High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Three New Ways To Try Ceramic Tile In Your Home

Construction & Contractors Blog

Though ceramic tiles have always been valued for their beauty, versatility, and strength in residential applications, the way they are being presented in the home is constantly changing. Ceramic tiles are an affordable way to bring luxury and style into any space of your home, from floor to ceiling. And with three new trends in installation for residential applications, you should consider what ceramic tile can do for your home.

Mixed Mediums

Ceramic has evolved from simple squares to include wood planks and textured tiles that mimic the look of wood and stone to a T. Using these tiles offers a great alternative to more expensive flooring options, but there is a recent shift from using ceramic simply as an alternative as well. Consider using textured stone and wood-looking ceramic tiles with traditional ceramics, for an authentic mixed medium look that is both unique and avant-garde. Looks that include square, plank, round-cut, and geometric ceramic tiles with varying textures and colors give you the chance to get creative with a style that can lend to many different interior designs and spaces.

Subway Shifts

Subway tiling on flooring made a return as a popular home trend in 2014 that pays homage to traditional beauty. But going one step further with the subway motif using printed ceramics, larger tiles, or vertical orientation, gives your interior character and modern style. Ceramic tile printing offers you the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind prints or patterns on tiles, including photo printing, so you can use the classic subway style with a twist of you. And if you decide you'd rather go with a more traditional look of plain tiling in subway patterns, consider going with tiles that are larger than 3x6, or using a vertical orientation on the walls in your kitchen, bar, or bathroom areas.

Dimensional Designs

3D tile, or ones that include raised patterns and inlay, give you the chance to really hone a modern look while still using a building material that's reliably strong and easy to install. When a simple repeating monochromatic installation is made from ceramic 3D tiles, you can play with both lighting and bold surrounding colors for an incredible effect. This look is especially effective when placed in small spaces or on a single wall, where you can create a focus with an eclectic feature. Dimensional designs are better suited for walls though, as the raised texture can be difficult to walk on and harder to maintain on general flooring.


13 May 2015