Friday, October 3, 2014

MAN-MADE MATERIALS FOR FLOORS

MAN MADE MATERIALS FOR FLOORS: These are generally cheaper, more durable, less-maintenance and quicker to lay than natural materials. However, as a manufactured product they do not have the natural textures or patterns and the sheen of natural materials.
CONCRETE FLOOR: Concrete slab floors that are not covered with another material are gaining popularity in retail stores and other commercial buildings since they provide a low-cost yet highly durable flooring surface. But they do not have the luxurious elegance of natural flooring materials.

TERRAZZO (MOSAIC) FLOOR: Terrazzo tiles consist of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips held together by a binder. This flooring is not very expensive, is highly durable and not slippery. Therefore, it is popular in residential as well as public buildings. But it is has many grout lines.
CRAZY MARBLE FLOOR: In this type of flooring, waste and cut marble and stone pieces are laid on a cement concrete base that consists of white cement-marble powder mixture. Crazy marble flooring is durable, not slippery and economical making it suitable for driveways, courtyards, verandah etc., but does not look very elegant inside houses.
CERAMIC TILES FLOOR: Ceramic tiles create a durable surface that is easy to clean, resists stains and scratches and doesn’t fade. Since they are affordable, low-maintenance, available in various sizes, colours, shapes and can easily match with the decor of any room, they  are popular in homes.
VITRIFIED TILES FLOOR: Vitrified tiles have very low porosity (and water absorption), making them stain-resistant and stronger and more durable than Ceramic tiles. Therefore they are fast replacing ceramic tiles and are a cheaper alternative to marble and granite flooring.

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOOR
: Engineered wood is a cheaper alternative to hardwood flooring and is very popular nowadays because it shrinks and expands less than solid wood, can be installed in a short time and comes pre-finished.


LAMINATE FLOOR: Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. It simulates wood or stone with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. 






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Friday, October 3, 2014

MAN-MADE MATERIALS FOR FLOORS

MAN MADE MATERIALS FOR FLOORS: These are generally cheaper, more durable, less-maintenance and quicker to lay than natural materials. However, as a manufactured product they do not have the natural textures or patterns and the sheen of natural materials.
CONCRETE FLOOR: Concrete slab floors that are not covered with another material are gaining popularity in retail stores and other commercial buildings since they provide a low-cost yet highly durable flooring surface. But they do not have the luxurious elegance of natural flooring materials.

TERRAZZO (MOSAIC) FLOOR: Terrazzo tiles consist of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips held together by a binder. This flooring is not very expensive, is highly durable and not slippery. Therefore, it is popular in residential as well as public buildings. But it is has many grout lines.
CRAZY MARBLE FLOOR: In this type of flooring, waste and cut marble and stone pieces are laid on a cement concrete base that consists of white cement-marble powder mixture. Crazy marble flooring is durable, not slippery and economical making it suitable for driveways, courtyards, verandah etc., but does not look very elegant inside houses.
CERAMIC TILES FLOOR: Ceramic tiles create a durable surface that is easy to clean, resists stains and scratches and doesn’t fade. Since they are affordable, low-maintenance, available in various sizes, colours, shapes and can easily match with the decor of any room, they  are popular in homes.
VITRIFIED TILES FLOOR: Vitrified tiles have very low porosity (and water absorption), making them stain-resistant and stronger and more durable than Ceramic tiles. Therefore they are fast replacing ceramic tiles and are a cheaper alternative to marble and granite flooring.

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOOR
: Engineered wood is a cheaper alternative to hardwood flooring and is very popular nowadays because it shrinks and expands less than solid wood, can be installed in a short time and comes pre-finished.


LAMINATE FLOOR: Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. It simulates wood or stone with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. 






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