Fashionable & Cozy: Hardwood
Hardwood guarantees a pleasing, warm, and natural living atmosphere. The color of the wood can be matched with the existing furnishings, but it is important to remember that the color is going to change a little as the wood matures. We would be pleased to advise you in this regard.
- Solid nail-down only - use for above ground, or sub-floors; requires correct expansion allowances between vertical walls
- Longstrip float, and/or nail-down - used for all grade levels on wood sub-floors and/or concrete slabs
- Engineered float, or nail-down - use for any grade level on wood sub-floors and/or concrete slabs
- Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove debris and accumulated dirt from the floor.
- Once a month use 1 cup of vinegar to 1 galloon of warm water.
- Water can dull your floor's finish and permanently damage the wood so only use the vinegar solution once a month!
- Although hardwood floors can be scratched, any scratches to the finished top layer are usually easy to repair with a buffing and recoating the floors.
- Over time, sunlight will change the color of most stained hardwood flooring to some degree.
- Hardwood floor finishes can be restored to their original luster.
Resistant & Natural: Tiles
Duraceramic tile is a functional, warm and practical choice for floors. Tile and stones are great products for countertops, backsplash or walls. Tiles offer versatility in application as well as beauty from their design potential.
- Durable - professionally installed duraceramic will be warmer to the touch, and will not shatter if something is dropped on it due to a limestone base.
- Easy care - duraceramic, and glazed cermaic tiles resist odors, stains and dirt, and they can be cleaned easily with a sponge or a damp mop, and most ordinary household cleaners.
- Scratch-resistant – tiles with a PEI rating over 3 are very resistant to scratches and scuff marks.
- Resistant to fire - ceramic tiles will not burn or give off toxic fumes.
- Water-resistant - glazed ceramic tiles, and duraceramic will not absorb moisture, meaning that common liquid spills in the kitchen are of little concern.
- Clean your tiles with a broom or a steam vac. Caution: Uncovered suction cups can quickly scratch up your tiles.
- Tiles can be cleaned with water and a special, mild cleaner.