Shawna Pickett. Floor. November 18th , 2017.
For plywood subfloors, be sure that the wood is at least 1 and 1/8 inches thick and is supported by an equally strong underlayment. Otherwise, your ceramic tiles will dislodge easily, or worse, break and need replacing. Concrete floors are the most ideal subfloor surface to work with. But before you can start installing ceramic tile flooring over it, it must be cleaned thoroughly. For dust and other debris, sweep and then mop your concrete subfloor surface, and allow it to dry completely. Smooth concrete surfaces must be rough sanded just like vinyl floors to allow the tiling mortar some grip.
Installing ceramic tile floors is not as hard as it looks. With a little knowledge and an easy step-by-step guide on how to do it, you can already be tiling your way to your dream floor. Here are some basic ceramic tiling tips you can chew on when you plan on installing ceramic tile floors at your home. Knowing the kind of subfloor you’ll be installing ceramic tile flooring over is important. There are three main types of subfloors you might encounter: Vinyl, plywood, and concrete floors. Installing ceramic tile flooring directly to your vinyl or linoleum subfloor surfaces is greatly discouraged. One, it may contain asbestos fibers; and two, vinyl flooring is not a solid as good ol’ concrete flooring. When installing ceramic tile on vinyl, experts would recommend rough-sanding, or scarifying, the vinyl floor surface first so your tiling mortar has good grip to set on.
Steam is a powerful cleaning force that penetrates deep into tiles and grout to remove dirt and grime from within. Dry steam generated by the best tile cleaning machines is about 200 percent more dense than the steam produced by conventional floor cleaner equipment. The boiler in a tile and grout cleaner must not feature any kind of scale or mineral deposits. This is integral to the proper functioning of effective tile steam cleaners. For this reason, newer versions of hard surface cleaners available from reputed suppliers come with self-cleaning boilers that stay automatically protected from scale buildup. Self-cleaning boilers remain functioning well for years, thereby extending the life span of tile cleaning machines.
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.
Blue prints of a real estate property can be transformed into 3D or interactive floor plans. Property owners who are willing to design their own engineering plans often look to use architectural design software for 3D or interactive floor plans. 3D architectural plans are illustrations/layout of a property. It is created from the basic blue prints of the building which is further edited to add electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, windows, doors, furniture etc. This gives a complete overview of the home and the elimination of unused space. 3D home or office plans are a good way of understanding the space around the property and representing the correct measurement of doors and windows for proper ventilation. Precisely speaking, the 3D and interactive floor plans become the final step before the erection of the structure. However, it is difficult to create 3D and interactive plans for reconstruction of a property. Areas of the older plan need to be studied carefully and changed based on the requirements. Plans of existing structure are used and the preferred changes are done with no compromise in the structural reliability of the building. Engineering services also helps in making use of the space to add an extra room to the existing structure.
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