Flooring throughout homes and businesses have so many different options. Depending on your individual tastes and designs, you can choose various tips of natural or manmade stone tile and grout, hardwood flooring options, carpets, vinyl composition tile or VCT, as well as polished and colored concrete. Today we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like touch on several options as you decide your preference and the maintenance you are committed to.
Terrazzo Tile Flooring
Terrazzo used in commercial and residential properties requires routine professional cleaning and sealing services as well as day to day care. Terrazzo comprised of marble, quartz, granite, glass, and other materials. Terrazzo is cured, ground and polished to ascertain a smooth surface. Because the nature of it is very porous, it is crucial to maintain a good sealant; otherwise stains can easily blemish your Terrazzo tile and will be a challenge to remove. The sealant affords you the time to treat the spills before they become a problem. Be sure to remove the dust and debris daily and spot clean the stains.
Hardwood floors are always popular. There are many options to choose from, but no matter your preferences removing the dust, dirt, and other form of debris, as well as any cleaning up the surface spots is necessary on regular bases. Hardwood floors need to avoid getting wet and should only come into contact with liquids if it means getting a stain out, but should be dried promptly. Refinishing services by a professional can extend the life and give you the options of new colors if you become bored.
Granite Tile Flooring
Granite is an igneous rock, formed from magnum, which is extremely hard and dense, but still brittle. Granite is often used in flooring and countertops due to its high durability. True granite material is the hardest of the polished stones available and is resistant to most chemicals, but has a weakness to oils, as the oils can permeate the stone. Having unique patterns and colors, and being resistant to not only chemical but acidic compounds from soft drinks and juices, heat, scratches, stains, mold, and mildew; with the proper care and maintenance your granite surfaces can be highly ideal.
Concrete comes in array of textures and colors, and can easily be utilized inside and outside. Exposure to the elements, foot traffic and other circumstances determines how often your concrete surfaces need a professional cleaning and sealing. But with regular maintenance and professional services, concrete flooring can be the newest trend that will last your for years.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
Porcelain tiles are a classic and considered an upgrade from ceramic tile. Porcelain is a mixture of fine porcelain clays and that is fired at more extreme temperatures. Porcelain tile is far denser and less porous, leaving it much harder with its manufacturing process than ceramic. Moisture and stain absorption is significantly less likely. With porcelain tiles you have options in the finish, from polished to textured, to hone and glazed, each finish requires specific cleaning and professional maintenance.
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Ceramic tile is created with a mixture of clays and other natural materials. The specific clays are mined from the earth and then shaped, colored, and fired. Traditional ceramic tile are left in their natural colors and are unglazed like terra cotta. With a glazed finish is usually done with high gloss or matte finishes. Ceramic tiles offer a variety of colors and designs on the surfaces.
Quartz Tile Flooring
Quartz tile is one of the stones that require little maintenance and has a natural sheen and beauty. It is one of the strongest materials on earth; it can tolerate intense weather conditions and high volumes of traffic abuse. Unique and natural patterns add to the appeal and it is scratch, heat, stain, mold, and mildew resistant with the proper care and maintenance
Soapstone Tile Flooring
Soapstone, one of the softer known rocks, is a metamorphic rock comprised of mineral talc and is rich in magnesium. Soapstone has a 2nd form as well that is normally used in carvings. It is made of steatite, a harder substance compared to the talc, normally used in carvings. Soapstone made from steatite that is crafted into tile is often seen in on surfaces sinks, flooring and fireplaces. It can easily absorb and evenly distribute heat. Soapstone is stain resistant and requires little maintenance.
Slate is a very dense yet soft stone. The low porosity makes it susceptible to scratches and etches as well as dirt and debris buildup. Being a natural stone it is more frequently used for countertops and flooring. It requires considerable maintenance and professional care to maintain the shine and vibrancy.
Saltillo Tile Flooring
Saltillo tile is handmade tile originating from Mexico; it is often stained in variety shades of yellow, oranges, and beiges. It is extremely porous and without training, hard to keep clean. Proper sealing is important, otherwise it will easily absorb and accumulated layers upon layers of dirt, grime, germs, and bacteria. Due to the porous nature, Saltillo can easily be stained.
Travertine is widely used and with sealing treatments to better protects the stone from acids and foreign substances the travertine can last you a long time with its natural beauty and shine.
Marble is a soft stone; it can quickly become dull and scratched, especially in high traffic areas. But has a natural elegance people so desire. With extra care and diligence, along with professional cleaning and sealing services, marble can be kept in optimal condition.
VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile) Flooring
VCT or vinyl composite tiles are very economical and still offers a variety of styles and colors. Strip and wax services performed by a professional regularly can keep it in optimal condition for years.