When you’re remodeling your kitchen, you have a lot of choices to make, and those choices aren’t cheap. You want to get the best value for your money, but you also want to stay within your budget. When it comes to selecting a floor type for your kitchen, it can be one of the toughest decisions to make. You have to factor in everything from price to practicality to style.
Wooden flooring is available in many different types of wood and different types of construction. There are solid wooden floors in both softwoods and hardwoods in the form of long, narrow boards or planks, or smaller pieces used in, for example, parquet floors. Solid wooden floors are usually nailed or screwed to the sub-floor. There are also engineered wooden floors that consist of several layers glued together with the top layer only being solid wood. These are most often installed as a floating floor above a series of joists. […]
Flooring tiles come in many different materials, styles and uses. This article will break down the basic definition, and uses of those tiles most popular in today’s home renovations.
What are Ceramic tiles? Ceramic tiles aremade from clay fired in a kiln. A coloured glaze is added, and the tile is fired again, making the colours that have been applied come alive in vivid variations. Ceramic tiles can be slippery, so they are usually treated with an abrasive if they are to be used as floor tiles. Unglazed ceramic tiles, called quarry tiles, are also available. They stain easily, so they should be sealed for use as flooring. Remember that slick surface tiles are not ideal in places like the bathroom, pool changing rooms, or anywhere water may collect. […]