How to improve and update your home using flooring and tiles from Kijiji
Investing in flooring and tiles will not only improve and make your home sweeter today, but it can also help you make money if you decide to sell your house in the future.
In no particular order, here is a list of flooring materials and tile and how and when to use them:
1. Laminate Flooring:
Laminate flooring is a flooring product that simulates wood with multiple layers of product fused together with a lamination process. There is a photographic applique layer, under a clear protective layer. Thanks to the photographic applique layer, you can choose whatever kind of wood you want to match your décor. It is inexpensive and durable, which makes it an economical choice. It is easy to install yourself, too!
Laminate flooring is stain resistant, and cleaning it only requires a damp mop, vacuum or broom.
Because it is susceptible to moisture damage, it should not be used in rooms where there is moisture, such as laundry rooms or bathrooms.
Sizes are based on length, width and thickness, with cost being affected by the thickness. The more thickness there is, the more impact-resistant it is, and that makes it quieter, with less echoing. It can also make the floor more attractive, because more detail can be etched into the designs depending on the thickness.
2. Vinyl Plank Flooring:
Vinyl plank flooring is economical and easy to install. It offers a variety of styles that simulate wood, natural stone, cement, and large plank formats among others. It is easy to install, with click lock technology, as well as being easy to clean and low maintenance.
It has the advantage of being moisture-resistant, so it can be used in rooms that have a lot of moisture, like basements, laundry rooms and kitchens.
Like laminate flooring, the thickness of the vinyl plank flooring makes a difference. A thicker plank will be denser, and therefore sturdier.
3. Hardwood Flooring:
Hardwood flooring is more costly than other alternatives, but is a good investment, because it will add value to your home. It is what potential home buyers are looking for in a home. Nothing else quite has the same look as real wood, and it can be sanded and refinished if you want to change it to a new look.
Another feature that adds value is that wood is long-lasting and durable and can be cleaned easily.
Hardwood sizing is quite variable, but if you’re looking at thickness, the most common thickness is 3/4 inch, or 19 mm. The thicker the board, the more it will cost, but it will also last longer.
Another bonus is that wood is very eco-friendly if it is from a sustainable source.
4. Backsplash Tile:
Backsplash tiles can be a relatively easy and quick remodeling project, and yet it can add value to your home. Backsplash tiles have a practical use, yet can add so much beauty to your kitchen. The initial cost is sizable, but tiles are durable and last a long time.
There is endless variety in how the backsplash tiles can be arranged, with a wide range of materials and textures, sizes, shapes, colours and patterns. With all that choice, your backsplash can be personalized exactly to your tastes.
5. Bathroom Tiles:
Some of the more popular tiles for the bathroom are ceramic, porcelain, granite and mosaic tiles.
Ceramic tiles are popular because they are moisture-resistant and easy to maintain and durable. They have the magical quality of keeping the floor cool in summer and warm in winter! Tiles come in different colours, so they provide design choices.
Porcelain tiles are similar to ceramic, but are even more durable and resistant to moisture, scratches and stains. They are also easier to clean. This long-lasting tile will add value to your home.
Granite is resistant to scratching and is very strong and durable. It is another natural stone that is desirable to home buyers if you decide to sell.
Mosaic tiles are small in size but big in value. They are cheaper to install than ceramics and can be made of many different materials like tile, stone or glass. Because they are small, they can easily be arranged to make beautiful patterns, and they are easy to clean because they can stand up to cleaning chemicals.
You can enhance your home when you focus on other details as well. Check out Kijiji’s Home Sweet Home for more exciting home improvement ideas.
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