See the advantages and disadvantages of kitchen floors
There are so many models available on the market for kitchen flooring that is hard to know what the best, its advantages and disadvantages.
There are many different types of kitchen floor. According to Sillas de Souza Charles, Manager of the Master unit House Partridges, many floors that were used only in external environments are being adapted for inside the House, especially in kitchens. The main reason for this change, in addition to the aesthetic issue, is the ease of cleaning associated with humidity resistance.
These floors are basically compositions of a few materials such as stones, ceramics, cement, glass or PVC. The pure floors most common are cuts of stones, mostly granite, marble, or rock.
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The most common are made with gum. However there are pads made with other materials, such as stone and organic materials, other than those produced in stainless steel and metal. Generally the tablets are found on the walls, but can be used on the ground and give a little more fun to the environment (photo: reproduction/Shutterstock)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of floor for kitchen?
In General, all these floors are resilient. However, each of which has particular properties, which make them more suitable for each use. In addition, the prices vary greatly, so the buying decision can be strongly affected by this factor.
Generally, use pure stones in places that favor sophistication, quality and durability. The installation of these floors is highly specialized, requiring additional care that requires even more your use. Its durability, however is unquestioned. It should be remembered that the Roman and Greek temples from the 7th century b.c. still have floors, walls, columns and marble sculptures, some of which intact until today. Are floors that can be cleaned with water and neutral SOAP. However, are sensitive to abrasive products that use chlorine or excess lye in his compositions.
The synthetic floors can be good options for mass circulation areas, such as concrete, cement burning, or the most modern of epoxies. These floors are common in parking lots, shopping areas, although currently have gained much prestige in indoor areas of residence, as social rooms, but mainly in the kitchens. Are easy to maintain, but your installation is not always simple and sometimes impractical for very small environments.
The ceramic floors, quite common in kitchens are usually options known to the public. Their prices vary greatly depending on the quality, materials used or aesthetic finish. The ceramic porcelain floors have been used lately, because combine quality and durability at prices that, although more expensive than conventional ceramics, compensate over the long term, given the ease of maintenance and visual effect that offer. Nowadays there are porcelain stoneware floors that mimic wood, concrete, granite, etc. burned. Depending on the case, end up being an economical choice, because as much as they are more expensive than conventional ceramics, are cheaper than pure stone floors, with approximate aesthetic effect.
In this group there are the hydraulic tiles, which usually bring colored prints that well used give personality and joy to the environments. The simplest models are not expensive. However, the intense use that lately did increase prices significantly. Can be customized.
Finally, the pads are that floors mainly use glass in your composition. The use in kitchens has been widespread lately, but require care both in installation and maintenance. The positive point is that provide feeling of modernity to the environments.
How to care for every designed for kitchen?
The stone floors are those that require less maintenance, because water and neutral SOAP can clean them. However, easy cleaning doesn’t mean easy care. Because they are porous, can stain if not properly treated. For this reason, it is not recommended using conventional cleaning products, such as instant cleansers, chlorine, etc.
In opposition the stones, the vinyl floors are the most demanding care. Some of them should only be cleaned with its own products, which must be weighed at the time of purchase.
The cement floors are more brittle, less common in good quality ceramics, especially the porcelain tiles, which are also more resistant to scratches and behave well using conventional cleaning products. However, it is important to stick to the recommendations of the manufacturers as the maintenance, as there is enough variation in relation to quality of flooring of the same type.
Where can be found the kitchen floors?
In General, the ceramic floors can be found easily in major building material stores and even out-of-print floors can be found in specialty shops that calls on the market of cemeteries of tiles. There are several out there. Some of these large stores sell cheaper stones floors as slate, unusual option these days for kitchens.
One or other of these stores sell Granites or marbles. These more expensive stones are typically found in specialty stores. Sales are usually offered with the placement service.
Vinyl floorings or epoxy are harder to find in department stores. When they offer, are in reduced options. There’s a greater supply of price and quality in specialist shops, which often meet over the internet.