Lizzie Ryan. Floor. November 09th , 2017.
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.
The value inherent in unfinished wood is a major reason that a large number of contractors opt for using it on the jobs they contract. The price is significantly better than the cost of pre-finished planks. As you can see this is another perk you get for choosing this style of flooring. This cost saving can then be passed on to the customer or end consumer if you so choose or it can go toward increasing the bottom line. Another option is for the contractor to offer custom design services to the client based upon the reduced initial cost savings. Either way it is a win-win for both the contractor and the customer when the cost savings is passed along. By creating a unique custom floor, it acts as a life size advertisement for the contractor’s services, as well as, creating an amazing feature to any home. Every person that is awed by the fantastic flooring finish is another potential customer for the contractor you used. Choosing unfinished oak hardwood flooring is definitely a design choice worth considering for your home. Not only will your friends and guests be amazed and envious of your style choices, but your wallet will thank you for the much lighter burden you placed upon it. A custom floor at a reduced price is contractor and customer’s dream come true. So start looking around so that you can find your dram flooring.
It is also a good idea to keep a list of things that you don’t like; things you may have seen in a magazine or noted when visiting other log homes. Some of the most frequent complaints one hears about log homes, especially older models, is the lack of storage space and small closets or bathrooms. This is most often the result of poor planning or not taking into consideration the diameter of log walls and the lack of attics in most log homes. Refer to your list when discussing details with your designer and remember that in most cases you cannot build a closet or a bathroom that is too large.
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.
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.
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