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How To Select Floor Tile

Written by Paulo Martirez on Saturday, December 15, 2012

Choosing the right tile for your floor is not as you think. There are a number of factors you should look into before settling for what you think is the perfect tile for your floor.


Tip #1 - Determine the floor to tile

Once you determined the floor you wish to tile, next step is to identify how the floor will be used. For kitchen and bath for example, you may want to settle for kitchen and bath tile that has a slight raised pattern, or texture to it so its not too slippery for walking.

Play room floor will likely experience a lot of jumping, running, hitting, and bouncing so you may need to look for the more durable tiles.

Tip #2 - Decide the type of tile

Depending on your room's specific requirements, you can choose to use tiles that are made of bricks, concrete, ceramic, cork, glass, mosaic, peel and stick, porcelain, terra cotta, terrazzo, and many more.

Tip #3 - Size and color of tile

A lot of tile comes in a standard 12 inch by 12 inch size. There are also small sizes like 10 x 10 inches, or 8 x 8 inches. Afterwards, decide on the color and pattern you want. Please note not all types of tiles come in all colors or patterns.

Tip #4 - Measure the floor

Calculate the number of tiles needed to cover your floor. Be sure to set budget for some extra tiles in case you need to cut or replace damaged tiles.

Tip #5 - Check your budget

Be sure to look at your budget before making final decision to ensure you won't face any problem along the way. Get some estimates and ask for tips from experts.

5 Tips To Get A Office Cleaning Service

Written by Paulo Martirez on Saturday, December 08, 2012

Keeping a office clean and sanitized is something that companies should also focus on. This is to prevent the spread of viruses or germs that could cause employees to get sick and affect their performance.


If you don't want to spend money paying for your in-house office cleaning crew, hiring a commercial cleaning or office cleaning service is definitely the way to go. There are a number of cleaning companies out there (e.g. office cleaning services Milwaukee). If this is the first time your company is hiring a cleaning service, you may want to do some research first to get the best value and within your office specifications.

Tip #1 - It's best to hire a local company. A local cleaning company can respond to your needs quickly.

Tip #2 - Check the company's expertise. Depending on the requirements or nature of your company, try to evaluate the specialization of the cleaning company you are hiring.

Tip #3 - Find out how many years they've been in the business. Settling to a young company may have its advantage. They can be enthusiastic and willing to work hard at a cheaper price. Old companies on the other hand may have a much higher price but you are sure their years of experience provides the most effective methods of cleaning.

Tip #4 - Ask their previous customers. This is the best way to find out the quality and timeliness of their service, attitude of workers, and how quick they respond to issues. Much like hiring a staff, asking for references gives you an overview of how a cleaning company perform.

Tip #5 - Check their quotations. After you have considered tips 1 to 4 above, its time that you ask for quotations to ensure you understand their prices. Check Vancouver commercial cleaning quotes for example.

Companies with no proper office cleaning method could lose potential customers or investors due to poor sanitation or standards in terms of making the office clean.

How To Select The Best Flooring For Your Home

Written by Paulo Martirez on Saturday, December 08, 2012

If we are going to identify the different areas in your house or room that people get to notice first when they enter the door... one of them is the flooring. The flooring of the house always leaves an impact on the person seeing it.


So how do you select the perfect flooring?

First - You need to list down your flooring needs. In this step, you should to be mindful of the functionality. The flooring should be as per the function of the room. Consider also the tone and the mood (e.g. warm, cosy, elegant, etc) that you want in the room. Analyzing the cost and maintenance are also important to avoid going over your budget.

Of course more importantly, you should consider your family to ensure the flooring also meet their needs.

Note: Never settle to buy a floor based solely on looks.

Second - Research flooring options. There are a number of flooring options in the market nowadays. Aside from the traditional concrete floor, possible options you may want are:

1. Rubber flooring
2. Tiles
3. Cork
4. Bamboo floor
5. Carpet
6. Timber floor
7. Natural and Composite stone
8. Chipboard or "yellow-tongue" floor
9. Vinyl
10. Laminate floor

Third - Ask the experts. It's always a good thing to ask and get guidance from people who have the 'know-how'.

If you're within Louisiana, you may want to check Premier Flooring America. Its a company who have been providing quality flooring products and services since 1978. They could be your best option especially if you are in a budget because they offer the best flooring prices and installation service.

In addition, this company provides flooring design tips/ideas, maintenance tips, and many more. They even encourage customers to bring home floor material samples to ensure you get to try or check them before purchasing.

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