By Ariana Cowart. Floor Tiles. Published at Thursday, July 19th, 2018 - 08:58:15 AM.
Engineered Hardwood Floors. What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? Engineered hardwood consists of several layers, with only the top and bottom consisting of real wood. The inner layers are made of plywood, high-density fiberboard or sometimes, actual hardwood. The top layer is usually hardwood veneer, but can also be composed of any hardwood you want, such as cherry, maple or oak. Some engineered hardwood floors have up to nine layers and unlike solid hardwood, engineered can go down on wood or concrete subfloors. Many contractors end up gluing it to concrete subfloors.
Engineered Hardwood Drawbacks. When you rely on others to make your flooring, you always have to worry about the quality of the floor. You don’t have this concern with solids. Also, while engineered is cheaper than solid hardwood, it’s not cheaper than laminate or carpet. According to our friends at HomeAdvisor, some veneers are so thin and poorly made that they can prematurely warp or fade. Some manufacturers try to cut corners by using fiberboard, which could compromise the stability of your floor.
Saltillo Tiles: These flooring tiles are used to create a Mediterranean-style kitchen. To accomplish this look, you’re encouraged to incorporate lively colors, rustic hardware and (of course) Saltillo tile flooring. This particular tile brings a warm, inviting look to the kitchen. Terra-Cotta Tile: Select this tile if you’re going for an Old World Charm-style kitchen. It’s a beautiful and classic material that’ll add warmth and geometric interest to the room. Natural Stone: This material is an expensive and high-end flooring option, but it’s absolutely stunning. Natural stone (including marble or travertine) is timeless, durable and easy to clean. Experts suggest using larger pieces which give you a seamless, impressive look and less grout to clean.
The style of your kitchen floors can make or break the overall appearance of this most central room in your home. There are many components to consider as you contemplate replacing your old floors. Material, color, style and maintenance requirements should all be factored in during the decision making process.
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