Published at Friday, January 18th 2019. by Gerda Andersen in Kitchen Floors.
At Carpet Direct KC, we feature products from manufacturers like Mannington, Congoleum and Armstrong. They are among the best, most innovative product researchers and developers, with great focus on styling and design. So, whether you are interested in sheet or luxury vinyl tile, the flooring professionals at Carpet Direct KC have a large array of designs and colors to offer your Kansas City home. You'll love the durability and fashionability that it will bring to any space.
If your home has more than two storeys as is common where a loft has been converted, then you need to be sure that your open plan space will meet the Building Regulations with regards to fire and escape. This is usually an issue if the open plan area is your main means of escape. In these cases, you may need fire doors between the kitchen and first floor, as well as a fire protected escape route from the first floor.
Colonial-era homeowners created beautifully inventive floors when they had the means and materials. While painted styles range from a single color to grained designs that rival complex inlaid tile floors, most treatments in kitchens were simple: a deep yet cheerful solid earth color like dark red, ochre, or green, or a checkerboard.
Alternatives to wood floors in the kitchen are not only diverse but historically innovative, ranging from some of the oldest materials (stone, brick, and cork) to classics perfected more than a century ago (linoleum)to the ever-evolving wonder material of the first half of the 20th century, vinyl composition tile. Whether you choose a floor that could have been in the house when it was built, or something further along in its history, you'll be in good company.
Wood floors are an old-house staple—but in the harsh environment of the kitchen, wood will splinter, flake, and warp when exposed repeatedly to water. That's why early Americans quickly learned to seal wood floors with whatever was available, from homemade paint to wax and tung oil. Similarly, Victorian homeowners jumped at the chance to install water-resistant materials like linoleum and mosaic tile as soon as they became widely available in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Hardwood flooring is a good choice if you are looking for something warm and earthy. It is strong and can stand up to wear and tear, as long as you keep it clean and care for it properly. Do not let water pool on hardwood floors for too long and you will not have any lasting signs of damage or stains.
With a plethora of tile options available in the market, it is common dilemma for the consumers to make the right decision and avoid regret over wrong choice. Interestingly, double charge vitrified floor tiles are still the most preferred and commonly used tile by consumers especially in commercial projects and also residential areas.
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