Every day you look at your floors and say to yourself, “Time to change the flooring”. And you put it on your project list and start your research. Flooring can be expensive so choose yours wisely. Some of the things to think about when choosing your flooring:
Once the temperature starts to rise we all want to be outside and soaking up the sun! Your deck is an outdoor oasis so make sure it shows off all aspects of who you and your family are. Enclosing your deck allows you to use it all year long. Think about the flooring, colors, furniture and even putting in an outside kitchen. Your deck décor will a big factor in the how much time and enjoyment you get from your outdoor space.
In some areas summer has already hit and the thought of walking into your kitchen and cooking in this heat is a solid no go. Let’s face it we have all gotten pretty creative when it comes to summer cooking, preparing the meal in the mornings when it is cooler, spending a solid day preparing the main items of a meal so you only have to heat it up and even reducing the meal to sandwiches and cold salads. Anything to beat the heat! Read More
Your bedroom is where you go to find comfort after a long, hard day, so it deserves a little TLC. You’ve probably been scared off from completing bedroom renovations for multiple reasons, money being at the top of the list. However, when it comes to making your bedroom a cozy oasis, it doesn’t need to coast a fortune to add major comfort. Below are our 10 budget-friendly tips to turn your bedroom into a cozy, relaxing area. Read More
You want to change the look of your shower but are looking for ideas? You have come to the right place! Our friendly and expert staff at www.plumbtile.com are always ready to lend a hand – from ideas and tips to purchasing and beyond. Read More
If you are re-modelling or finishing up a new space, no doubt you will be looking for options when it come to tile. Many people are very interested in green or sustainable options for everything they do and there are several very good choices “eco-friendly” choices when it comes to tile. There are many good reasons to choose eco-friendly tile for your application. Among them are the fact that some eco-friendly tile is made from recyclable materials which cuts down on material waste that is shipped to land fills. It also reduces mining of some materials that are used to manufacture conventional tile. And they look great too. So let’s take a look at some of the attractive choices you have for your tiling needs.
Some of the advantages and good qualities of cork are that it is a natural wood product that is lightweight, resilient and has good insulation properties. Most of the cork flooring and wall tile products are made from recycled cork materials. Even though cork is porous there are also eco-friendly finished that make it more durable and easy to maintain. Cork comes in many sizes and colors and can be used for flooring as well as walls and ceilings.
Coconut tile is made from coconut shells and chips. They are a new and unique application for materials that would no doubt go to waste otherwise. Coconut tile has a warm tropical feel and is good for use in kitchens and bathrooms. They are often made with sustainable adhesive and finishing materials as well. Cork comes in a variety of colors and textures and can be used to add contrast to a room or for a subtle complimentary look.
Using actual pebbles and small stones adhered to mesh backing, Pebble Tile gives a highly textured and natural look that can be used in a variety of situations including kitchen and bathroom flooring and wall covering, bathrooms, shower decks and patios and many more. Pebble Tile has interlocking patterns that give a seamless and custom look but can be somewhat more difficult to install. An experienced professional installer should be considered when you are using Pebble Tile.
Reclaimed Teak wood is one the newest and most popular materials for tiling. It is very eco-friendly since it is reclaimed wood and it comes in a very wide variety of colors, shades and sizes. Because different sizes, shapes and grains can be used in many unique ways, Teak Tile truly does have a mosaic look and feel. Teak Tiles come in different sizes depending on the application and gives a seamless rustic yet modern look and feel.
Stone Tile has been used as a flooring material for a very long time. It is durable, wear resistant and has a variety of shades, colors and applications. Wall Stone Tiles are also often used in as complimentary features in a room. Stone wall tiles can subtlely accent a feature or bring an effective contrast. There are several different materials used in stone tiles. Some of the more popular are: slate, travertine, marble, granite, limestone and sandstone.
The first update that can really increase the value of your home is doing a minor bathroom remodel. Updating your bathroom can become costly if you replace the tub, tile, sink toilet and vanity. You are looking at about $10,000 per homeadvisor.com. However, it is you will get a higher return in resale value. If you cannot afford to replace everything you can do small fixes. You can replace tiling on your bathroom walls or floors. You can use Porcelanosa Parker: Vintage Wood Porcelain Tile to really set your bathroom apart from others on the block. You can re-glaze your tub for around $300.00. Replace some old caulking and do some painting. Read More
Unfortunately, if you live in a climate where it snows you may be faced with some salt on your roads or sidewalks. Although winter is beautiful, and we have a blast, the use of salt can be harsh on your wood floors. Usually brought in from your shoes which can stain and rot your floors. And, if you don’t clean the stains quickly enough, they could permanently damage wood floors. Causing you to have to replace your beautiful floors. Now Plumbtile has some great flooring such as our Wow – Briques Handmade Floor. But if you can save them first you might want to try some of our tips. Read More
As time goes by, trends come and go. Green kitchen appliances slowly morphed into stainless steel. Tile backsplashes fade in the background as slabs take the forefront. Even the main purpose of a kitchen has reached an entirely new level. Oftentimes you may even find an area in the kitchen that can be used as a workstation using your laptop and charging stations for your mobile devices. Fully functional bars have also been installed, adding more of a reason for gatherings to ensue in the kitchen. Mudrooms and laundry rooms have made their way offset to most kitchens making it convenient for multi-taskers complete their daily chores better than ever. With so many trends taking over the common kitchen, it’s always good to keep up and possibly apply them to your own home.
It is very difficult in today’s society to find a good contractor that can be trusted. Many individuals look to cut corners for an easy buck. Cutting corners in a kitchen or bathroom renovation might look good on the surface but after a couple of years the results might not be what you expected. For this reason, it is always important to take necessary precautions to cover yourself. Some ways to do that is to only pay a portion of the cost upfront. Have contracts specify estimated costs. Be sure to add what is expected of your contractor and when they should be completed with the project.