Floor. Sunday , December 17th , 2017 - 14:07:45 PM
In past days, when you thought of tile used on floors, you thought foyers and entryways. You thought expensive and rich and famous. You may have thought bathrooms and kitchens, but today the tiles have become so beautiful that tile flooring can be used in many different settings or options. Tiles used to come pretty much in plain colors. You would find them on counter tops or back splashes or inside showers, but today they have drastically changed and the possibilities for all kinds of designs and layouts are available for just about any floor you may want to cover. This article will talk about some of the different uses and types of tile flooring available.
Braided rugs are a great addition to any home that wants a comfortable feel but not too formal looking. Braided rugs are self explanatory, it’s three strips of fabric braided together and then woven into a pattern, usually circular. For an oval rug the center braid should be one inch longer than the width-length in feet. Braided rugs are extremely sturdy, long wearing, comfortable to walk on and are usually easy to care for. A glance in any department store catalog will give you several options to choose from. Some require professional cleaning, others are spot clean, others require spills be sponged up quickly. Today’s rugs are usually reversible so you get double life out of them. When one side is stained too badly or starts looking rough, just turn it over.
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.
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