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Bathroom Surfaces: Ceramic Tile Pros and Cons
Learn the facts on this popular material for bathroom walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit
"walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit... porcelain and is much lighter, it's often used for wall and ceiling installations. However... durability and variety, ceramic tile is a popular choice for bathroom finishes. If you're... color and texture, this material can deliver on both fronts. But the sheer variety... major cons to this material, too: It's not as strong as porcelain, so it doesn't..."
Gravel Driveways: Crunching the Pros and Cons
"pavers and choose the rocky road... house and the last thing we see when we leave. There are several materials to choose... pavers and gravel. Today I'll cover the basics of gravel driveways, plus the advantages... with your pros and cons. I have found that using EZ roll Gravel Pave (or approved equal)... leaving and coming home from work. The heel sinks in, and gets worn and scuffed! Any... heated floors, stucco and brick exterior. We have a new home and although I was against..."
Your Floor: How to Find Right Stone Tile
"t the Pros and Cons of Slate, Travertine, Sandstone, Marble and Granite... colors and texture of nature to our homes and adds a quality and warmth to a room that's... use on floors for centuries and for very good reason. Stone tile brings the colors... with any flooring material, get a case or two extra. If you have to repair a floor later... granite and marble. Which one would you choose?... color and quality, so be sure to do your homework when shopping for stone tile for..."
From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Want a major new look for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets on a DIY budget? Don't pick up a paintbrush until you read this
"look. And because replacing cabinetry can be expensive, a fresh paint color could... wipeable, and that same property prevents paint from sticking to it," says painter Alex... affordable and lasting design solution. See what four painting professionals say about... cabinets and a pink marble counter top. We had a Faux Finisher come in and paint a strie... treatment and added a mosaic marble border around the mirror. It now is fresh and timely..."
Houzz Call: Pros, Show Us Your Latest Kitchen!
Tiny, spacious, modern, vintage ... whatever kitchen designs you've worked on lately, we'd like to see
"below, and it could end up in a featured ideabook for the Houzz homepage, newsletter... island and natural walnut floors, along with the granite counters and marble backsplash... designed and built recently. We love the contrast between light and dark and wood and... walls and talavera tiles dot the floor and backsplash for a mediterranean touch.... eat, and enjoy each other's company. We removed the table and chairs and created..."
Your Floors: Zebra, Tiger, and Teak Wood, Oh, My!
"t the Pros and Cons of Exotic Woods: Hickory, Cherry, Rosewood and More... plank floors that are common in North America and Europe. In this second installment... commonly used and exotic wood species that are also being used as flooring. Some of these... harvested and some are not. Any time you're looking at wood floors, make sure the wood... choosing a flooring design due to their distinctive grain patterns, and they're best left..."
Why Marble Might Be Wrong for Your Bathroom
You love its beauty and instant high-quality appeal, but bathroom marble has its drawbacks. Here's what to know before you buy
"beauty and instant high-quality appeal, but bathroom marble has its drawbacks. Here's... at the pros and cons of this beautiful material, and some things you should watch... ceilings and walls. Although it was once a show of wealth and power, today marble tile... amount of marble in the world, it's become more difficult to find quality marble for... Marble has been used by master craftsmen throughout the ages to adorn palace floors..."
Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors
"t the Pros and Cons of Oak, Ash, Pine, Maple and Solid Bamboo... the wood floor right for you. Engineered wood floors and solid wood floors are very... well-made and correctly-installed solid wood floor will add warmth, character and value... all wood floors are equal, and the many species of wood that get made into floors have... wood floors, but let's get through solid wood first. More flooring guides... Wood floors are a classic addition to any home. Barring damage from fire or flood..."
Using White Marble: Hot Debate Over a Classic Beauty
"See if Marble's Right for You... through the pros, cons, maintenance, and how to make the most of your marble.... Carrara and Calacatta marble, with their classic white and gray veining, has been used... the look and contractors wary of wear. So I decided to bring in tile and marble expert... homes and public venues. But these days, this natural marble is striking up a debate... and wearability is bringing up questions about when white marble is appropriate to..."
Brick Floors: Could This Durable Material Work for Your House?
You love the old-world look, but will you like the feel of it underfoot? Learn the pros and cons of interior brick flooring
"Learn the pros and cons of interior brick flooring... brick floors — they imbue a home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a sense... stage of floor coverings. If you're considering brick floors for your home, keep these... comfort and nostalgia. Bricks combine the durability of tile or stone with the warm... wood, and they can work with almost any home style. Yet for all those positive attributes... clean and seal brick floors. Great ideabook and examples, Lisa - and nice list of..."
Bathroom Floor Tile: Glass Mosaic for a Luxurious Look
It's gorgeous. It's expensive. It's slippery when wet. Learn the pros, cons and costs of glass mosaic tile here
"Learn the pros, cons and costs of glass mosaic tile here... durability and safety in a wet environment. Here you’ll learn all about the pros, cons... mosaic tile flooring can certainly add beauty to a bathroom, but it’s still a hotly debated... choice for flooring. No one can deny how great it looks, but some people question its... cons and costs to help you decide if glass mosaic tile is a good fit for your bathroom..."
A Crash Course in Bathroom Faucet Finishes
"n the pros and cons of 10 popular faucet finishes: durability, price, appearance... brushed and polished nickel? What are the benefits of satin brass versus satin bronze... kitchen and used the bronze fixtures and hardware. (and different brands don't match... '80's and '90's and they never took off. I hope this helps. Liebig and Associates... granite and cabinet color (we have wood floors), stainless in oven frame, and silgranit..."
Master Bathroom Choices: One Sink or Two?
"about his-and-her versus solo sinks, including the pros and cons... There are pros and cons to both. So what's right for your bathroom? I spoke with architect... our main floor bath, and went with one sink because it is long and narrow and there... We do, and thus we are face-washing and teeth-brushing and all that at about the same... makeup and brushes and other crap out 24/7? Everything of ours is always put away..."
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
"e the pros and cons of 11 kitchen countertop materials. The options may surprise... look. And you may be daunted by the wealth of options on the market; countertop surfaces... glass and terrazzo. We've chosen 11 of the most popular to get you started. Read... (looks like marble, feels like marble and does not stain like marble). This natural stone... on the pros and cons. We sell the Teragrin Bamboo Countertops and our clients have..."
Replace vs. Restore: The Great Window Debate
Deciding what to do with windows in disrepair isn't easy. This insight on the pros and cons of window replacement or restoration can help
"on the pros and cons of window replacement or restoration can help... are cons too. Pros: On the House in Progress blog, homeowner Aaron (a pseudonym) does... $8,800, and he will recoup his investment in energy savings in 16 years. Cons: But... windows and fix them up for energy efficiency — it prevents material from entering... money and preserves a certain charm that new windows may not have. But there are... $16,000, and he would recoup his investment in energy savings after 30 years. Restoring..."