Friday, October 20, 2017

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Nowadays, there is a broad range of flooring choices when remodeling your kitchen. In this post, you will learn some of them:

Flooring options

Carpet

Carpeting is quite unpopular as kitchen flooring. However, there are certain carpet tiles, which are stain resistant. Moreover, a spill/stain on a tile can be washed easily, replaced, removed, or dried.t3wdfc7ed8i29l20p2

Ceramic tiles

They are available in porcelain, cement, machine-made glazed, or terracotta. You will find that machine-made glazed ceramic tiles are fairly strong and easy to clean. You should note that porcelain is quite strong and it is resistant to liquids. Also, it is easy to care for as it requires only basic cleaning.

On the other hand, terracotta ceramic tiles are either machine-made or hand-made. They have the beautiful appearance but not strong as their counterparts. They need sealing at least once a year. You will realize that cement tiles are quite strong and appear like a tile or stone. The good thing about them is that they require minimal care and maintenance. However, it is very cold for the feet.

Concrete

This flooring is colored on the surface or in the mix with powdered color hardener. It also requires sealing at least once a year. After sealing is complete, it is easy to clean and stain resistant.

Cork

This is obtained from tree bark. It is quiet, comfortable, easy to clean, and very soft. Moreover, it is spill, dent, fire, scratch, insect, and temperature resistant. The fact that it is hypoallergenic means that it is ideal for people suffering from different allergies. It has a urethane finish, which ought to be reapplied and sanded down annually. The good thing about this tree is that their bark is harvested after every nine years.

Laminate

t2g3wefcve8fdj89k22This is also known as synthetic hardwood flooring. It is made of melamine, fiberboard, resin, or paper layer. It is really good looking. Also, it is more resistant to stains, moisture, and warp as compared to wood. It does not require sanding, waxing, or sealing. When coated with aluminum oxide, it becomes even tougher. Appropriate underlayment ought to be installed otherwise it will sound hollow or noisy when you walk across.

Stone

There are manufactured and natural stone. The good thing about stone is that it is strong and durable. Natural stone is made of slate, marble, or granite. Granite does not have to be sealed but slate and marble must.…

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