The demand for concrete polishing among homebuilders and owners alike is increasing very rapidly. Proof of this is that more commercial establishments resort to using this new technology compared to what we are used to before. Conventional floor finishes are still popular for manufacturers tend to keep up by producing new designs and improving their products.
An example of a floor finish that is conventional is the ceramic tile. A ceramic tile is a material that differs from polished concrete because of its characteristics. When installing polished concrete, one can see that it is smooth and even while ceramic tile usually presents itself in grid-like patterns.
One specific characteristic of polished concrete and probably the best is its capability to withstand pressure because of its strength. In concrete polishing, certain procedures and methods must be met in order to create a hardened and compact flooring. With this, the consumer will enjoy a floor that is non-porous and stainresistant because of …
Designer Parkett Tiles: Best For Homes And Offices
With the use of Parkett tiles, one can easily enhance the look of the home. The Parkett tiles give a designer look to place where it is installed and are easy to maintain.
If you want to add a complete new look to your home flooring or redecorate your house, nothing can be better than going for Parkett wooden flooring. It would certainly transform the way your floors looked earlier as the Parkett hardwood flooring exhibits a completely different look from the usual types of hardwood. It is an interesting fact to know that the flooring had originally made up of a number of small exotic wood pieces that are arranged in unique geometric patterns.
Era Of Modern Flooring
The modern Parkett floorings today comprise of solid wood tiles set in patterns that are much easier to install. Generally, you would find Parkett flooring in the market at a very cheap and …
Typically when people think of hardwood flooring, they picture plank or tongue and groove style flooring wide or narrow boards laid out end to end across a room. There is another type of hardwood flooring, with a long history that most people would be surprised to hear about. It is called end grain wood block flooring. To get a sense of what it looks like, picture wood tiles made from cross cut squares of wood that show off the wood grain as a cross section and not sawn with the grain like plank flooring.
There are two main benefits to creating flooring in this style.
First, it looks great End grain wood blocks show of the grain of the wood, which of course is exactly what makes wood interesting and beautiful in the first place. Wood cut across the grain as opposed to with it, displays the grain of wood in new ways. For example, White Oak displays an incredible …
New innovations have eased the troubles linked with expensive flooring solutions. Modern technology has offered various alternatives, for example laminate flooring that gives the impression of hardwood flooring, but without the expense and demanding maintenance. This durable flooring boasts of warmth and character. Tougher than most other solid timber floors Laminate flooring exhibits excellent resistance to wear and tear. Besides, it is no less in aesthetics compared to the floors crafted from the most authentic woods. The following section introduces you with the merits of Laminate Flooring.
Laminate flooring is relatively cheaper compared to other flooring options like wood flooring, carpet, vinyl and ceramic tiles. It will also benefit your wallet as it does not need replacement for many years.
The durable melamine plastic wear layer of laminate flooring is resistant to scratching, wear, staining and cigarette burns. Advanced protection finish infused with aluminum crystals provides surface protection.
Easy To Clean
The top layer of laminate flooring doesnt …
As exotic hardwood floors continue to gain in popularity, Amendoim is sprouting up as a popular hardwood flooring option. But what is it exactly, and where does it come from?
Amendoim is commonly referred to as Brazilian Oak, although another species, Tauari, is also called Brazilian Oak, which has lead to a great deal of confusion among the flooring industry. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, and is also used to make fine furniture because it sands and shapes very well compared to other hardwoods.
Much like Brazilian Cherry, Amendoim has a reddish hue, but it has a more golden cast, particularly the sapwood. Amendoim Hardwood Floors have more swirls and rings than seen with Brazilian Cherry, but much like its sister specie, its soft brush strokes look as though they were painted on with watercolor. It will darken with sunlight, also like Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors, but its a much more subtle difference.
Also like Brazilian Cherry …
Bigger is sometimes better”, says Rick Duran, Installation Manager at Express Flooring.
A larger floor tile, such as a 24″x24″, 20″x20″and 18″x18″ can actually play tricks on the human eye. Installing larger floor tiles as opposed to traditional 13″ and 12″ will create the appearance of a larger floor. “The grout lines play tricks on the human eye. More grout lines make an area look smaller. Less grout lines make areas look larger”, says Duran. Larger tile installed not only reduces the number of grout lines, but also reduces cleaning and maintenance. With less grout lines comes less areas to keep clean, less areas to stain and less areas to maintain over the life of the floor.
Often customers are reluctant to install larger floor tiles in smaller areas such as bathrooms, pantry closets and laundry rooms. “Fear no more”, says Duran. Putting a larger tile in those smaller areas looks better too, once again actually making those smaller areas …