An Overview On Kitchen Flooring

October 14, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Kitchen FlooringKitchen is perhaps the only room in your house that is renovated many times during a year because it is the most used room in your house. If you want to change the look of your kitchen then you can think about getting the kitchen floor upgraded. Nowadays, a variety of options are available from which any kitchen flooring material can be utilized in your kitchen. But before selecting any kitchen flooring material, you must keep certain things in mind like your budget, durability and look of the material and the maintenance requirements of the material.

Kitchen floor must provide safety to your family members and you by having anti-skid and anti-slip qualities. The floor should not be hard and should not hurt your feet. Kitchen flooring material has to compliment the overall kitchen décor. You work with so many things while cooking, so you might drop things on the kitchen floor. Therefore the kitchen floor has to be resistant to stains. It also has to be water-resistant.

Here is a list of certain kitchen flooring options:
Linoleum Flooring: This flooring material looks classy and is extremely durable. It is an eco-friendly option and can be maintained very expediently.

Vinyl Flooring: It is the most widely used flooring material and is durable and resilient. Vinyl flooring is available in different patterns, textures and colors.

Stone Flooring: You can install floors made out of granite, slate, limestone etc and be assured that they will last for long periods of time and enhance the overall look of your kitchen.

Wooden Flooring: This is perhaps the most expensive flooring option because the maintenance requirements of wooden flooring are very high. However, this type of flooring looks very elegant.

Concrete flooring, ceramic tile flooring, cork flooring, laminate flooring, brick flooring etc are some other well-known kitchen flooring options.

The many advantages of bamboo flooring

June 26, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

bamboo flooring, flooringBamboo flooring is largely popular today and for all the good reasons. Bamboo takes little time to regrow and is found in abundance especially in the oriental countries. It’s always a good eco-friendly option given its fast renewal which is much quicker than timber.

Bamboo flooring is unique as well and you will find the bamboo planks in a versatile spread of shades as well as finishes. It’s perfect for your trendy home and thanks to the versatility of colors and finishes, you are sure to find the most suitable one matching up with your room color.

Another important part is that the bamboo planks are easy to install. You can install it yourself only with your basic DIY skills, saving hugely on professional installation expenses. Then, bamboo flooring is easy to maintain. You would just need a regular vacuum and a bamboo compatible cleaning agent while mopping the floor.

Wax your wooden flooring yourself

July 16, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Tips to wax wooden flooring, flooringDo you want to know about the procedures of waxing your wooden flooring? Well then go through his article and know about the process with great details. First of all you should make sure that there is no dirt, moisture on the wooden floor and hence you should vacuum clean and mop perfectly to remove all of them from your wooden floor. Before placing the wax layer you should let the floor dry completely.
The wax layer should be thin and not opaque. After placing the layer you should wait for one and half hours so that it dries up. Once the first coat of wax layer is dry then you can apply the second layer as the wood will soak the wax layers slowly.

Once you are done with it then you can use rotary polisher to get shine on your wood flooring. Regular wiping is also necessary for the shining of your wooden flooring.

Advantages of using pre fabricated sheets

March 12, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

If you are planning to give your home a new roof, it is advisable that you go in for prefabricated sheets to construct the roof. The best thing about these sheets is that you can use them for simple roof designs as well as the more elaborate ones. It makes installing over large areas a lot easier and it also reduces the number of welding operations that are required for the job. You can get the prefabricated sheets of your nearby hardware stores.

So, do you want to know about the important benefits of prefabricated sheets? Here are they. Firstly, the prefabricated sheets offer the benefits of significant membrane saving. Secondly, it saves a lot of labor as well. Thirdly, there is no penetration in the membrane. Fourthly, usually no adhesives are required for installing the prefabricated sheets and lastly you can get them in all different sizes. Without so many benefits, it is not surprising that prefabricated sheets are widely used.

The appropriate Tiles for bathroom’s flooring

April 01, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Are you redoing and remodeling your bathroom? Well, bathroom is the place where you relax after a hard day’s work and therefore you have to make sure that you do up your bathroom well. And this is the reason why, it is important that you choose the best tiles for your bathroom.

Ceramic tiles are pretty popular choices for bathrooms and powder rooms. Ceramic tiles are damp resistant and are extremely durable. They are budget friendly and you can get them in a wide array of colors. If you want to give your bathroom a luxurious look, heated tiles is a great choice. These tiles are installed by securing an electric heating pad beneath the tiles. The pad is linked to an electric outlet and you can turn it on and off according to your needs.

If you want to give your bathroom a spa feeling, go in for the glass tiles. These tiles are small and create a translucent feeling in the bathrooms. You can choose three-four complimentary colored tiles and install them in a nice pattern.

Different Techniques for replacing the tile grout

January 16, 2011  //  Posted by: viewmybuild  //  Category: Flooring, Home Care

Inspecting the Damage

Before removing old grout ensure that the underlying tile is not damaged by tapping carefully on the tiles in several places. All the tiles would have to be replaced if you hear a hollow thud.

Cleaning

A solution of 1-part vinegar to 1-part water should be used to clean the area where the damaged grout is located.

Removing Old or Damaged Grout

Grout saws should be used to loosen and remove old grout. A small lever-type can opener with a pointed end can also be used to decrease the chances of damage to the tile.

Removing Grout from Corners

A utility knife or screwdriver should be used in removing grout from corners around bathtubs and kitchen tubs.
Grout Getters

Grout getter is a special tool having a triangle-shaped carbide or diamond blade for removing grout. The point of the blade is placed on the grout and the tool is moved forwards.

Repairing the Old Grout

January 16, 2011  //  Posted by: viewmybuild  //  Category: Flooring, Home Care

Old grout should be removed and repaired sooner for preserving the tile.

Instructions

1. The old grout should be removed using a grout saw running the saw back and forth over the grout line to break up all of the old grout.

2. The tile joints should be vacuumed out to remove all of the dust and broken-up grout. The joint should be wiped with a dry towel to remove the remaining grout.

3. The grout should be mixed in a small bucket according to the instructions on the packet.

4. A plastic putty knife should be used to scoop out and push the grout down into the grout joint.

5. A rubber grout float should be run back and forth over the joint and pressure should be applied to make sure that the grout gets packed into the joints.

6. A damp sponge should be used to wipe out excess grout and the grout should be allowed to dry.

Grouting the Ceramic Tiles

January 16, 2011  //  Posted by: viewmybuild  //  Category: Flooring

Instructions

1. The dry grout powder and water should be mixed and stirred with a trowel in a clean bucket.

2. Any spacers you had placed between the tiles should be removed and cleaned away. A vacuum cleaner hose attachment can be used to remove all the grit.

3. The grout should be pushed into the space between the tiles, with your grout float, taking care that no air pockets are left. It should be applied to every side of the tile and any excess should be removed using your grout float.

4. Excess water should be squeezed out of your sponge and any grout should be wiped off that is higher than the grout space between your tiles.

5. The grout should be applied to the next section, while the previous section is allowed to dry and set up. The whole job is allowed to set up overnight. The job is finished by wiping down the tiles using a micro fiber cloth.