Pebble Tile Flooring
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A house needs to be aesthetically pleasing on the inside and out. From the ornaments, to the walls, ceilings and floors, every part of your living place should complement each other and be as comfortable and attractive as possible. Houses that have floors that are in good condition are visually pleasing and [...]
A house needs to be aesthetically pleasing on the inside and out. From the ornaments, to the walls, ceilings and floors, every part of your living place should complement each other and be as comfortable and attractive as possible. Houses that have floors that are in good condition are visually pleasing and invite a feeling of calm regardless how few other decorative elements are within the room. Floors that are poorly kept, full of stains, and are chipped make rooms look unsightly despite how grand the theme of your house is.
Ceramic tiling is a popular option if you are planning to remodel your floor. They are easy to clean and come in a huge selection of patterns and colors. However, they are quite fragile and become slippery when wet, thereby increasing the chance of accidents taking place. They are also very common and so can give your house that Track Home feel. If you are going to go in that direction, there are some very unique and more durable versions of ceramic, porcelain tiles. These are much more distinctive and durable and as such a more viable option.
Another option you might have in mind is to use hardwood tiling materials. Because of its naturally beautiful finish and timeless look, a lot of homeowners are using this type of tile. On the downside, hardwood floors are subject to fading, do not hold moisture, and can easily be scratched. If you have pets, it isn’t advisable to use this kind of tile. Ask anyone who has kids or pets who has had hardwood ( typically engineered) for any time and they will express regret.
There is no truly indestructible tile, even natural stone; so it is up to you to decide what type of tile fits your needs. You must always keep in mind that for every condition, there is a different type of tile that is suitable for the job. Nonetheless, there is one type of tile that has the qualities of durability, versatility, and style in one.
Pebble tiles have long been used as floor tiling since the time of the ancient Greeks. They are so durable that even under extreme duress they survive. In fact there are ruins of homes with pebble floors which still stand today. The ease in pebble tile installation is also worth appreciating since a homeowner does not need professional skills and expensive materials. In fact, it is up to the homeowner”s imagination on how he would like to install them. Most of all, the greatest quality it possesses is the comfort it gives to the person walking barefoot on it. Unlike ceramic glazed tiles and hardwood, the pebble tiles mimic a light foot massage with its natural texture. With or without grout, pebbles are properly sorted so that homeowners are assured that the thickness is consistent enough to create a level surface. It”s as if you”re getting a free spa treatment just by walking across the room.
As much as spas are concerned, pebble tile floors create a relaxing, tropical hotel appeal, once they are installed. The islands of Indonesia, where the largest supply of river pebble stones come from, benefit from the export of world-class pebble stone tiles. However, some people think that environmental destruction is an issue to be concerned with. This is definitely not true. More legal jobs are actually created and the stones are collected from shallow bedrock in the mountains so there is no negative environmental effects.
So if you are looking for a very durable and unique flooring material that will also enhance the interior design of your home then consider pebble tile.