Published at Thursday, November 30th 2017, 10:48:52 AM by edgarquintero. design. Once in place, hot water radiant heating tubing can be covered up with most types of flooring, although carpet isn’t ideal due to its insulative qualities, which end up counteracting the whole heating idea. Although the upfront installation costs are more, hot water radiant heating is the most popular and cost-effective way to heat a whole house – this system can be up to 30% more efficient than forced-air heating.
Published at Thursday, November 30th 2017, 09:30:43 AM by edgarquintero. design. Did you know that, although it sounds terribly modern and technical, underfloor heating actually dates back hundreds, by some counts thousands, of years? The Romans, for example, warmed rooms in their homes by running the flues for their “basement” fires, tended religiously by slaves, under elevated floors of marble.
Published at Thursday, November 30th 2017, 08:33:26 AM by edgarquintero. design. Imagine waking up, climbing out of bed, and stepping not onto ice blocks that are your morning floorboards but instead onto a comfortably warm floor. Sounds nice, doesn’t it, especially at the approach of cooler fall, and then downright icy winter, weather. The way to achieve this toasty method of home heating is through underfloor heating. If it sounds complicated and intimidating, read on – you might be surprised to learn that it’s not that far out of reach for even the most traditional minds.
design. Published at Friday, August 10th 2018, 05:54:18 AM by edgarquintero. The reasons why we, in general, love marble so much, are numerous and include details such as the fact that marble is very easy to work with and can be milled, machined and tumbled which allows it to have multiple uses. Marble floors are quite common although less popular than marble counters or table tops. Of course, marble floors don’t suit every type of space.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 05:19:01 AM by edgarquintero. This is a rather interesting and unusual design which features irregular-shaped marble tiled on the perimeter around the tub complemented by wood for the rest of the floor. It’s a way of delineating the tub area in the case of an open space bathroom.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 02:51:38 AM by edgarquintero. Keep in mind that marble floors need to be sealed and maintained on a regular basis if you want them to look beautiful for a long time and to also last longer. The living room is not exactly a space where you can make compromises so be prepared.
design. Published at Monday, August 06th 2018, 11:47:27 AM by edgarquintero. If you want to get that stylish look associated with marble without the disadvantages of the material or the high price, you can opt for porcelain tiles as an alternative. This might actually turn out to be the best solution for the entryway which is a high traffic area.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 10:46:34 AM by edgarquintero. Having a marble floor in the kitchen is tricky considering in how many different ways it can get damaged or stained. Remember to only clean it with mild products and to immediately clean up stains from lemons, tomatoes and acidic substances in general.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 AM by edgarquintero. Within the family-centered household, a variety of ages and subsequent activities, interests, and schedules will arise. The open floor plan tends to put everyone into the same mixing pot, as it were, and leaves them to fend for their private arrangements in a more public setting. “Enclosed spaces may work better in a house where everyone needs their space”.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. Depending on the type of marble, its color and veining, you might want to either opt for large floor tiles or for smaller ones that together form a mosaic with a unique pattern. Large tiles are best for showcasing soft and uniform marble veins and patterns.
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