Published at Saturday, 23 December 2017. Kitchen. By Delray Daniau.
The kitchen is a room where people regularly gather to cook, have meals, share cups of coffee and tea or have family discussions. This implies that the type of flooring in this room must be resilient enough to endure the heavy foot traffic. And apart from being sturdy, it also has to be very safe, especially in homes where there are children and older people. The flooring should also be comfortable enough because there is the tendency of standing for a long time either cooking or socializing around the kitchen.
According to the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB), kitchen islands are one of the most popular kitchen design features among today's consumers. The NAHB also reports that buyers of new homes have also indicated a desire for kitchen islands as well. Actually some 80% of homebuyers consider a kitchen island to be an absolute must.
Types of Tiles. There are various types of flooring that can fit into everybody's needs according to kitchen designs and need of the homeowner. Natural slate stone tiles are durable, stain resistant and non-slip surface due to their textures; designed for the busy kitchen. Saltillo tiles are for Mediterranean designed kitchens that must be sealed and cleaned with wet cloth without chemicals. Granite kitchen tiles on the other hand, are durable but sensitive to liquid stains and scratches and rough objects exposed to them. This type of kitchen flooring must be cleaned often. Porcelain tiles are more durable and expensive than ceramics and they come in assorted colors. Ceramics kitchen tiles come in matte or glossy types in many colors. Travertine is a porous limestone that is usually sealed to prevent liquid and dirt absorption. It becomes slippery with drops of water or juice.
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