Rising home prices are an incentive for current homeowners to invest in their homes by upgrading to stone countertops and bathroom flooring. A growing number of these home owners are making renovation choices that can lower their utility bills, while being eco-friendly in the process. Luckily, there are a wealth of “green” options on the market that are tailor-made for the bathroom, one of the most high-traffic areas in most households.
When considering bathroom floor surfacing, ceramic or porcelain tile is the obvious best choice. It is simply a no-brainer. The only characteristic of tile I have ever heard mentioned as a reason to avoid it is that it is “cold.” Well, here on Florida’s Treasure Coast, that characteristic is most appreciated.
The home architectural industry is a practical place and home builders are on the whole practical people. Yet, the fact that there is a practical tradition in architecture is little understood and this practicality takes many forms.
Our concept of beauty in architecture is driven by practicality. But the chance of finding beauty is higher if you don’t work on it directly. Each of us seems to have their own particular idea of practicality, a concept of ‘what we want out of life’ against which we judge our experiences.
Ceramic tile offers unmatched beauty, durability and practicality for Port St. Lucie residents. Tile is one of the most durable and maintenance friendly surfaces you can choose for your floors. It will retain its original beauty and luster for years.
Easy to clean, tile is perfect for areas where spills occur or become dirty from heavy traffic. Tile flooring harbors no dust mites, pollen, mold or mildew that can cause allergic reactions. Being resistant to mold and mildew, tile floors are perfect for bathrooms. Where heavy duty cleaning occurs daily and where hardwood or laminate floors are not practical, tile flooring meets the challenge.
Choosing the right natural stone for your surfacing project; be it back-splash, counter-tops, walls or flooring tile, depends upon knowing the attributes of the stone with which you will be working. So, let consider the natural stone called “Travertine.”
Travertine has been a favored building material since the dawn of civilization. It was chosen by the Romans to build the Coliseum. Modern quarrying practices and technological innovations have made the production of travertine now within the reach of many more of us.
The bathroom, the most remodeled room in Port St Lucie homes, is a private place that should suit your needs. It is also the most expensive room in the house to renovate. That said, research has shown that bathroom remodeling is highly cost effective, as it increases a home’s value more per dollar spent than any other home renovation project. Often, a bathroom remodeling project is started more from necessity than simply a desire to increase a home’s value or charm. When something breaks or deteriorates in the bathroom, it must be fixed. Because a bathroom is wet and humid, it is a breeding ground for mold and wood damage. If mold or wood damage is part of the problem, there is no option but to fix it. That fix is ofter not quick and simple.