Have Fun with Tile in your Kitchen and Bathroom Redesign!

  • By Jennifer
  • 31 Aug, 2017
If you are renovating your kitchen or bathroom in the near future, you are about to enter into an exciting and creative process. You are finally getting the kitchen design that you’ve always wanted. At long last, your bathroom is going to feel like a spa. You’ve waited so long for this renovation to happen, so now is the time to let your creativity and personality shine.

One way to not only exhibit your unique personality in your renovation, but also to create a sense of sophistication is to effectively use tile on the floor. Tile is so much more than a basic covering—when used properly, it can completely transform a space. It can make your kitchen the chic, glamorous focal point of your home, and it can transform an ordinary bathroom into a resort retreat.

Designers today certainly know how to have fun with tile, and they want homeowners to have that same sense of fun when incorporating it into their home. Here are some clever ways to use tile in your upcoming renovation!

Make the Floor Extraordinary
Replacing your existing vinyl or laminate flooring with ceramic tile is an instant way to transform your space into a room of luxury and elegance. Tile looks wonderful whether you choose to lay it in a typical grid pattern, or a more creative design.

Your Tub and Shower are Fair Game
What some homeowners tend to forget is that tile is so much more than a floor covering. It can also be used in your upcoming kitchen or bathroom renovation in other beautiful ways.
If you are doing a bathroom renovation, consider covering the shower wall with tile. Not only will it be a beautiful enhancement to the space, but it is a functional way to keep your tub’s water properly in place. We highly recommend a travertine tile or a subway tile if you want to go in this direction.

If a kitchen renovation is on your radar, tile makes a beautiful backsplash and can complement both your appliances and countertops in a pleasing way. A backsplash can be just as versatile as it is practical. While countless designs for tile backsplashes exist on the marketplace, we recommend considering metal tiles in the backsplash closest to your oven. These tiles can withstand the heat of cooking and the wear and tear of frequent usage.

Why Stop at the Bathroom or Kitchen?
Incorporating tile into your floor design can’t (and shouldn’t) just be limited to a bathroom or kitchen. Keep the patterns and color schemes in those rooms going by extending those designs into other spaces in your home! How? Think of a hallway as more of a narrow passage and use a tile pattern that echoes the same design schemes you’ve used in your renovation. Create an accent wall or a unique work of art for your living or family room. You can even incorporate tile into your patio design!

Valley Floor Coverings has versatile tile designs that will perfect your kitchen and bathroom renovation project. We would be honored to make the room you’ve always dreamed of a reality. Call us today at 401-724-8650, visit our website , or email us at Jennifer@vfcri.com to discuss your tile options for your upcoming project.


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Your living room is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s where your family convenes to watch movies or TV together, and where your guests might sit around for conversation during a party. It is likely you put a lot of thought into what goes into your living room - charming decor, the perfect furniture set, an impressive flat screen television - but what about the floor? Your living room’s flooring will set the stage for the room’s overall aesthetic, so make sure you choose wisely!

Wood

Hardwood floors are undoubtedly beautiful, adding a certain kind of warmth to the room that other types of flooring just can’t match. They are one of the more expensive types of flooring, though, but they are long-lasting and age beautifully, making the cost worthwhile. The downsides of wood, besides cost, is the discomfort of a hard surface underfoot. This is easily fixed with an area rug.

Carpet

Carpet is the number one choice for flooring in bedrooms, but it is less popular in living rooms. Still not an unpopular choice, though, since a carpeted living room offers softness underfoot (a plus if you have babies or children) that only carpeting can provide. A carpeted living room is also a less noisy one, since carpet absorbs sound. There are a few downsides of carpeting to keep in mind, however. Although fairly easy to keep clean (run a vacuum over it once or twice a week), it does have a tendency to stain and will show signs of wear over time. You can expect to have to replace your carpeting at some point.

Tile or Stone

Tile and stone flooring offers an elegant, modern, and sleek look. It can be a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind, and very durable option, but also one of the more costly materials. Other than cost, the downsides of tile and stone flooring is that it is cold, hard, and very noisy. Area rugs can help with this, and some people even chose to have in-floor heating to keep the floor from being too cold on bare feet.

Whichever type of flooring you choose for your living room,  Valley Floor Covering  has got you covered! Click  here  for a free quote.

By Jennifer 28 Dec, 2017
When it comes down to deciding what type of flooring you’d like to install into your home, there are many other things besides the look of it to consider. You need to think about the maintenance, durability, and if you’re worried about the environment, you’ll want something sustainable. Natural stone and tile are two of the most common types of flooring, and should both be in the final running when deciding on flooring.
By Jennifer 28 Nov, 2017

While hardwood floors are very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear, scratches can happen, and when they do, you should know how to remove them as best you can. Below you’ll find some tips on removing scratches from your hardwood floors, because let’s face it, life happens!

Surface Scratches

For this, you’ll need a soft cloth, warm water, hardwood floor cleaner, and a protective coating. Clean the scratched area of floor with the cloth and floor cleaner, as the area needs to be clear of any dirt. Then, rinse the area with another clean cloth with warm water, and allow the area to dry completely. When the area is clean and dry, apply a layer of protective coating and allow the area to dry overnight.

Minor Scratches

For minor scratches, you’ll need a soft cloth, warm water, hardwood floor cleaner, steel wool or a fine grade sandpaper, and a wax wood repair stick. For this purpose, avoid clear waxes. Begin the process by cleaning the section of scratched floor. Then you can start sanding the scratched area with the steel wool, and remember to always go with the grain of the wood. After you’ve buffed the scratched area, apply the wax stick and let it set for 10-15 minutes.This will fill the scratch and allow the area to blend in with the rest of the floor. Use a soft cloth to buff over the area, and finish by cleaning the section of floor.

Deep Scratches

When deep scratches occur, it’s best to call in the professionals. Fixing these scratches entail stripping, repairing, and refinishing the floors.

Additional Tips

Wood fillers of different colors are available for a variety of different colored wood floors. Wood fillers can be used to minor scratches that have penetrated the surface of the wood. Avoid waxing a polyurethane floor. By doing this, you won’t have the opportunity to refinish your floors in the future. If you have a section of flooring that is badly scratched, call in the professionals to strip, repair, and refinish your floors.


If you have scratched up floors that need repairing, call the professional at Valley Floor Coverings. To learn more about how we can help you, please visit our website, or give us a call at (401) 724-8650.
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