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Associates furthermore ripped up their carpet and put it in their bedroom as they were having sinus troubles. Cork is hypoallergenic as has a natural matter in it that makes it resistant to mold and insects......
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I am sharing some different types of flooring, hope it will be helpful for you;

Hardwood and Engineered wood Flooring
Laminate Flooring
Vinyl Flooring
Stone or Tile. 


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Tile is perfect for any kitchen flooring and it is not really hard to clean ,cause before i used to work in a cleaning services at http://www.aton.fi/ i clean by my self my kitchen and i only use vinegar to put away stain.
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Ideally, what you want to be using in regards to a flooring product in your kitchen would be a tile that has a certain amount of texture to it. This will help with the ability to form a non slip protection as you work in your kitchen.


A great resource for Tile, hardwood, carpet, and laminate products can be found at http://luxuryflooringinc.com/ Give them a call and they should be able to help you out with the process.


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Thanks for sharing beautiful information with us about rustic kitchen wall tiles
i hope you will share some more info about rustic kitchen wall tiles


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I don't know if you mean for a rental or your own home, but it sounds like your own home. Here is my advice from experience- (1) the big factor is where do you live and what is selling & how consistent has it been? A new trend or an old standard for your area. I live in Boston (Massachusetts in general)- people love hardwood floors and whether it is a rental or my own home, I think long term. If you were in Fl for example- I would say tile, but since it seems like your own home and you like the look of wood- you have a few options... (1) you put in real hardwood flooring (this would likely be ideal if you are owning and plan on selling before the floors will have to be refinished. I do not care how much you take care of hardwood- they are an extreme pain in ANY ROOM.. pay attention to how much they can be sanded. The old school hardwood large plank floors seemed like they lasted forever.. now a days we are dealing with inferior products and workmanship everyone is trying to save a buck.. I have =bad allergies and thus I dislike rugs- if you want hardwood in your kitchen- you should be more than OK with throw rugs everywhere that spills are likely (around sinks, food prep areas, the fridge, etc..). I would advise any and everyone against hardwood in a kitchen for any reason besides you are about to put it up[ for sale and that is the hot trend in your market. I have small townhouses in Boston, besides half bath- only other rooms on first floor are living room and kitchen.. and there is noticeable wear even with the best care from my living room (front) door to my kitchen (back) door. I think I saw someone post about laminate which to me is not as bad as hardwood but not nearly as good as vinyl- vinyl plank floors super easy to install (can look like wood if you want) and are so durable to water they are what is recommended for bathrooms. I have very minimal self taught carpentry skill and even I can lay a laminate floor- which would save you tons of money. I suggest the tongue and groove style (interlocking) and pay attention to the mms. Do you ant this floor the rest of your life? BC real hardwood is no joke to pull up as it nails deeply into the subfloor.. the only flooring I know of personally that can go over hardwood wo ruining it is carpet and who wants w2w carpet in kitchen. Vinyl stands up to water which is why I say that. Laminate is just as easy of an install and a pull up (both are easy to remove a plank or few just make sure to buy extra stock since it may be discontinued by time you need it)- I really like you can just replace a board or two or 3- no sanding like hardwood and no max n times u can refinish... u don't refinish. In boston, you have can get 100 quotes on hardwood & if something is significantly lower there is a reason, bc everyone is close to same price which is not true with other home repairs. Installing hardwood takes real expertise and expensive equipment. On other hand, with vinyl or laminate anyone can do it. If you don't want to install it yourself, plenty of people likely advertise they are great at it on CL or another site. I have found hiring an independent person u pay cash to at the end and buy the stock for will be 1/3 of price of professional install. DONT PAY THEM ANYTHING UNTIL THEY FINISH. Familiarize yourself with the steps and watch videos on how to lay it and make sure they use the lingo and when you ask them questions it lines up with people who post youtube videos that know what they are doing. If when someone talks you say I have no idea what you are talking about bc they are using industry terms, they are more likely to squeeze more money out of you. Like the concept of bringing a friend who knows about cars with you to shop for a used car. I see an answer above mine saying use "ceramic tile"- I disagree for many reasons- one being you said you like look of wood floors and that is what is most important. I also disagree with the person saying it is easy to replace a tile- the grout will NEVER match and you can destroy so many tiles around it trying to get it up. Its great in Fl bc its so hot and the floor is cold but its not as easy to keep clean or replace as the other post makes it sound., plus its' not what you want as it will not look like wood. I have hardwood & wish I had laminate or vinyl bc of the war marks from just walking. With water barrier throw rugs you can minimize this & drag out the wear and tear longer, but beware if the rug gets wet you should at min lift it up saturate all water and really bad if you spill and dont realize it especially in same spot. The rug with a water barrier will stain the hardwood floors possibly beyond repair wo ripping up chunks of it which is crazy expensive. My opinion is go vinyl since its best for water in anything I know of for flooring that looks like wood. 2nd best laminate but spend more money on underlayment than the floor to protect your investment. You do not want mold or a funky smell so buy best underlayment. If you are working on a =budget visit a remnant store or discount hardware store- you DONT want to buy at a bug hardware store unless u have the bux to thro around. and even then I would say its' better to go to a flooring store that carries tons of types. Even if you shop for remnants or at a discount store you can first get all your questions answered at a flooring store and in Mass anyways- the big flooring store if lumber liquidators which always has sales and left over stock and/ or discontinued stuff- just make sure to not just buy more than 10% over your square footage that is what is recommended for cutting odd piece (laminate and vinyl can be cut with a utility knife- $3.00) - but instead get much more I would say plus 50% if you intend on keeping the floor a long time. Than you have it and wont have to entirely change if you love it and/ or if you're selling your home or have tenants- you can advertise how much extra you have in the sales price or with tenants know you can replace a board or two if they damage it and won't have to rip up entire floor. When it comes to pricing in Mass its hard to not think hardwood since its pretty much same price, but diff between hardwood and vinyl or laminate tongue and groove is how easy install is- like I said any goof can do it.. so u can hire someone much cheaper. I have owned 3 houses & one thing I learned the very hard way and NOT until recently (did I know what I did not make sure of)- is a floor should have the baseboards removed. I KNOW THAT. BUt I just trusted professionals to do what they should. My experience with 5 or so hardwood floor companies id=s they lay it right to trim- this stinks for too many reasons to count and is improper so no matter what flooring you get- make sure its in writing they are removing and reinstalling baseboards & very much in kitchens have it go UNDER your appliance- you dont want to box in a dishwasher between cabinets, or stove, etc... I say look at vinyl and laminate get informed and watch videos, pick whatever you really love if its your own home and just understand fully how much maintenance and the life of flooring. I would NEVER do hardwood ever again!!! It scratched so easily!!! Laminate you can drag a fridge across and nada. Like anything there are pros and cons to any choice but I would never recommend tile to someone who outright says they like the look of wood- I would say get hardwood and do thro rugs before doing tile that u wont even like


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I don't know if you mean for a rental or your own home, but it sounds like your own home. Here is my advice from experience- (1) the big factor is where do you live and what is selling & how consistent has it been? A new trend or an old standard for your area. I live in Boston (Massachusetts in general)- people love hardwood floors and whether it is a rental or my own home, I think long term. If you were in Fl for example- I would say tile, but since it seems like your own home and you like the look of wood- you have a few options... (1) you put in real hardwood flooring (this would likely be ideal if you are owning and plan on selling before the floors will have to be refinished. I do not care how much you take care of hardwood- they are an extreme pain in ANY ROOM.. pay attention to how much they can be sanded. The old school hardwood large plank floors seemed like they lasted forever.. now a days we are dealing with inferior products and workmanship everyone is trying to save a buck.. I have =bad allergies and thus I dislike rugs- if you want hardwood in your kitchen- you should be more than OK with throw rugs everywhere that spills are likely (around sinks, food prep areas, the fridge, etc..). I would advise any and everyone against hardwood in a kitchen for any reason besides you are about to put it up[ for sale and that is the hot trend in your market. I have small townhouses in Boston, besides half bath- only other rooms on first floor are living room and kitchen.. and there is noticeable wear even with the best care from my living room (front) door to my kitchen (back) door. I think I saw someone post about laminate which to me is not as bad as hardwood but not nearly as good as vinyl- vinyl plank floors super easy to install (can look like wood if you want) and are so durable to water they are what is recommended for bathrooms. I have very minimal self taught carpentry skill and even I can lay a laminate floor- which would save you tons of money. I suggest the tongue and groove style (interlocking) and pay attention to the mms. Do you ant this floor the rest of your life? BC real hardwood is no joke to pull up as it nails deeply into the subfloor.. the only flooring I know of personally that can go over hardwood wo ruining it is carpet and who wants w2w carpet in kitchen. Vinyl stands up to water which is why I say that. Laminate is just as easy of an install and a pull up (both are easy to remove a plank or few just make sure to buy extra stock since it may be discontinued by time you need it)- I really like you can just replace a board or two or 3- no sanding like hardwood and no max n times u can refinish... u don't refinish. In boston, you have can get 100 quotes on hardwood & if something is significantly lower there is a reason, bc everyone is close to same price which is not true with other home repairs. Installing hardwood takes real expertise and expensive equipment. On other hand, with vinyl or laminate anyone can do it. If you don't want to install it yourself, plenty of people likely advertise they are great at it on CL or another site. I have found hiring an independent person u pay cash to at the end and buy the stock for will be 1/3 of price of professional install. DONT PAY THEM ANYTHING UNTIL THEY FINISH. Familiarize yourself with the steps and watch videos on how to lay it and make sure they use the lingo and when you ask them questions it lines up with people who post youtube videos that know what they are doing. If when someone talks you say I have no idea what you are talking about bc they are using industry terms, they are more likely to squeeze more money out of you. Like the concept of bringing a friend who knows about cars with you to shop for a used car. I see an answer above mine saying use "ceramic tile"- I disagree for many reasons- one being you said you like look of wood floors and that is what is most important. I also disagree with the person saying it is easy to replace a tile- the grout will NEVER match and you can destroy so many tiles around it trying to get it up. Its great in Fl bc its so hot and the floor is cold but its not as easy to keep clean or replace as the other post makes it sound., plus its' not what you want as it will not look like wood. I have hardwood & wish I had laminate or vinyl bc of the war marks from just walking. With water barrier throw rugs you can minimize this & drag out the wear and tear longer, but beware if the rug gets wet you should at min lift it up saturate all water and really bad if you spill and dont realize it especially in same spot. The rug with a water barrier will stain the hardwood floors possibly beyond repair wo ripping up chunks of it which is crazy expensive. My opinion is go vinyl since its best for water in anything I know of for flooring that looks like wood. 2nd best laminate but spend more money on underlayment than the floor to protect your investment. You do not want mold or a funky smell so buy best underlayment. If you are working on a =budget visit a remnant store or discount hardware store- you DONT want to buy at a bug hardware store unless u have the bux to thro around. and even then I would say its' better to go to a flooring store that carries tons of types. Even if you shop for remnants or at a discount store you can first get all your questions answered at a flooring store and in Mass anyways- the big flooring store if lumber liquidators which always has sales and left over stock and/ or discontinued stuff- just make sure to not just buy more than 10% over your square footage that is what is recommended for cutting odd piece (laminate and vinyl can be cut with a utility knife- $3.00) - but instead get much more I would say plus 50% if you intend on keeping the floor a long time. Than you have it and wont have to entirely change if you love it and/ or if you're selling your home or have tenants- you can advertise how much extra you have in the sales price or with tenants know you can replace a board or two if they damage it and won't have to rip up entire floor. When it comes to pricing in Mass its hard to not think hardwood since its pretty much same price, but diff between hardwood and vinyl or laminate tongue and groove is how easy install is- like I said any goof can do it.. so u can hire someone much cheaper. I have owned 3 houses & one thing I learned the very hard way and NOT until recently (did I know what I did not make sure of)- is a floor should have the baseboards removed. I KNOW THAT. BUt I just trusted professionals to do what they should. My experience with 5 or so hardwood floor companies id=s they lay it right to trim- this stinks for too many reasons to count and is improper so no matter what flooring you get- make sure its in writing they are removing and reinstalling baseboards & very much in kitchens have it go UNDER your appliance- you dont want to box in a dishwasher between cabinets, or stove, etc... I say look at vinyl and laminate get informed and watch videos, pick whatever you really love if its your own home and just understand fully how much maintenance and the life of flooring. I would NEVER do hardwood ever again!!! It scratched so easily!!! Laminate you can drag a fridge across and nada. Like anything there are pros and cons to any choice but I would never recommend tile to someone who outright says they like the look of wood- I would say get hardwood and do thro rugs before doing tile that u wont even like


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