Posts Tagged ‘Traffic Areas’
You’re a full time working mom with a busy career plus household chores, kids and homework to worry about every day. After a busy day at the office and home, the only thing you want to do is collapse on your coach or bed. Unfortunately, you are usually faced with the job of cleaning tile floors at the end of the night. You can lessen the time and effort you put into cleaning tile floors by taking preemptive measures and following some resourceful cleaning tips.
The first step to avoid getting dirt on your tiles in the first place is by providing floor and door mats at strategic locations. Place the mats or rugs in high traffic areas of your home like the front or back entrance. Runner rugs in hallways are also good. Mats and rugs don’t need to be cleaned every day. A soiled mat isn’t as bad to look at as stained and muddy tiles. Moisture and dirt on your tiles can also cause mold buildup and damage to the tile and grout. The mats can capture the dirt before they get to the tiles. Read the rest of this entry »
Carpet is an essential element when you want to make flooring decor. Many people don’t care about flooring maintenance and they don’t know how to make it looks great. Don’t worry about that, because we will share some tips for flooring solutions. Here are our flooring tips :
- First step when you will use a carpet, you must apply perfect padding for your carpet. You can buy padding which made from foam or rubber materials. Perfect padding will help you to control temperature of your house and it will absorb sound of your house too. Your perfect padding will protect your carpet material, then you can use your carpet in long time. Read the rest of this entry »
More and more people are recognizing that travertine is a highly attractive stone that can benefit the home in many ways when used. Some homeowners, however, are set on using this stone somewhere in their renovation project but have no idea where to start. This list comprises some of top ways that you can include travertine in your home:
Bathroom: Your bathroom will be the ultimate in luxury bathing when you include travertine tiles. Lay them on the floor, as the basin splash back, in the shower stall and even around the bathtub
Driveway: As travertine is such a durable material, it is perfectly suited for driveways that are forced to bear the brunt of heavy vehicles driving on them every day. It will also resist absorbing stains (including oil) straight away, giving you the chance to clean them off. Read the rest of this entry »
It is quite common to only notice your flooring when it is first installed and then never really think of it until it starts to look worn, ashen, cracked, and stained. There are several natural elements, accidents and occurrences that can cause damage to your home or office flooring. Spilled drinks and shoe or nail polish are common floor staining culprits. The flux of foot traffic throughout a space — particularly through high traffic areas — can cause a lot of wear and tear to the flooring near the doorways and around the placement of furnishings. It can grow extremely unattractive as time goes on. Read the rest of this entry »
Rooms for dining in a residence vary depending on the dining habits of the occupants. The eating areas may be a cozy alcove or it could be a breakfast nook that is open to the kitchen. In other cases, the dining room may be a large and formal space. You are subject to find at least one of these spaces in the average home. Larger homes may contain dining facilities in all of these areas.
If family gatherings and diner parties are a big part of your activities, then a large dining room is very much in your interest. If you are building a large home, this shouldn’t be much of an issue in terms of creating a large space for this purpose. However, for those of us who will reside in a small to midsize home, this can present a challenge. One way to get around this problem is to create an open floor plan design where the dining facilities (dining table to be exact) can be expanded in an almost unlimited manner into the living area. There is little advantage in having an expandable table if you haven’t the room to utilize it. Read the rest of this entry »
For a unique look in flooring, with many additional benefits, the popularity of bamboo flooring in on the rise.
Most bamboo flooring is imported to North America from China where there is an abundance of this fast growing plant. Bamboo is actually a grass, even though most peoplke think of it as a tree.
Due to the fact that bamboo can reach maturity in as little as four years, it has become an excellent product to use for flooring.
It has many of the features of hardwood floors, with its durablilty and warmth, yet is more cost effective. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to deciding on a flooring purchase the choices are staggering. There are carpets, hardwoods, vinyl, laminate and ceramic. The choice of flooring should be decided by room and use.
A lot of homes are carpeted. Carpeting eludes a warmth and softness that other floors don’t. Some like the feel of carpeting underfoot. One of the first things to consider when purchasing a carpet is how much traffic will it receive? If you have a high traffic area, then nylon would be a good choice due to it’s durability. A carpet of Olefin would also be a good choice for heavy traffic areas as it is strong and easy to clean. Polyester is also excellent in high traffic areas as it is easy to clean and resists water based stains. Another consideration would be the density of the carpet. You want a high number of fibers per square inch. The next consideration would be color and/or pattern of carpeting. Light carpeting colors create a spacious effect, making a room seem larger. Light color carpets of course show soil much more easily than dark. However, most stain and soil treatments put on carpeting today do help to prevent this problem. Dark or dull carpet colors will absorb light giving the room what some call a “cozy” feeling. Rugs with patterns will make a space seem smaller. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for something novel for your modern kitchen or renovation? consider the practical beauty of handcrafted mosaics for a unique touch. Mosaic medallions site in your backsplash, walls, tabletops or floors offer the beauty of one-of-kind handcrafted works of art, and the practicality of wipe-clean surfaces.
Mosaic medallions reach in a wide variety of sizes, colours, patterns and motifs, top-notch for almost every kitchen perform from sleek ultra-modern to warm classic designs. Mosaics can be made from a variety of material, including marble, slate, glass or combinations of materials. By nature, mosaics are aloof of many, many pieces of these material fashioned into unlimited patterns and designs. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people choose to resolve hardwood flooring, mainly due to the fact that it gives an extremely obsolete appearance and can really add to the beauty of any room. However it can be difficult to decide from some of the many different wood flooring styles, mainly because some of them may be too shadowy for certain types of decoration. In this case one thing that can be worth considering is white oak hardwood flooring. This type of flooring has several appearances and colors, with the shades varying from gloomy brown stunning up to a light tan, giving you a wide range of colors that will fit in with almost any decoration you care to name, including passe decorations of shadowy wood, or the more modern type such as kitchen furniture in pine wood and other light colored wood.
This is a hardwood that is made for heavy traffic areas, and can be especially useful when it is installed in the kitchen, due to the fact that it is extremely stain-resistant. It will bring rich tones to a room, while also being a flooring material that is easy to own and which can cope with the rigors of everyday life, and so especially useful for those families that have children. Read the rest of this entry »
The floors you exhaust in your home play a colossal role in the look, feel and decor of any home. People seem to have their personal preferences of the type of floors that they like to have in their home and we’re going to accumulate a sight at 3 of the most common choices.
Laminate Floors – Laminates looks like hardwood but is actually better if you have animals because the claws of animals can actually carry out impressions into suitable hardwood. Laminates near in different finishes that perceive like the good thing. Laminate floor coverings are also easy to install allowing most homeowners to install it themselves, but it’s best if you have at least one other person to wait on you. Read the rest of this entry »