Finally, A Wood Floor for Dog Owners
Nothing can destroy the stylish look of your wood flooring like scratches throughout.
Energetic dogs can take their toll on your home’s flooring fairly quickly. Granted, there are types of standard hardwood flooring that doesn’t look as bad as others when it’s covered in scratches. But, this is a new type of hardwood, just hitting the market, can solve the age old conflict between a man’s best friend and his floors. When we install hardwood floors for our customers we're always looking for the best type of flooring for their lifestyles.
As a dog owner, I understand my customer's struggle when considering hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring can be a costly investment. There are many benefits when installing hardwood flooring. However, having to resurface a hardwood floor every five years is a good amount of work.
Creative tile designs for an East Mesa winter home.
Using mini tiles to accent the shower and home entryway.
The Shower Tile Design Installation
I enjoy creating designs for showers and bathrooms. Many times, you are able to build out full designs that start at the floor and continue all the way up to the ceiling.
This really makes your designs a work of art. This is why I sometimes think of myself as an artist; designing with tile instead of a paintbrush.
In this project we used some banding technics to implement a mosaic design. This design allows for a break in the tile, separating the tile halfway between the ceiling and the shower floor. This does two things: it adds depth to make the shower area seem larger, it also adds a sensation of surprise.
The top half of the design, using the ceramic tiles at a 45° angle, creates a diamond formation. The bottom half is the traditional straight lay. Combining these two different patterns with the break in the center with the mosaic banding, creates a fun area with the space.
Flooring entryway Custom Tile Design
This design features several advance design techniques. The complexity of the design immediately sets tone for level of elegance.
Separating the tiered layout of the 12’ x 12’ ceramic tile are 2’ x 2’ square windmill designs. The windmill designs not only breakup the large ceramic tile designs, but give the entire design a dynamic motion. This motion is further amplified by the moving frame border. This entryway tile design is not for every home, but it really came together well in this contemporary home.
In the words of John Hannibal, “I love it when a plan comes together”.
A Custom Tile Design in East Mesa, AZPhotos and story by: Juan Gonzalez, owner of G&S Flooring Design
DIY Water Damaged Flooring Repair
Most laminate flooring is free floating (it doesn’t need to be nailed or glued down). When this flooring gets wet, water seeps through the cracks and settles under the flooring. This water will normally turn into mold within a day or two. Since it happens fast, it's important to address it as soon as possible.
Once the concrete below the flooring has become water damaged, or if it contains asbestos, you may want to hire a local flooring company.
Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know when it comes to your flooring and water damage.
DIY Water damaged Flooring replacement
You can expect it to take about three hours per 350 square feet. If you are considering hiring a local flooring company you can expect to pay about $1.40 per square feet for removal. My company charges about $1.20 per square feet including the haulaway and disposal. If you live in Phoenix, AZ and are looking for a local flooring company, contact us for a free quote.
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