Tile More than half of the tile sold in the US is glazed since. Glazed tile is easy to install and fix and is great for use in bathrooms and kitchens. We carry and endless variety of tiles for your home. You can select from a smooth glaze all the way up to a rough one. We recommend a selecting tile with a coefficient of friction rating higher than 60 dry or wet. Sometimes the coefficient of friction rating is referred to as the COF.
On the other hand ceramic is one of the densest and most durable tiles available for purchase today. You cannot easily scratch or chip porcelain tiles. Pretty much the only downfall to porcelain tiles is the face that it can be slippery even when it is not wet. It is also a bit more expensive ranging anywhere from $1 to $2 more for each square foot than say ceramic tile. Compressed clay dust is fired at super hot temperatures in order to create a ceramic tile.
There are a variety of tiles sizes that you can choose from when buying tile for your home. Smaller requires mow grout and can be more of a hassle to maintain and clean. If you have a smaller sized bathroom you can use a larger tile size to create the illusion of more space. Be sure not to select a slippery texture for any areas in you home that may become wet. When selecting tiles for a backdrop you can choose less dense tiles and not have to worry about texture. If you want a large selection of color and style choices glazed wall tiles will give you the most options. Glazed tiles are manufactured from rough to highly polished. When shooting for a really unique design in your home you may want to consider alternating patterns and different color variations. Hand carved tiles are the best option for a truly luxurious look and feel to your home.
When you move into a new home, condo or business you may want to replace the carpet since you don't know the history of the flooring, or you may just want to upgrade the flooring in your existing home or business. If you thinking of putting your home on the market a carpet upgrade is another way to help it sell faster. You might even want to make anyone who enter the home while it's for sale to remove their shoes so that they realize and appreciate the new carpet. A fresh coat of interior paint before installing the new carpet will help your home appear a lot newer than you may realize.
If your replacing carpet for a home you are about to sell then some of the advice below may not pertain to you since you will not know who the new occupants will be.
If you will continue to live in the space where the new carpet is to be installed then consider some of the following factors when selecting the new carpet for your living or work space.
Define your needs for the newly carpeted space.
How much foot traffic do you expect in the area?
How do you what the area to look?
What colors have you considered?
Are you allergic to any specific materials used in some of the carpet manufacturing process?
Are there any specific accessibility requirements that you need to adds?
A long time ago the dominant material used to create carpet was wool. Today the most popular material is nylon. Generally there are 5 types if carpet fibers that you will encounter.
Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Wool, or Acrylic are the most common types of materials that you may encounter as you shop around at different carpet stores.
Nylon is one of the costlier synthetic fibers used in manufacturing but it also happens to be very durable which is a quality needed for any type of flooring. Carpets made from nylon tend to avoid matting and soiling for a reasonable amount of time.
Wool is considered a premium fiber for a carpet. Wool carpet can cost up to twice as much as its nylon counterparts.
Polypropylene which is also referred to as Olefin is a lower cost option that is durable, resistant to staining, and colorfast. Despite is durability this carpet is susceptible to crushing and will burn or melt at a much lower temperature than standard carpet. So this isn't recommended for people that smoke in the house.
Polyester is similar to Olefin and has some of the same flaws such as crushing under furniture. But the color options and available patterns along with the fact that it is made up of recycled materials will make it an attractive choice to homeowners.
Acrylic is a fire you will most likely find in rugs, but more manufacturers are making products out of acrylic since it closely resembles the appearance of more expensive wool carpets and is a bit more durable.
Cut Pile vs Loop Pile
Cut Pile is usually the preferred of the two since has a softer feel to it and is a lot more plush than Loop Pile. For home or residential applications texture plush carpet is a better option. Cut Pile Saxony carpet is a nice option for more luxurious applications.
Loop Pile is more durable and generally recommended for commercial applications, rental properties, and businesses. Berber carpet is another Loop Pile option that masks wear and tear as well as soiling in an effective manner. Carpets that are made for commercial applications will have shorter loops that are packed more tightly .
Not that you have a better understanding of the materials and design used when making carpet you should visit our showroom and examine all of the samples we have available. Then you can experience the look and feel first hand of the various scarlet manufacturers that make flooring for you home.