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Italian porcelain tile and vinyl tile are common floor coverings for many home owners. There are some differences between porcelain tiles and vinyl tiles, consider their differences carefully before you decide on the best tile choice for your situation.

Vinyl Tiles
Vinyl tiles are manufactured using a compound of plastic urethane. While they are not traditional tiles, they are meant to look like they are. They are available in many different colors, sizes, designs and textures. This flooring option comes in two basic formats, you can purchase a self-adhesive backing or tiles that require a glue application.

Italian Porcelain Tiles
Italian porcelain tiles are made from clay and are fired at high temperatures. These dense tiles are durable and can last a lifetime if they are maintained properly. Porcelain tiles are also available in many colors, sizes, designs and textures. Italian tiles can be an expensive material to install because they are difficult to cut and take more time to install. They will also require added support so they do not break into pieces.
 
 
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Sandstone is a particularly popular choice for kitchen and hallway floors amongst home owners in the UK. It not only possesses beautiful natural shades and features, but it is also typically hard wearing, making it an ideal stone for tiled flooring in high traffic areas of a house and can often be found laid as large riven flagstones in pubs and other commercial premises. Naturally, just like any other type of tiled floor, Sandstone needs to be maintained using appropriate products and

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Sandstone is a particularly popular choice for kitchen and hallway floors amongst home owners in the UK. It not only possesses beautiful natural shades and features, but it is also typically hard wearing, making it an ideal stone for tiled flooring in high traffic areas of a house and can often be found laid as large riven flagstones in pubs and other commercial premises. Naturally, just like any other type of tiled floor, Sandstone needs to be maintained using appropriate products and

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For whatever reason, property owners do sometimes decide to cover up their tiled floors, whether by using something like linoleum or, in some cases, simply painting over the area. Personally I blame that BBC TV series Changing Rooms for some of these disasters and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were to blame for what had occurred at this flat in Putney which believe it or not is an ancient parish that was historically part of Surrey as opposed to London. The property owners had re-converted

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Cranleigh is the self-proclaimed largest village in England, sitting about 8 miles southeast of Guildford in Surrey. One of its villagers contacted me recently to see if there was anything I could do to improve the state of their Terracotta tiled conservatory. They were in the process of completely redecorating the conservatory, having just replaced the wood and glass and I was called in to restore the tiled floor back to looking its best. Terracotta is made from clay and is quite porous

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This property was situated only a few hundred yards from the River Nene in Thrapston, near Kettering in Northamptonshire. And, while it is certainly nice to live next to a river, it can cause long running damp issues for certain properties, as was the case with several houses along this road. I was particularly aware of this, having treated a floor in a similar area of the town. This client had recently uncovered a Quarry tiled floor which had remained hidden under Linoleum for a long time.

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