Go into your bathroom right now. Chances are that there’s at least one place that’s been tiled. Either the floor, walls, or shower, take your pick and take a hard look at it. Can you tell if it’s ceramic or porcelain? By sight alone, it can be hard to tell the difference, but that’s because the difference goes much deeper than the surface.
Tile is made by heating clay, and different tiles contain different clay. The molecules in porcelain clay tend to be smaller and packed more tightly. So even a thin porcelain can be very strong. With ceramic clay, there’s a wide range of low and high fire clays. High fire ceramic has the strength of porcelain, but low fire clays are more affordable.
Because of these differences, some tiles are better for different projects. Today, we’ll go through the most important factors to consider when tile shopping, and see how they apply to different uses.
Once the basic framework of a house has been built, the flooring solution is the most important point to be…
Oak is a famous construction and design material. There are over 300 types of this hardwood around the world, and at least 90 species grow in the US. Aside from the variety, oak is a favorite among architects and designers because of its durability, beautiful grain and resistance to rot and insect damage.
There’s a lot more to oak. Read on to find out why it’s used in millions of residences and establishments worldwide.
Gone are the days of the traditional underfloor heating systems that can span danger to your household. Now there are several underfloor heating advances that can bring the coziness without worry about maintenance and malfunctions.
Subfloor heating systems keep rooms warm, especially during winter and in cold-weather climate. As the years go by, a lot of engineers have invented and upgraded traditional underfloor heating systems to provide convenience and safety for its users.
Some do not use the huge underfloor heating instruments anymore, and instead use portable materials that are more convenient to use and install in your home.
Hardwood is slowly becoming the number one flooring material because of its simplicity and durability that appeals to many homeowners. By choosing this kind of flooring material, you are sure to add style to the whole room. The only downside is that hardwood is not very flexible when it comes to the changing design trends. As a homeowner, catching up to the latest trends is one way to make sure that you chose the best design that suits your taste.
Here is a list of some of the latest hardwood flooring trends that are on the rise for 2018.