Published at Saturday, 02 February 2019. Kitchen Floors. By Gerda Andersen.
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.
Natural Stone Tiles have been used since and are very strong and sturdy materials. Once fixed they need not be replaced for a lifetime. Several natural stones have been converted into floor tiles for interiors and exterior use because of their aesthetics, strength and durability. The natural stones that have been converted into tiles are
Using your chalk lines for reference, line up the first or starter tile. Then lay down just enough adhesive to accommodate four tiles. If you have chosen variegated tiles in contrasting colors, lay them so that the pattern in the lighter tiles are at right angles to the pattern in the darker tiles. This is called quarter-turning.
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