Tiling from all around the world
When you're looking at timber flooring, one of the first decisions you'll need to make is whether to use a softwood or a hardwood. All trees are split into one of these two categories. Hardwoods do tend to be harder, but the distinction actually relates to seed structure. Hardwood trees have coating around their seeds, while softwood trees do not.
When it comes to flooring, most people assume hardwood timber is the right choice, but that isn't necessarily the case.
Bamboo has quickly emerged as an excellent alternative to hardwood flooring, and it has been praised for its durability, sturdiness, and uniqueness. Bamboo flooring also has a vibrant colour that gives your home an elegant look. However, one of the issues that most people face with this kind of flooring is that the boards start to warp over time. Luckily, there are measures that you can follow right from the installation stage to prevent this problem and extend the durability of your flooring.
When looking to update your home — or even just one room — it can be very easy to let budgets run out of control. Flicking through design magazines and browsing in stores, you can get carried away looking at fancy polished marble surfaces and expensive hardwood furniture. However, it pays to remember that there are plenty of affordable options that look just as good and often perform better practically. Take, for instance, wood counters for kitchens.
A laminate flooring is one that is made to look like another material, usually hardwood, but which is much easier to care for and which may be much more durable overall. A laminate wood floor is also often lighter than a real wood floor, so you don't need to brace up the subfloor when the laminate is installed. It may also come in long sections rather than individual slats, so it's easier to install overall.
Area rugs can be a great way to spruce up or define your space and enhance the décor. However, there are multiple rugs suitable for a wide range of floors, designs of the living space, and the overall décor of your living space. For this reason, finding the perfect one for your home can be quite challenging. When shopping for rugs, you will want to consider the size that will fit your space.
Tiling is used in all sorts of houses and structures around the world. I find it really intriguing to look at the different effects that you can achieve with the same technique, from simple and modern floors to intricate designs that mimic paintings and other designs. I have taken a selection of photos as I've travelled around the world and found tiling that is beautiful and unique. On this blog I show these pictures of different tiling installation as well as a brief description of where I saw them, the materials used and any information I know about the installation techniques used.