All types of buildings need to have a flooring solution. This can be from concrete blocks in a parking lot, to marble floors from Italy, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tiles, vinyl and a long time favorite, carpets and the newer carpet tiles.
Each room in a house has a different set of requirements, depending on the use. The bedroom and the kitchen have completely different usages and this should be reflected on the type of flooring you decide to place there. The decision of using a carpet in any particular room should follow this initial definition.
Carpet, whether for home or commercial use, has some specific differences compared to the other types of hard floors:
1. Carpet tiles and the traditional wall to wall carpet are soft to the touch (feet or otherwise). A hard floor, as the word implies, is not and this does make a difference in the home. For all those thousands of people who enjoy walking barefoot …
Have you got stone, tile or hard wood flooring in your home? No surprise. For the last century almost every home had one of these types of flooring. But in the last couple of decades advancing technology and new innovations have brought a wider range of materials to homeowners, giving them a variety to choose from for their flooring needs. Newer to the DIY flooring market is a contender who is becoming increasingly more popular. Which one you ask? Cork. Yep, thats right! The wine stopper is now reintroducing its stint as a floor covering.
Wondering what it is about cork flooring that is causing the buzz? There are several reasons. Cork flooring is affordable, durable, easy to maintain and versatile. In addition to all of this, cork flooring is also environmentally friendly, which is something that most other flooring cannot boast of.
Cork is derived from the bark off the cork oak tree. The bark is first peeled off …
Restoring your natural stone flooring might seem to be a difficult task, but it is something that you can do yourself. Ceramica and Stone have over four generations of expertise in natural stone flooring, and explain why restoring your stone floors is important, and how to go about it yourself.
Why is it Important to Restore Your Stone Flooring?
Natural stone flooring is an elegant addition to any home. With the variety of colours, textures and different types of stone available, natural stone is extremely versatile and can be used in all domestic and commercial applications. After many years of use, it is likely that your stone flooring will need to be restored back to its former lustre. As natural stone is porous, it can be damaged easily by liquids such as cleaning products, and acidic solutions like orange juice or vinegar can damage and stain the surface. High-traffic areas, such as entrance halls, can become significantly worn, dull and …