Flooring

When renovating or building a new home, flooring is one of the most important consideration. Whether the area in question is high traffic, prone to moisture (bathroom, kitchen), below grade (basement), or to be installed over radiant heat, the correct flooring can make a huge difference. Many homeowners ask us which is better: Tiles or Caperts, since both flooring offer an endless array of styles, sizes, colours and textures, the answer is less about aesthetics than it is about functionality. The flooring you need depends on the room you’re thinking of installing it in and where the room is located in the house.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is one of the most common types of tile found in the home because it’s suitable for many applications. “Increased durability makes ceramic tile perfect for any room in the house, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or even entryways.

When shopping, Exosar Designing Studio recommends checking the ceramic tile lot number to ensure you have a clean, uniform end result. “Additionally, make sure you understand the difference between glazed and unglazed. While unglazed gives an artistic, rustic finish, glazed ceramic tiles provide more protection for longer lasting floors.”

Porcelain Tile

The other most common type of tile is porcelain, which differs from ceramic tile. “The appeal of porcelain comes from its ability to emulate natural stone, brick, or wood—and without any of the maintenance, you get the same elegant finish without any of the upkeep or weathering. In addition, as it’s an all-purpose tile, it comes in a variety of designs, colours, and styles to allow for versatility when designing a space. Porcelain can even be used outdoors, as it will not freeze, fade, or crack. Other applications for porcelain tile include bath or kitchen tile, high-traffic areas, and kitchen backsplashes.

Glass Tile

The stain resistance of glass makes it a fantastic alternative to natural stone. Red wine and any acidic foods like lemon and vinegar are wiped up with ease without any permanent staining. This type of tile also offers a clean and minimalistic aesthetic.

Marble Tile

Though costly, marble tile adds an instant touch of elegance and refinement to any room. “If you’re looking to add beauty to any kitchen or bath, laying down marble tiles immediately upgrades the space.

Mosaic Tile

Mosaic tiles give you a chance to flex your creative interior design muscles since it comes in so many different shapes, sizes, colours, styles, and even materials. “Mosaic tiles work best on wall applications when an accent is needed. I recommend using them sparingly,” Keep that in mind as you select not just the tile, but the space where it will be installed.

Granite Tile

Granite is a natural stone that has a similar look and feel to marble because of its natural flecks, though there are some notable differences. Granite has been overused and tends to look like a cheaper alternative.

That’s partly because it actually often is the cheaper alternative, which is nothing to balk at if you’re on a budget. Exosar recommends using granite tiles in a laundry room or other secondary space where performance and lower cost are your top priority.

Limestone Tile

Limestone is another type of natural stone tile. To achieve a truly rustic style filled with natural tones, shades, and variation, lay down limestone tile, it delivers a natural appearance that’s almost reminiscent of ancient architecture and design. Durable but soft, limestone is also easy to shape and cut for specific patterns and placements.

One thing to keep in mind about limestone tile is that it’s a porous rock. In order to ensure it lasts for a long time, it must be sealed properly, otherwise it will crack and etch easily.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate is easy-to-install and easy-to-maintain, and it’s designed to replicate the natural colour, grain and texture of real hardwood. Laminate is remarkably realistic and exceptionally durable -resistant to staining, scratches, wear and fading. Whether you want high gloss, distressed, or hand scraped textures, you’re sure to find all the latest trends.

Carpets

Carpeting is the best flooring for your offices and home Exosar Designs offers thousands of new carpets colours, style and textures.

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