Plan Carefully The Types Of Tiles You Need For Your Home

Plan Carefully The Types Of Tiles You Need For Your Home

Before you make an aesthetic choice regarding the color, shape and placement of the tiles you are to use in your home, it is a must to know at least the fundamentals about the types of tiles existing on the market and about their basic properties.

When speaking about types of tiles, we have to use a strict criterion for classifying them: the constructive criterion, that is, how or what they are made of, indicating us their durability, so that to be able to match them to the traffic, heat or water they can bear without deteriorating. According to this criterion, without going into further detail given that the resulting properties are the ones you should be interested in, tiles are ceramic, quarry and stone.

What is good about the ceramic tiles is that they come in a wide range of colors and shapes, being able to meet virtually everyone’s tastes and homes. Another advantage of the ceramic tiles is that they are cheap, resistant, don’t stain easily and are also fireproof. They are not ‘pretentious’ either: anyone can install them with a minimum training. Porcelain tiles, a variety of ceramic tiles, are almost waterproof, which make them ideal for swimming pools and bathrooms. Though those used for homes are usually glazed, they may be made anti-skid to be fit for floors as well. They have a modern look, are easy to maintain and, although ‘cold’, in tropical climates people use them for floors even in living rooms or bedrooms.

As far as quarry tiles are concerned, they seem ideal for flooring, having two qualities to this effect: they are basically non-slip, and you’ll not see them worn out. The disadvantages are their limited color range and the fact they are very porous, a property that limits their use. But, …

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New Faucets – A Small Thing For a Big Change

New Faucets - A Small Thing For a Big Change

We always want to remodel and redecorate our homes but many times, we fail to pay attention to small details that can make a very substantial difference. We bypass simple features of an appliance or a décor that can actually give our homes a much more elegant and sophisticated touch. Let’s take for instance, choosing our faucets.

Silver taps are so common that everyone thinks taps should always be silver. Not a lot of people take the risk of choosing something new for fear that their wash areas would not look normal. But why don’t we give it a try, and set our eyes to an oil rubbed bronze faucet for a change? Far from a common valve, it gives a new contrast to our interior and it definitely boosts the classiness of our homes.

It comes in different designs and you can choose from a variety of styles. There are single or double valves that may have a waterfall or shower effect. Some are mountable on the wall or may be installed conventionally.

They do not only come in different forms, but, prices too. Their worth varies and you may choose the one which goes well with your budget. You can get one as cheap as $40 or as high as $500. A wide range of selection is available at any appliance store near you and you can easily decide on which to pick at your convenience.

If we really want to make some change and turn our homes into something more stylish, then it’s time to start on small things. They may be small, but their effects are big. Check your tap now.…

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