Published at Saturday, December 23rd 2017. by Quincy Laroche in Kitchen.
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.
There is also bamboo kitchen flooring which is a somewhat new addition to the flooring system in the western world. This makes this type of flooring very unusual and unique in its own way. Bamboo kitchen flooring is actually ideal because it is easy to clean and durable. It is also very environmental friendly and comes in different attractive shades that can make your kitchen looks more spacious than it really is.
When refacing your kitchen you might want to consider adding new countertops or an island. Treat yourself to those extras you've always wanted, such as, a Lazy Susan, space savers, spice racks and pull outs. With the money you'll be saving by refacing, you may choose to purchase some new appliances. If you need help with visualizing your kitchen, there are hundreds of before and after photos of kitchen refacing right on the web. Kitchen remodeling magazines can give you some great ideas as to what would be the best door choices and colors for your kitchen.
That is not the case anymore. Ceramic tiles now come in so many colors, sizes, textures, and designs that it is a very good option to give your kitchen backsplash a new vibrant look. Oh, and it still is a very inexpensive way to go. Ceramic tile is durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel and copper provide a clean and durable look to your backsplash. Many modern kitchens today have stainless steel appliances so be careful not to have too much and giving your kitchen a sterile look. Copper can be very beautiful and give your kitchen a rustic look but it will have to be clean often with copper cleaners. There are many stone options that make for a classic rich look to your kitchen. Options include marble, travertine, granite, and even slate.
A island counter can be a great place to put a microwave, blender or mixer. Some islands can have electrical outlets installed and can allow for the operation of these appliances while they are resting on the counter. A island countertop can also have a stove top installed to allow for more cooking space in the kitchen. These islands may also need to be equipped with an exhaust fan for the stove top. The design of a kitchen island is completely up to the homeowner.
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