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Ceramic Flooring - What to Know Before You Buy
Before You Buy Ceramic Flooring
So you're considering ceramic tile for your floors? Excellent choice! Ceramic tile is a beautiful and durable product that dates back thousands of years. But before you sign any contracts or make any purchases, know this before you buy:
Do Your Homework
There is a defined step-by-step procedure for applying trim and decorative tiles to your ceramic tile...
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Ceramic Tile Flooring Essential Terms - WFCA
Ceramic Flooring Terms
ASTM American Society for Testing & Materials. Most ceramic tile manufacturers use a rating system based on or supported by this group. Ratings are typically found on the tile sample or in the product catalog. The most common system rates ceramic tile abrasion resistance or its overall durability. Other ratings may include: scratch resistance, moisture absorption, chemical...
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How Ceramic Tile Flooring Is Made - WFCA
How Ceramic Tile Is Made
In the beginning, ceramic tiles were made by hand. Wet clay was shaped, sometimes with a wooden mold, and then left to dry in the sun or fired in a small brick kiln. While a handful of artisans still craft ceramic tiles by hand, the majority of ceramic tiles now go through a process called "dry pressing" or "dust pressing." This process requires far less...
Vinyl Flooring Facts and Guide - wfca.org
Resilient Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl has been a popular flooring choice in American homes for decades. But today's vinyl flooring - as many of the big-name manufactures are quick to point out - is not your grandmother's kitchen flooring.
Now grouped into a category called "resilient flooring," today's vinyl floors are manufactured using the latest advances in flooring technology. The...
Secrets About Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring - WFCA
Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring
By Annette M. Callari, Allied ASID; Chair Holder, CMG
There is a segment of the floor covering market that hasn't received the full attention it deserves. Commercial designers/specifiers are HUGE fans of this, but what they know hasn't filtered down to be shared with many consumers at large. Well it's time to share the features and benefits of luxury vinyl tile...
Before You Buy Vinyl / Resilient Flooring - WFCA
Before You Buy Vinyl / Resilient Flooring
You've made your decision and are ready to select and install your new vinyl flooring. You've gone through the descriptions on this site and discovered so many things, such as . . .
Vinyl is a decorator's dream and also durable and affordable
Vinyl is the great imposter. It can look like wood, tile, even marble.
Vinyl is constructed in layers: the wear...
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Radiant Heating | Radiant heated floors
Radiant Heat and Floor Covering Options
Imagine a warm and cozy radiator beneath your feet - that's the concept behind heated floors. The silent comfort of a radiant floor heating system provides a relaxing natural interior environment that is ideal year-round.
When the synergy between your floors and a radiant floor heating system is just right - both mechanically and aesthetically - you'll...
Ceramic tile facts and informative guide - WFCA
Ceramic Tile Review
Ceramics are an ancient craft that date back some 4,000 years, originating in Ancient Egypt around 4,700 BCE.
The origin of the word " ceramic " comes from the Greek word "keramos," or pottery. The word "tile" originates from the Latin "tegula" and its French derivative, "tuile."
The art of tiling spread west from the Middle East, becoming popular in Europe...
Cork - The Unexpected Floor Covering
The Unexpected Floor Covering
��Submitted by Annette Callari, A.S.I.D.; CMG
Most of you have toured professionally designed model homes in your area. Designers turning out those models all seem to have something in common: they have been successful in integrating an element of surprise. What makes a room or a home memorable is the application of materials in a way you might never have thought...