Archive for April, 2011
Bathroom Flooring Image
While often one of the smallest suite in the home, a bathroom can still have tremendous visual impact. And anything that you do to change the design and décor of a bathroom will importantly transform a space of that size. Bathroom flooring, more than anything else, can have a stunning effect on the overall look of a bathroom; choose bathroom flooring wisely and you will achieve the bathroom of your dreams – or a bathroom that will meet your temporary needs.
Those who purchase homes as investment properties before doing renovations and reselling the home – Read the rest of this entry »
Bathroom Tile Image
The real estate experts say that bathroom is one of the most influencing rooms and will add much more values to any houses. One of the most essential materials is about bathroom floor tile.
Although there are legion(p) different alternatives of tiling you may choose, the fact shows that the most popular choice for bathroom floor tile is ceramic because this burned-clay has a reasonable price, beautiful look and wide distribution. It is also multifunction which means you can use ceramic tile not only for floor tiling but also wall tiling.
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Bathroom Floors Image
When you are decorating your home, not to forget to add a touch of personality and substance to your bathroom. Most people unwind and relax while taking a bath so, the ambiance of a bathroom ought to be warm and comfortable. The kind of bathroom floor tiles you choose determines the overall look of the bathroom.
There are so many different kinds of bathroom flooring available- you can go in for ceramic ones, vinyl tiles, linoleum flooring, marble flooring and even hardwood floors. Choose bathroom floor tiles which match the decor of your house and blend Read the rest of this entry »
Acid Stain Concrete Image
Concrete is a complex material used commonly in building construction. It consists of a combination of an aggregate and a cement binder. The most common type of cementum comprises Portland cement, mineral aggregates and water. Concrete is the most widely used man-made material on earth.
Acid stain is non a coloring agent or paint. It is basically, a coloring procedure that involves certain chemical reactions on cementitious material. Water, acid and inorganic salts respond with the minerals present in the concrete to form a solution that imparts it the color. Acid Read the rest of this entry »
Travertine is a natural stone, much like marble, which is a type of limestone formed when natural heat and pressure is applied. This stone is formed when minerals dissolve in the groundwater and get deposited on the earth’s surface by rivers and springs.
Since it’s a natural stone,travertine tiles come in a variety of earthy colors, like walnut, gold, cream, ecru and ivory. Most of these striking and rich colors are formed due to the mixing of iron compounds and other impurities. Its visual appeal explains why travertine tiles are used quite commonly for flooring, wall Read the rest of this entry »
Acid Staining Concrete Image
Acid stain is a democratic concrete coating that is most preferred by homeowners. It is also recommended that we have a professional do this for us but it is not unheard of for the homeowners themselves to do it on their own. While it can be learned, it is not an easy task and will probably make you do a couple more tries before you can finally perfect it. Though maculation your concrete floor is a tough process, we can simplify things by discussing it in five steps.
1. Prepare Your Materials
We measure vapor in boiler horsepower (BHP). As a general rule, 1 BHP creates 34.5 pounds of vapor per hour, and is equivalent to about 10 kilowatts of electricity. The boiler may be the piece of equipment that boils the water to make it into steam. If a boiler is rated through the manufacturer as producing five BHP, this signifies it produces 5 x 34.5 = 172.5 pounds of steamer per hour.
To calculate the size of boiler you’ll need for a whole kitchen area, you have to discover out how importantly steamer flow is needed Read the rest of this entry »
Travertine flooring is a type of stone flooring which is made with natural aqueous rock from limestone, unlike porcelain tiles. It is more commonly called onyx marble or Egyptian alabaster. Travertine is formed when minerals in the ground are disintergrated in the ground water, which is constrained to the surface by natural springs, rivers, and even pushed above ground from geysers. When limestone is pressurized it becomes travertine, which is one step under becoming marble. As a matter of fact Travertine flooring tiles look very similar to expensive marble tiles.
Manufactures cut the travertine into floor Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever imagined yourself achieving a great finish to laying floor tiles? You soon will if you follow these tips on how to tile floors.
#1. Draw your layout to scale on graph paper. That way you can accurately count how many tiles you need plus some extra for breakage.
#2. Make sure your floor is flat, level and rigid. If it’s non flat and level, it will look really bad when the tile is set. If your floor isn’t rigid, the grout will crack. If the floor is in poor condition, Read the rest of this entry »
Stamped concrete is a style that mimics the appearance of many paving materials such as bricks, wood, tiles, and stone. The patterns, colors and textures available in this option make it suitable for various applications from concrete driveways, to porches, patios and even walls.
How is stamped concrete created?
The stamping technique is done before freshly poured concrete starts to harden. The large aggregate particles of the concrete are worked down into the concrete while it is still wet. Then, large rubber mats are stamped into the concrete’s surface, leaving a pattern or Read the rest of this entry »