Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tile and Stone Flooring

Ceramic tile and natural stone are timeless flooring choices that bring a touch of class and easy care to the home.

Living Room Likeability

Don't pigeonhole tile as just a kitchen and bath flooring. Tile makes a beautiful statement in living and dining spaces, too, thanks to its timeless and natural character.

Contemporary Choices in Tile

Various tile choices offer sleek, contemporary styling for rooms with a modern approach. Try large concrete or irregular slate tiles to make a substantial statement. Or use glossy ceramic tiles for a backdrop to clean-line design.

The Tradition of Stone

Natural stone presents a striking, upscale look in any room. Consider it an investment in your home as it is one of the more expensive flooring choices. Natural stone is a fashionable compliment to traditional style with its classic, and sometimes old-world, look.

Tile Offers Form and Function

In the kitchen and bath, the potential for messes and moisture requires a flooring that is high in function, durability, and water-resistance. Tile and stone meet this challenge and bring with it handsome design choices from traditional to contemporary.

Shopping Tips

Consider these tips and resources as you set out on the adventure of shopping for flooring.

-- Take along paint chips and fabric swatches to narrow down the vast array of color and pattern choices. You'll still want to bring home samples to make your final decisions in the space and lighting of your own home. But having these elements along in the showroom will help you weed out absolutely "won't work" options from the beginning.

-- Take rough room measurements ahead of time. Although you'll need precise measurements before installation, estimates will let you get a quick cost figure in mind as you shop. You want to know if a certain material you fall in love with really is within your budget.


  1. hey Sylvia thanks for this information,its real helpful, however can u please help us to know which way of flooring is cheaper in bongo.i love wood floor but iam not sure how expensive it gets in Tanzania.Can you please give us different details about places to shop and what they have to offer?thank u

  2. Hi, thanks for your compliment, okay, what iam planning to do is i will shop around and I will give you the feed back and the contacts of the shops/companies so that you can communicate with them.

    I hope on tuesday 11/10/2011 you will get the answer. stay blessed.

  3. that will be real helpful.thank u!