All posts tagged The Basics (42)
Due to its versatility and aesthetic value, slate tile flooring is a popular choice for many residential and commercial locations – both inside and out. With its distinctive surface, ease of installation, work-ability, decorative color variations, and natural slip-resistance, it is a great choice for a wide range of renovation . . . Read more
A traditional flooring option that has been relied upon for centuries, hardwood offers a high-end look that can be easily integrated into any interior design style. Along with its coveted appearance, hardwood flooring will also add structural strength to properties. Although it is a versatile flooring choice, hardwood does have . . . Read more
Along with hardness and slip resistance, water absorption is an important thing to consider when shopping for porcelain tile. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has developed a rating system for the moisture absorption of tiles. These rating are assigned based on a procedure that tests the tile’s permeability to . . . Read more
Although they offer the same timeless look and sense of warmth, engineered hardwood and solid hardwood do offer a few key differences when it comes to structural composition, and performance in certain areas around the world and your home. So, how do engineered floors different from solid floors? Solid Hardwood vs Engineered . . . Read more
Travertine in the Bathroom In recent years, more and more homeowners have taken a liking to natural stone and are using it for as many applications as possible. This is particularly true in bathrooms where natural stone can be used for flooring, along with other applications such as wall mosaics, . . . Read more
Skid resistance scales are used to determine the degree of slippage on a tiled surface. While assessing different tile surfaces, wet and dry conditions along with the speed of the subject are monitored. Also, the required force to move that subject and the angle of the tiled surface are considered . . . Read more
If you’re like most casual DIYers, your main considerations when picking out ceramic or porcelain tile are cost, color, and size. In fact, if you’re like most DIYers, you probably haven’t heard of a PEI ratings — but this should actually be one of your top considerations when selecting tile . . . Read more
Slate’s naturally slip-resistant surface is very hard and durable, with varied colors and features that have served builders and architects for centuries. Suitable for indoor as well as outdoor applications, slate satisfies many natural stone flooring needs. From tough beginnings A popular choice for both practical and decorative uses, slate . . . Read more
Renovating on a budget means weighing the pros and cons of each flooring type and finding the one that sits at the intersection of affordability, durability and aesthetics.
Vinyl flooring has been a staple design option for decades, and its advantages range from a sophisticated decoration style to maintaining a floor that’s resistant to whatever you throw at it.