Archive for June, 2018
With consumers moving towards more health conscious purchases, it would only seem right to include the benefits of owning ceramic tile. Ceramic tile can be one of the most healthy flooring choices available for consumers. To help us better explain, we create a list with five reasons why ceramic tile is a healthy choice for customers. Let’s take a look!
Ceramic Tile: The Healthy Choice:
1. Go on, Let It Burn.
Interestingly enough, ceramic tile cannot burn. It is not a combustible material. Without the power to burn, it cannot create smoke or emit scary toxins. Unfortunately, that cannot be said about other flooring types. Luckily, ceramic tile can help keep you safe with its extraordinary ability to withstand extreme temperatures.
2. No Disguised Chemicals.
Ceramic tile does not contain scary chemicals that will make you fearful to touch it. You and your family can happily go about your lives without any worry about the chemicals inside your floors.
3. Now That is Resilience.
If you are a fan of science, you may know that in order to grow mold or mildew, you will need water. Crazily enough, ceramic tile is one of the only types of flooring that cannot grow mold or mildew. We see this because ceramic is composed of inorganic ingredients.
4. Allergy Sufferers, Rejoice.
Ceramic tile can be one of the easiest floors to clean. They only need a light dusting with a broom and mopping. The easy and light cleaning helps to make it perfect for homeowners or families that suffer from allergies. You can quickly remove dust, dander, and debris to help create a safe environment for all.
5. That’s Quality.
VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are harmful and can be found in other types of flooring. Luckily, ceramic tile is composed of all-natural ingredients making causing them not to emit VOC’s. Without VOC emission, you can increase your indoor air quality, making for a healthier and happier home.
You may be wondering, “where do I sign up?” We would love to assist you with finding the perfect ceramic tile for your home. With a vast selection of styles, colors, textures, and sizes, you are sure to find something that you will love. Stop in today to learn more!
- Cool Stark White. Cool white walls create a serene atmosphere. You can expect to see such a stark shade of white in contemporary style spaces because it adds to the feeling of “newness” that minimalist love. Often, when using this variation of white, you can keep the theme of the room simple which means there will be very little distraction or contrast.
- Creamy White. Creamy white almost gives off a heavenly feel. This variation is great for use in the bedroom since it promotes relaxation and peace. When using creamy white in your bedroom, try contrasting with layers of other types of white. For example, imagine cool white curtains and ivory bedding. This will add more dimensions to the room.
- Antique White. Antique white works in traditional spaces such as the living or dining room. Unlike cool white, antique white makes the room feel like it has been lived-in while providing an air of sophistication.
- Ivory. If you do not want a room to feel too cold, you might want to use an ivory white. White paint with ivory undertones adds a hint of warmth to the space. This variation of white compliments hardwood floors. To truly bring this look life, use halogen lighting.
- Gray White. Grayish white is not a variation that we see very often in homes. The gray undertones do not take away from the sophistication of the look. Instead, it serves as the perfect backdrop for more vivid hues. Colors such a purple, yellow and red work great as accent colors in a room with grayish white wall treatments.
- Warm White. Warm white has khaki undertones. This type of hue makes a space warm and welcoming, especially when you tie in natural materials.
Which white is your favorite choice? Let us know in the comment section.
Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Century Tile & Carpet!
Take a moment and think of a place that has a really beautiful design. It is clear that the owners of the building took time to think about the paint, architecture, decorations, and furniture in this place. Now focus in on the paint. What paint colors did they choose? Why do you believe they choose those paint colors? Well, there is no need to wonder how they did it because we will teach you how to properly pick your paint colors in five easy steps:
Step One: Design The Room.
The last thing you want to do is paint your room before you are finishing designing it. We know that it is frustrating to have to wait to paint your space because it is a big and exciting step, but we encourage you to wait. Take time to decorate and design your entire space before you apply a single coat of paint.
Step Two: Get Inspired.
Since you waited to paint your room, you can take a piece from your room as inspiration. You can find even more inspiration from rooms online. Just take some time to get a feel for what you are looking for before you jump right into selecting a paint color.
Step Three: Test It.
Before you buy all of your paint, buy some testers to try out on a section in your room. You will want to try them out in an area that gets direct sunlight and an area that gets no sunlight to see the difference. The couple of bucks you will spend on testers is well worth it before committing to a paint color.
Step Four: Choose a Sheen.
There are different types of sheen available for homeowners. You can choose from flat, flat enamel, eggshell enamel, satin enamel, semi-gloss enamel, or hi-gloss enamel. If you are unsure of which would look best, do not be afraid to ask for advice from a sales representative.
Step Five: Let It Flow.
You will want your rooms to all flow together; therefore, choose paint colors that go together with other rooms throughout your home. Make the transition easy on the eyes by making a palette that goes well together.
Paint can really tie together an entire room and so can flooring. Have you been thinking about replacing your current flooring? We would love to help you! Come and visit one of our beautiful showrooms to see all of your flooring possibilities.
When designing your living room, it is important to maximize its practical use without compromising on style. Living rooms are one of the most commonly used areas in a home; therefore, its design and layout affect the room’s functionality and usefulness to homeowners. Do not let your living room go unnoticed, but start by redesigning with our five easy living room design tips.
Living Room Design Tips:
Tip 1: Invest in High-Quality Materials.
Sofas and blankets on clearance may seem like a good idea at the time, but you are compromising your comfort for an inexpensive item. Always make an investment on items that you will touch or feel often because they increase your level of comfort. You can save money by purchasing inexpensive curtains because they will not be touched.
Tip 2: Save Money on Decor.
Decorative pieces are meant to sit still and will not move around often; therefore, you can spend less money on these items. They are less likely to break because they are not being touched.
Tip 3: Invest in Furniture.
Furniture is an essential item in living rooms and its ease of use should be a top priority for homeowners. The higher quality the item, the less likely you are to have to replace a broken hinge or door knob. If you are worried about cost, try buying items that are multipurpose. Dual-purpose furniture will eliminate the need for two items when the one piece of furniture can do both things.
Tip 4: Do Not Go Overboard on Trends.
Trends are not meant to last a lifetime; therefore, homeowners should focus on items that will remain timeless. A trendy item may seem like a great investment, but odds are it will go out of style within the next five years. If you are set on buying trendy items, stick to a budget so that you are not losing out on money.
Tip 5: Invest in Great Flooring.
Flooring is an extremely great investment because it can be timeless, durable and long-lasting. The flooring you choose can make a huge impact on the room’s overall design and depending on the texture, it can instantly add softness and comfort.
We would love to help you find the perfect flooring for your living room. Stop in and visit us for more information and to view our showroom. We look forward to helping you find the perfect flooring.
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You invested a lot of money into your gorgeous hardwood floors and for them to last a lifetime, they need to be properly cared for and maintained. To help homeowners in the maintenance process, we collected ten must-follow rules for the best success. Let’s take a look!
How to Care for Your Hardwood Floors:
No One. Climate Control.
Natural wood originates in a climate of 60 to 80 Fahrenheit with 35%-55% relative humidity. It is essential to always have on your HVAC system in order to maintain the proper temperature.
No Two. Routine Sweeping.
It is important to sweep/vacuum your hardwood floors regularly to increase their longevity. Just be sure to only use a brush head or felt tip. You want to avoid beater bars as they can damage your floors.
No. Three. Take Action.
To keep your floors looking beautiful longer, you need to take action as soon as you see a spill or accident. It is important to wipe the mess up with a soft, white cloth and the recommended cleaning products. For a list of recommendations, please visit your hardwood flooring manufacturer’s website.
No. Four. NEVER Use Water.
Wood and water just do not mix. It is best to avoid water altogether when cleaning your hardwood floors.
No. Five. Know Your Products.
Products containing oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products, lemon oil, tung oil, or ammonia should be avoided when cleaning your hardwood floors.
No. Six. Trim Pets’ Nails.
Keeping your pets’ nails trimmed can be good for their overall health as well as your floor’s health. While long nails can cause scratch marks, they can also potentially hurt your animal and cause them pain. It is best to keep your pets’ nails trimmed and cleaned.
No. Seven. Use Floor Protectors.
Floor protectors can be a great aid for heavy furniture and appliances. Just be sure to buy flooring protectors with no dyes.
No. Eight. Avoid Wearing Shoes.
High heels and spiked shoes can be hardwood floor’s worst enemy. To avoid damage and tracing inside lingering dirt, you can establish a “no shoes indoors” rule.
No. Nine. Place a Doormat at Entrances/Exits.
Cut dirt and debris off at the source—the doorway. Place a doormat in front of entrances and exits of the home to avoid tracing it inside of your home. Also, it can be a smart idea to place mats outside of your bathroom and near the sink in the kitchen. These areas typically attract water which is hardwood’s enemy.
No. Ten. Always use a White Cloth.
You never want to use a dyed or colored product on your hardwood floors because it has the potential to transfer. Instead, opt for a soft, white cloth to get the job done.
Are you interested in learning other ways to care for your other types of flooring? Be sure to check out our other posts at https://blog.century-tile.com.