How to Select your Kid’s Room Flooring

August 03, 2016  //  Posted by: Nancy  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

How to Select your Kid’s Room FlooringYou just need to keep in mind that you are not going for the flooring for your room or any other of the room but you are going for selecting your kid’s room flooring which must be according and keeping in mind the perception of your kid’s choices. So it is considered to be important for taking in to account the important things which you are going to need in the matters of going for selecting your kid’s room flooring which you actually want to have at your home. Not only that, you need to go looking that it is a girl’s room or a boy’s room. Yes, because these both have different liking which you must not go for getting it in to one.

This article will help you in providing advice about the things which you must go for at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring at your home. Well, if you will ask me than you can also go for asking your kids about the exact scenario of the things which they want to install in their room. This will, help you in knowing for what are your kid’s choices and you can go for one of the best type of flooring for your children which you want to go for at your home. You can also consider it as selecting your kid’s room flooring is considered to be the duty of the home owners which can help you in winning the hearts of your kids.

How to select your kid’s room flooring

  • Amongst all the option, one of my favourite types of flooring which you can go for considering at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring is the vinyl flooring. Not only that, there are many different patterns and options which you can go for in your kid’s room. Go for having jigsaw puzzle pattern, flowering patterns, cartoon prints, etc. and many more of the options which you can consider to be your option to go for in your home.
  • As you are going for selecting your kid’s room flooring, you need to understand that the flooring is going to be used in many different matters like for playing, drawing, etc. and many more of the uses. And for this one of the good options which you can go for trying up at your home is the laminated flooring. All the points which you want can be captured under the option of selecting laminated flooring for your kid’s room.
  • Hardwood flooring is considered to be another option which you can go for at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring at your home. As this flooring option is considered to be stronger enough so there would be no threat that it will be damaged or get fatigue. They are considered to be stronger flooring option which you can definitely go for trying up at your home. Not only these, but there are many other options which you can definitely go for at the time of selecting your kid’s room flooring at your home.



Removing Ceramic Wall Tiles without Damaging Drywall

May 04, 2015  //  Posted by: ctsischolar  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

removing ceramic wall tilesCeramic wall tiles offer you with a good advantage that it is easy to clean. Taking from kitchen backsplashes to the bathroom walls, it is very easy to clean. Ceramic walls are very adjustable in any décor as they showcase themselves in a varied range of colors, sizes and designs. Meanwhile after the passage of time the tiles may show signs of wear or it may crack. But it is possible to remove ceramic tiles on drywall. The only thing you need to have is patience. In certain cases, additional minor repairs are also need to be done on your drywall after the removal of tiles. Here are few steps to remove the ceramic wall tiles without damaging drywall.

Grout Removal Tools

The most time consuming thing to do in this project is removing the grout. But here is the solution to save up your time and energy. Special tools are available that enables your job to go in a speedy manner and also ensures that the drywall is not gouged underneath by you accidentally. Manual grout tools helps in resembling an ice pick and contains a sharp point which cuts into the old grout and helps to crumble it. The same task can also be performed by handheld rotary and oscillating tools which fill or grinds away the old grout. In order to easily pick out the tile with manual grout removal tool, a heat gun should be held near with hardened caulk.

Tile removal

The way of the tiles coming off is affected by the method used to attach the tiles to the wall. More efforts are required to remove the tiles if tiles are installed with thinset or another tile adhesive method. In order to meddle the tiles loose, a wide-bladed sharp knife can be used. As soon as the tiles are loosen, put them off with a knife. The one and only way for removing the tiles set in mortar is to break them and then scrape them off from the mortar bed.

Drywall Preparation

Some of the ceramic wall tiles get out of the drywall but leave behind them a little indication of them being there. Most certainly they leave some leftovers of the bonding agent behind. The two frequent wall tile bonding agents are thinset and mastic. Here thinset is a cement-based product whereas mastic works as resemble of thick glue. An oscillating tool is use to grind off thinset which is equipped with a carbide rasp. Scrap off mastic with the help of a sharp knife. While going through the tile removing process, if the drywall is damaged then a skimcoat of drywall joint compound should be used to repair it and then only paint or wallpaper should be applied to it.

Safety Measures

While removing ceramic tiles on drywalls, windows should be kept open for generation of adequate ventilation. While undergoing grout removal process, the small bits of grout becomes airborne. An important safety measure is to wear a face mask which restricts breathing the dust from the air. Ceramic tiles are sharp edged so wear a protective hand gloves to protect your hand. There is a chance that the tiles may break into small shards so also wear goggle or other protective eyewear.



Wet Roof Deck

November 09, 2014  //  Posted by: ctsischolar  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

Wet roof is such a thing which cannot be ignored. But this problem does not go away just by recovering a wet roof deck.  The reason behind it is that recovering a roof deck will only cause a roof to blister or cause any other serious problems which is not covered by any kind of warranty. Thus don’t ignore this wet roofing issue.

Here is the process as to how to recover the wet roof deck in the correct way. The first step you should do is to find out the wet areas in the roof. For doing this you should you should be completing one of the three moisture surveys which are infrared, nuclear and capacitance. None of this moisture can actually measure the moisture.      You might be thinking if it does not measure moisture what’s the need of conducting this survey. It does not measure moisture but it measures the level of effect of moisture which has within its roofing materials.

For getting the best result, you should match up the moisture scan with your roof. Each of the type of moisture scan works differently for your roof. Infrared survey is such which measures the heat which is retained or lost in the insulation which has become damp. Talking about the ballasted roof, they are not a good option for infrared surveys because rock themselves retain a lot of heat giving the false reading of it and thus you can’t get a real result. Nuclear moisture surveys are the one which measures the hydrogen atoms in the roof. That means that any membrane possessing a large hydrogen chemical component will give a positive result. Water is considered to be a good conductor of electricity and capacitance survey is one such survey which measures the electricity which is travelling through the roofing material. This will be useless if it is used on a roof with wet or ponded areas and it may need modified instruments on EPDM roofs.

The decision of replacing depends upon the amount of moisture that is present in the roof. Higher the amount of moisture in the roof, higher will be the expense on repairing or replacing those areas. If you have a roof of 100000 square feet and four eight by ten foot areas are wet then it makes sense to replace those areas. But guess thirty five percent of your roofs are wet and that too it is scattered then the labor needed to replace all those wet roof sections equals to the expense of tearing off the entire roof.

Have you thought about leaking even after the recent roof replacement? It can be possible if the design of the roof is poor and the installation is also improper then there are several roofs which experience water leakage quickly after the construction. In certain cases water leakage through a roof membrane through the roof membrane and it goes unnoticed then it can create a huge problem for your roof. It can cause the deterioration of your roof.

Know How To Preserve Your Marble Flooring

August 22, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

Marble FlooringYour marble flooring is certainly the pride of your home. The natural stone is blessed with an innate elegant appeal that can work to glam up any kind of décor, be it a vintage or contemporary. Moreover, it’s hardy and comes with lasting benefits. However, you have to be cautious with marble flooring since marble maintenance demands an elaborate process. The post below is a brief on marble maintenance tips.

Regular cleaning

You have to clean up your marble floor regularly. For general cleaning, use tepid water which is neither too cold nor too hot. Proceed with small sections on the floor and every time you finish off mopping a particular section, wipe it dry immediately with a rag. Make sure to use soft rags both in case of mopping and drying. Marble floors can be extremely slippery & dangerous while wet and hence you should dry up the surface before moving on to the next section.

General dirt removal

When it comes to getting rid off general dirt from your floor surface, use neutral ph based cleaning agent. The detergent you take to should neither be alkaline or acidic to ensure a gentle effect on the flooring.

Removing food stains

In case of food stains you have to use a soft rage soaked peroxide solution. Rub the soaked cloth on your floor surface gently without getting too hard.

The don’ts of marble cleaning

You must know that marble flooring presents a softer surface, despite being sturdy. Thus, it’s prone to scratches easily which is why you should not take to very abrasive cleaners while doing up the floor surface. Vinegar, which is a common cleaning agent, is another no-no here when it comes to marble floors. Vinegar contains acidic properties that will damage your classy flooring.

Get professional help

You must take to specialist marble floor cleaners at least once in a year to ensure the new polished look always.

Essentials to keep in mind while polishing you hardwood flooring

November 05, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

hardwood flooring, flooringWe all love hardwood floorings. They look glamorous and costly and give our house and home décor a sophisticated look. The best thing about hardwood floors is that they are timeless and versatile. However hardwood floors need regular maintenance and if not done right, you could end up doing more harm then good.

Here are a few essential tips that need to be kept in mind when you are polishing your hardwood flooring:

• Choose the right materials. It is best to consult an expert on what kind of polish and other materials to go for when you are polishing your floor. The wrong product can change the look of your floors.

• If you are not comfortable doing it yourself, hire an expert, learn as you see the first time and maybe you can do it yourself the next time. There are many tutorials available over the internet as well.

Why is laminate flooring practical

September 20, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

laminate flooring, flooringWe all want to be creative when it comes to deciding on the kind of floors to have for our home. No matter what you choose, one thing that has to be kept in mind is that your floors should not only go with the décor of your house but also be able to withstand the daily challenges inflicted upon it. Here are a few reasons why laminate flooring is a good solution when it comes to your floors:

• The first reason why laminate flooring is a good solution is because it is hardy and will not require a lot of maintenance from your side.
• Secondly, laminate floorings are available in a wide variety of colors and forms. They can even replicate stone floors.
• The third reason is that they are cost effective and economical. You get a long lasting, versatile flooring solution that is easy on the pocket too.

Cork tile for basement flooring

April 13, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

Cork tile, basement flooringBasements are typically humid and warm areas perfect for mold and mildew infestation. While choosing basement flooring, be careful about the material. Cork flooring is a widely popular element in basement flooring besides concrete. Cork is a natural, eco-friendly material containing a chemical suberin, which makes it resistant to moisture and hence pests and mold infestation. This factor is of prime importance in case of a basement.

Cork is good for insulation during winter because of its honey-comb structure and prevents the sub-floor coldness to get into your house. These cellular structures trap gas inside it giving the floor a cushioning effect to your feet. Unlike hardwood floors, cork tiles resist the entry of water and are very durable. It is elastic, scuff resistant and hard to damage under natural conditions. Cork tiles are available in various patterns and designs for you to choose from. Cork tiles are the best when it comes to basement flooring, considered the area doesn’t get flooded.

Custom marble designs for your home

February 16, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

Marbles are a sign of sophistication and elegance. To give your home the unique elite look then you must opt for custom marble designs. You must be thinking that the custom made marble designs will cost a fortune… no it won’t. If you attach custom made marble designer titles on your bathroom and kitchen will be cost much less than your expectation. Generally people choose a durable, tough material like granite then it is quite good and the stone stays quite well on kitchen counter top and sinks and pretty reasonable. Though it faces a lot of abuse and wear and tear but it is hard enough to stay steady and can be considered scratch resistant. On internet you can search and find out the different colors and textures of granite and can decide of choosing the one that suits your kitchen or bathroom well, and matches the color of the walls and other accessories as well.


Installing Hardwood below Grade

February 27, 2011  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling, Home Care, Home Decor, Home Improvement

Flooring in home is categorized into three parts: below grade, on grade and above grade. Below grade means the flooring is installed below the ground level of the home. This area is prone to absorb moisture from several sources like leaks in plumbing works, water run off and similar other factors. For such areas it is advisable to avoid the use of hardwood flooring as the moisture will degrade hardwood and cause decay of the flooring.

People who like to make use of hardwood flooring should opt for engineered wood floor. Engineered wood is suitable for below grade installation and has capacity to resist moisture up to certain extent. But it cannot be protected from decay from conditions like flooding. It is consisting of many layers of real wood and plastic laminated between it. To increase the stability, the layers of wood are placed above one another at right angle.

Is It Possible to Level a Bathroom Floor?

February 27, 2011  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling, Home Care, Home Decor, Home Improvement

The method to be used for leveling bathroom depends on whether there is some space available below the bathroom like sub floor or basement. If this is the case then leveling of bathroom flooring is easy but if there are no space then self leveling products has to be used. The second method is very easy and saves lot of time but it is costly as compared to the first. Only one bag of sack mix will not do, so order in considerable amount to get the work done properly.

After completing the leveling, wonder board or hard backer has to be installed. To prevent the damage done by moisture, make use of felt roofing to create a barrier for moisture between the floor and board. After use of roofing belt, install chicken wire into the mud, then put more amount of mud and level the flooring. Once this is done put tile on the bathroom floor and your flooring work will get completed.