Monday, November 16, 2009

Kinds of Tile For The Kitchen Floor

By Ralph Owens

If you want to uplift the look of your kitchen, you may want to change the tile for your kitchen floor. Admittedly, tiling a kitchen floor can be rather expensive but it is worth it in the long run. You have many choices when it comes to tile for the kitchen floor. You can choose ceramic tiles that are 8 X 8 squares or linoleum tiles that are also the same size but made from linoleum. Another option is to look for laminated floor tiles that are made to look like wood or quarry tiles that are usually 12 X 12 or even larger. The type of tile that you use for your kitchen floor depends on the size of your kitchen as well as the money that you wish to spend.

Least Expensive Option- Linoleum tiles are the least expensive of all tiles for the kitchen floor and are also easy to install. You do not need to use a professional tile installer to lay down linoleum tile, although it will make the job go faster if you are not really the DIY type. Linoleum tile is softer and many people prefer it because of this quality. It comes in a wide array of different styles, many of which are designed to look like wood or quarry tile.

Linoleum tiles are the cheapest and the easiest to install. This kind of tiles is softer and comes in design appearing like quarry or wood tile.

Top of the Line - Quarry tiles are large, oversized tiles that need to be installed by someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to installing this tile. Tile cutters are needed to do this job so that it can look professional. Quarry tile is costly and looks best in larger sized kitchens.

How to Finish Off the New Kitchen Do:

If you have a kitchen tile floor, you are going to want to put down some area rugs in the kitchen for warmth as well as comfort. You do not want to have stark tile all over the floor as this looks very cold. Most people will put an area rug under the table and chairs as well as in front of the area where the sink is located so that they can be warm when working and the floor can be protected when people are eating. You should choose area rugs that are made of some material that can be cleaned easily when you are choosing rugs for your kitchen.

Improving your kitchen is one of the best things you can do for your home. After all, it's always nice to hang out in a cozy and pretty looking kitchen isn't it? It also makes preparing meals a lot more fun. Pick out the tile of your choice and shop for area rugs to finish the look.

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