Published at Thursday, February 22nd 2018, 07:47:58 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, February 22nd 2018, 07:27:34 AM by edgarquintero. design. Due to their, well, openness, open spaces thrive with the potential for horizontal surfaces. Work these horizontal planes (e.g., shelves) in wherever it makes sense and is useful. For example, the large “shelf” near the floor under this kitchen island work station is floating, which maintains an open feeling, but it also provides storage and decorative function within the space.
Published at Thursday, February 22nd 2018, 07:00:08 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 Sunday, August 05th 2018, 10:46:34 AM by edgarquintero. The system must be well designed from the get-go, because it is neither practical nor inexpensive to go in and change an underfloor heating system once it’s in place.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 AM by edgarquintero. While you immediately feel the hot air blowing from a conventional forced-air heating system, an underfloor heating system takes a bit longer to warm up. (Once running, of course, the underfloor heat is more consistent and effective.)
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. You can definitely make a strong impression right from the start with marble flooring on the entryway. However, you should know this is not exactly a practical idea since marble gets stained easily and needs constant maintenance.
design. Published at Saturday, August 04th 2018, 07:56:55 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 Thursday, August 02nd 2018, 02:13:19 AM by edgarquintero. With all that they have going for them, it might be hard to understand what, exactly, could be a disadvantage of having an open floor plan and opting for a closed floor plan instead. Well, there are a few cons to the open floor plan, depending on your point of view.
design. Published at Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 10:30:53 AM by edgarquintero. Other common terms for underfloor heating include heated floors, in-floor heating, electric floor heating, or floor heating systems.
design. Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 10:24:30 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.
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