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1Housing Decisions by Evelyn Lewis & Carolyn Turner Chapter 14Creating Interior BackgroundsFloors
2They also hide construction details and provide insulation. Floors walls, and ceilings create interior backgrounds for furnishings and accessories in rooms.They also hide construction details and provide insulation.
3Floor TreatmentFloor treatments consist of flooring materials and floor coverings.Consider its appearance, comfort, durability, cost, and maintenance.
4Flooring MaterialsFlooring Materials are materials that are used as the top surface of a floor.Common flooring materials include wood, tile, concrete, and brick.
5Wood FloorsWood has some resilience and is durable, but can be scratched or dented.The cost is moderate to high, depending on the type & quality of wood chosen.Hardwoods are typically more expensive than softwoods.
7Softwood: used for floors Southern Yellow PineDouglas FirHemlockLarchRedwoodCedarEastern White
8Hard maple is also common because it is smooth, strong, and hard. Oak is the most common hardwood because of it is smooth, strong, and hard.Hard maple is also common because it is smooth, strong, and hard.Types of wood floor installation (Unfinished solid wood and Pre-finished engineered wood flooring).Installing unfinished solid wooda. Give time to adjust to the house environment.b. This wood will expand and contract during fluctuations in humidity and temperature.
9Engineered WoodPre-finished at the factory and , therefore, already sanded and stained.Can be installed over concrete and wooden subfloors.Solid wood floors, require a plywood underlayment with installed over concrete.Will withstand moisture.
10Strip flooringThe planks or the sheets are tongued and grooved so they can be laid down on the floor with no gaps.This floor is more durable, more resistant to marking and more colorful.
11Wood flooring in widths of 3 inches or more. PlankWood flooring in widths of 3 inches or more.
12Parquet FlooringConsists of small blocks of wood which are laid down individually in a pattern. Herringbone is the most common pattern.This type of flooring is often referred to a parquet.Decorative patterns, such as alternate plank and parquetry.
13Wood finishes of polyurethane, plastic, wax, and oil make the task of maintaining wood floors easy. They protect the wood from moisture, stains, and wear.
14TileTile is a flat piece of fired clay or natural stone that is available in a wide range of sized, colors, finishes, and patterns. Tile feels cool to the touch and is therefore more popular in Sunbelt areas than in colder climates.
15Residential Tile Choices CeramicPorcelainNatural StoneQuarryAmount of labor required for installation, tile can be expensive to install.
16CeramicCeramic tile is a flat piece of fired clay coated with a protective glaze.Originated in Egypt about 4700 B.C.Moisture resistant, durable, easy to clean, but chips and cracks easily.Quality & cost can vary.Glazed ceramic tile is water & stain resistant.Grout is the substance that fill the space between the tiles.Often used in baths and kitchens and come in various sizes.Can be kept clean by mopping with soapy water.
17Porcelain TilePorcelain tile is the highest quality ceramic tile made.Withstands freezing temperatures and can therefore be used indoors and outdoors.More expensive than ceramic tile.
18Quarry TileQuarry tile is available in black and a range of golds, beiges, reds, browns, and grays.It’s made of terra-cotta that has been mixed and fired, or baked at a high temperature.Resists grease, chemicals, moisture, and changes in temperature.Can be glazed or unglazed.
19Natural StoneNatural stone floors are beautiful and durable, but are usually costly to purchase and install.Five types of stonea. limestone c. Granite e. Slateb. Travertine d. Marble
20LimestoneLimestone comes from mineral springs which cause limestone to be porous.TaupeWhiteGrayLight & dark brownGold or light green veins
21Travertine-porous limestone that can be used on floors or walls. CreamBeige
24The texture of stone tile may be rough or polished. Stone floors are fairly easy to maintain by mopping with a solution of white vinegar and water.Sealer protects them from grease, oil, and household stains.
25Concrete Easy to clean and extremely durable. Smooth or textured surface.It can be hard on people’s feet and joints if stood or walked on for long periods of time.It is often used in large stores, restaurants, garages and utility rooms.It can be painted, stained or treated to be attractive.
26BrickBrick floors are beautiful, durable, and costly.
27Ceramic MosaicIndividual tiles mounted together on a sheet to help keep them together and make installation easier.
28Mexican Made from clay taken directly from the ground. Shaped by hand which results in uneven thickness.Dried in a sun and often have prints of leaves, animals, etc., that fall into or step into the drying tile.
29Vinyl Flooring one of the best resilient coverings. resists many stains, including grease and bleachdurable and easy to cleancomes in many patterns and colorscan have no-wax finish with built in luster
30Asphalt Is the least expensive resilient covering. It can be damaged by grease or dented so it may not be good for kitchens but it is a good cover for concrete floors
31Rubber resists denting and most stains is quiet and easy to walk on often used in hospital for “staticelectricity” reduction
32Cork Environmentally GREEN … Quiet and comfortable easily damaged Not stain- or grease- resistantBest used on area of light traffic
33Floor Coverings Floor Coverings are surfaces placed over the floor. Floor coverings last several years and are expensive.They can be changed often.They include soft & resilient (spring back to natural form) floor covering.
34Soft Floor Coverings Carpets & rugs are examples. Manufactured fibers include nylon and olefin.Natural fibers include wool, cotton, sisal & sea grass.Carpets & rugs insulate cold floors, provide sound control and walking comfort, and add color & texture to a room.Classified as wall-to-wall, room size, and area rugs.
35Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Covers an entire floor, making rooms appear large and luxurious.Maintain by routine vacuuming. Stains can be removed by applying an appropriate cleaning product.Through cleaning by professionals.
36Room-Size Rug Exposes a small border. Maintain the same as wall to wallCarpet. There is separate cleaningProcedures for rug and adjacent floor.
37Area Rug Vary in size but smaller than room-size rugs. Define areas of a room, add interest, and even serve as a focal point.Maintain with routine vacuuming and spot stain removal.They are portable.
38PaddingUsed under carpeting and rugs to lessen wear and increase resilience.Made from hair, jute, sponge, or foam rubber. Different types of carpeting require specific products be used for padding.
39Resilient Floor Covering Floor treatments that are generally non-absorbent, durable, easy to maintain, and fairly inexpensive.Vinyl floors come in lots of colors, patterns, and textures.Either in tile or sheet form. Little or no waxing is needed.
40Solid Vinyl Floor Coverings Growing in popularity.Made totally of vinyl.Many colors, styles, and patterns.May look like hard wood, stone, marble, slate, granite or geometric patterns.Come in planks, tiles, blocks, or square.
41Laminate Vary in quality depending on construction. Produced by uniting one or more different layers, usually a decorative surface to a sturdy core.Four layers (moisture guard backing, core of high density material, pattern design, and stain resistant finish).Easy to clean, comfortable for walking, good sound absorption.
42Cork TileMust be covered with a protective coating in order to be water resistant, durable, and easy to maintain.w/o the protective coating, cork cannot be classified as a resilient floor covering.Cork is rich in appearance and is good for walking comfort and sound control.Cork is the woody bark tissue of a plant.