Do you want to replace the flooring in your home? It is quite difficult to make up your mind on a particular floor type. Perhaps it is more appropriate ceramic flooring or maybe hardwood flooring lends itself better in the overall appearance of your home. What to choose parquet or laminate? These are the most common questions that we ask ourselves in these situations.
Ceramic Tile Floors
Not long ago, there was a general tendency to install ceramic floor, everywhere, rooms, hallways, bathrooms, kitchens, stairs, etc. It is understandable; ceramic tile flooring is easy to maintain and it can be find in a huge variety of designs, sizes and colors that can suit any decorating style. Although, ceramic tile has many qualities, today, this idea was dropped due to its cold and austere appearance totally inappropriate for certain areas.
In other words, this kind of floor is perfect for your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, mud room and entrance hall. In contrast, a warm flooring is preferable for living areas and bedrooms is preferably that can also harmonize with the furniture and other accessories.
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Choosing the Right Tiles
Ceramic tiles are chosen depending on the style or pattern you want for your bathrooms, kitchen or hallways. However, the tile colours should match with colors of the furniture or cabinets. If you want a cheerful and youthful room give free rein to your imagination. You can ceramic tiles in warm colors or with flowers, butterflies and other models.
You can choose ceramic baseboards that match with the flooring. However, you can board both walls and the floor. You can also create wall patterns that begin and continue on the floor.
An ideal and great option is a ceramic tile flooring in two nuances such as: green-orange, black and white, black and red and the list goes on.
When it comes to the tile size, you have to be very careful. Their size and shape contribute decisively to the big picture.
If you opt for rectangular tiles, then you should them horizontally or vertically on the walls, and your room will look wider and higher. It is recommended that square tiles to be installed at 90 degrees (perpendicular to the wall). If the wall tiles are smaller than the floor tiles, it is a good idea install a 45-degree diagonal on the room walls.
Solid wood flooring or engineering wood flooring fits well in bedrooms, living rooms, hallways or office. Choose a color to match the surrounding walls of the room, and in accordance with the furniture. There are many types of flooring, some hardwood such as birch, maple, oak, beech, ash, etc. Others are softwood such as pine, cherry, walnut and so on. Some of them can change their color over time (as cherry) and others deteriorate rapidly in contact with moisture . Parquet boards come in different sizes. Wide boards are recommended were the premises are generous and of course boards with modest size plates fit in smaller enclosures. In addition, hardwood floors, treated and maintained properly, can last a very long time. Maintaining wooden floors is easy, you just need to avoid wearing heeled shoes, and avoid scratching them. DO NOT use water to wash with them. Use only wood cleaners on specific basis.
Wooden floors are one of the most sustainable and healthier types of flooring.