of their dreams. It can be difficult to come up with your own, but fortunately these new home floor plans that are available can make the process considerably easier for you. Yes, it is true that magazines and other publications can offer you great ideas for your home, but there are certainly more options than that available for you. You want to look at new home floor plans that will create a great habitat for those things that are important to you. You don’t want a home that is not going to fit you and everything you want to put in it. That is why you must study new home floor plans if you don’t create your own. These new home floor plans will present you with all of the ideas that you need to give your home that perfect layout.
Francisca Sharp Floor, 2017-03-09 17:21:46. Sometimes only small adjustments need to be made, a mere few feet, to move a desk from a negative zone to a positive zone, but we can’t know that without an accurate floor plan. Another piece of practical advice I routinely give clients are the yearly zones to be wary of in terms of remodeling or accidents. For example, in the year 2012, the direction of southeast will be very accident-prone. If I have a client who wants to remodel their kitchen in that location and that year, we might consider postponing it or doing some specific counter-measures to diffuse the volatility of that area. But if we aren’t working with an accurate floor plan, then we could misinterpret where a directional zone is within a house. All of these theories apply to commercial spaces as well.
Callie Trevino Floor, 2017-03-11 15:11:37. If developing an ideal floor plan for a starter home becomes too much of a challenge, consider having floor plans drafted and a home built. It can be a lot more costly, but it saves you the hassle of visiting home after home only to be disappointed when things are not what you were hoping for. This is a good option for those with very specific needs, and those who are very picky.
Lizzie Ryan Floor, 2017-03-08 16:22:44. You next need to consider how you will cut the tiles for corners, edges, or other special situations. Many hardware stores have tile cutters that you can use or rent for a day. Make sure you have proper training for safety purposes. Another consideration is the type of tiles you want to use. Read about the pluses and minuses of each type of material, and bring home samples to see if you like how they look and feel. Think about the size, pattern, and color of the tile(s) you will use. Make sure the tile is easy to maintain and clean and will fit well is the chosen space. With so many options, the hardest part may be narrowing your choices!
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