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Columbus Tile and Carpet, Georgia Flooring – ColumbusflooringandmoreAuthor : Jim KnightFlooring & More - Carpet One of Columbus, GA offers the largest selection of carpet, rugs, wood,stone, tile, vinyl and laminate in the Chattahoochee Valley including Phenix City & Fort Benning. Address : Columbus Flooring and More 4848 River Road Columbus Georgia 31904 PH 706.324.4451 FX 706.324.0359 Different Types of Flooring TilesThe floor of a house is that part which is subject to the most wear and tear. Unfortunately, often itis the most neglected part of the house as well. Using the proper flooring tiles can not onlyincrease the longevity of the floor, but add to the charm of the house as well.In order to make the right decision on the kind of flooring tiles to install, you must first know whatthe different types of flooring tiles available are. Here is a brief overview:1. Mosaic – Mosaic is basically the use of differently colored stones packed together.Consequently, mosaic tiles offer a lot of variety, from the mundane to the really out-of-the-worldlook. They are long-lasting and impervious to water, mud, and grease. They are cold to the touch,an advantage in warmer climes but not so in colder areas.2. Terracotta – Terracotta is baked clay. Tiles of this natural material provide a natural look thatis unsurpassed in beauty. Moreover, no two tiles are unique. Hence, if you use terracotta tiles,you can be sure of giving a unique look to your house.3. Rubber – This is one of the cheaper options you have as regards flooring tiles. These are madefrom recycled rubber and available in a wide variety of colors. They are not usually used in theinteriors of the house but usually in basements and garages.4. Vinyl – Vinyl is an artificial material that can be used to make durable but cheap tiles. Theyare usually used in institutions and commercial establishments, and rarely used in residentialhouses.5. Ceramic – While vinyl is an artificial material, ceramic is inorganic and non-metallic. Ceramictiles can be used to resemble natural flooring materials like marble or granite at a fraction of theoriginal cost.6. Porcelain – This is one of the most beautiful, and most expensive, tile options in the market.Porcelain tiles are manufactured by compacting dust at very high pressures, creating a materialthat has very high density and resistance to water absorption. Also, they can be made toresemble any material.7. Glass – Modern technology has enabled the use of glass in flooring. While not as strong astheir bulletproof counterparts, glass tiles are extremely tough while at the same time retaining a
glossy look. They can also be made to resemble other materials like mosaic or brick.8. Metal – Like almost every other thing in the world, flooring tiles can also be made of metal.Although expensive and difficult to install, metal tiles last a lifetime. They can resemble bronze orbrass but are usually made of steel.9. Marble – Of all the options given till now, marble is the most expensive. However, because ofits sheer class, the use of marble tiles is often favored by the rich. This is a material that hasadorned the floors of palaces in the past, and still finds favor in the mansions of today.As you can see, as far as flooring tiles options go, you are literally spoiled for choice.For more information Click Here========================================================= How to choose the Perfect Area Rug for Your Home“A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.” - Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983), American journalist and author.As you can decipher from the above quote, buying a rug is not an easy task. Hopefully, this articlecan make that task a little easier.Before we embark on the tips that will tell you how to choose the perfect area rug for your home,let us spend a few minutes on what rugs are important for. For one, they keep your feet warmand cozy, sheltered from the cold floor. Secondly, they can markedly improve the appearance ofthe interiors. Thirdly, rugs are good sound absorbers, helping maintain the peace in your home.Now, let’s move on to some tips for buying the ideal area rug for your home. The six things thatshould determine your choice are traffic, location, size & shape, pattern, texture and price.If you are buying the area rug for your drawing room that is frequented by a lot of people, youshould be concerned about wear and tear due to numerous footfalls. Consequently, you shouldlook at rugs made of durable materials like nylon, wool or sisal.If the area rug is going to be in the sun a lot, choose acrylic as the material is extremely resistantto the fading effects of sunlight. If there is the likelihood of moisture around the rug,polypropylene is a good choice. Jute is a wrong choice in both situations as it is adversely affectedby sunlight and water.Area rugs come in many shapes and sizes. It is obvious that your choice should depend on wherein your home you want to keep it - what kind of space is available. Be sure to measure out thisspace accurately before going out for your purchase. If you want the rug to feel soft on your toes,opt for cotton or jute rugs. However, be warned that these are not very durable.Also, there are a variety of patterns available and the choice here is a matter of personal opinion.At the same time, there are certain patterns that work well in certain situations. For example, ifyou want to make the area rug the center of attention, choose a center medallion pattern. If youwant some other showpiece to hold center stage, opt for a repetitive pattern. If you already havea lot of patterned upholstery in the room, a solid color is the best choice.Now, we come to price. As with almost any other product that you purchase from the market,
price is an important determinant. Know that area rugs made of natural materials like wool andjute cost more than those made of artificial fibers like acrylic and polypropylene. Also, higher thestitch count and more ornate the pattern, higher is the price.As you can see, there are lots of things to be considered when buying an area rug. However, withthese guidelines, you can make the right choice.For more information Click Here