Norma Oneil Floor, 2017-07-31 02:06:51. 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.
berkah Floor, 2017-07-31 21:56:23. You also have ceramic tiles. This kind of tile is the inexpensive way to achieve the look of granite or marble floors. They can give the effect of having water on your floors that’s oh so dramatic. Another kind of tile you can use as flooring is metal tile. These are either industrial gratings or stainless steel. If you want your floor to have the look of brass, bronze or steel, this is the one to go for. You can mix and match this tile with other kinds of tiles to accent the floor and create a point of interest in the room. One of the most traditional flooring ideas to go for is using terracotta tiles. You can get a handcrafted look for your floors with this kind of tile. You can use it in the regular square shape or get ones in octagon shapes, etc. Put a picture on your floors with mosaic tiles. You can make a pattern or lay them out randomly for a unique design. Lastly, you’ve got glass tiles. These can be used as tile flooring ideas to give a quality finished look to any room.
Norma Oneil Floor, 2017-07-31 03:33:54. By and large, almost any residential floor plan can be adapted to a log home, but there are substantial differences and considerations that need to be addressed. One such example is that of room dimensions as they relate to the diameter of the logs you will be utilizing. A custom handcrafted home made from 20\" diameter logs will have a different footprint than one requiring 6\" milled logs. If this is the first time you will be dealing with a log home manufacturer or architect, make sure you are comparing ’apples to apples’ when discussing interior dimensions. If you want a room to be 14’ wide, make certain that your designer knows that you want the interior of the room to have 14’ of open clearance and not measured from the center of the corresponding logs. Using the example above, your 14’ room could shrink to 12’ if such presumptions are not understood.
Mindy Barnes Floor, 2017-09-14 20:27:43. The use of Carrara Tile allows you to decorate a part of the floor or the whole floor depending on the way you want it to be. These tiles are available in different slab sizes and you can always opt for only the amount that you need for the floor. In this manner you can ensure that the beauty of the interiors of the house goes uncompromised on and also you get to have your yearly budget straight without a lot of expenditure being added to it. The use of marble tiles to enhance the decor of the house has been a long tradition and it never fails.
Lizzie Ryan Floor, 2017-09-15 12:12:56. 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.
Shelly Logan Floor, 2017-09-13 06:44:22. 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.
Mindy Barnes Floor, 2017-09-14 13:52:02. Then again, you may look at various new home floor plans and be able to customize your own. It is your home and you’re going to spend a lot of money on it, so it is only right that you can customize it the way you want it. Why would you want it any other way? It isn’t like you are buying a home that is already built and has been established for years. You are being given the opportunity to build your home from scratch and make it everything that you need it to be. You shouldn’t expect anything less. You can contact a company that has new home floor plans already drawn up for you to purchase. Basically what you are doing is buying the rights to them since the floor plans are their ideas. It may be somewhat pricey, but can be more affordable than having customized plans drawn up.
Francisca Sharp Floor, 2017-09-13 05:54:02. 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.
Dina Mayo Floor, 2017-09-13 21:13:43. 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.
Inez Humphrey Floor, 2017-09-12 06:48:15. 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.
Norma Oneil Floor, 2017-09-14 19:15:22. 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.
Bettye Calderon Floor, 2017-09-14 22:34:46. 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.
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