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Terrazzo surfaces in bathrooms and kitchen are becoming increasingly popular. Terrazzo tiles are timeless and suit every space from traditional to contemporary, as well as outdoors (with the appropriate finish).


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Cement tiles or hydraulic tiles are handmade colorful tiles used as floor and wall tiling. They appeared in Catalonia (Spain) in the 1850s, and have been widely used in Europe and America. They represented a revolution in flooring in their day because they were much cheaper, more durable and easier to make than the previous handmade glazed ceramic tiles and were, therefore, more universally available for houses, and they allowed for profuse decorative patterns, their age of splendour being the end of the 19th to the middle of the 20th centuries before they were gradually superseded by newer technologies as of the 1960s, such as terrazzo, salt-glazed stoneware, etc. that did not allow for such decorative embellishment but were cheaper.

Terracotta, Italian marble, and porcelain tiles seem to be the preferred choice these days. The designer and textured marble is best suited for large and spacious living rooms, whereas a small living room can be decorated with cement tiles.

Unique shapes and styles, such as hexagons and mosaics, are the newest trend in wood-look tiles. Natural stone remains a popular look that will never go out of style. Marble, travertine and slate add luxurious sophistication to your kitchen, bathroom and any flooring surface in your home.

Can I apply a cement-based overlay over wood or tile surfaces? Many cement-based overlays can be placed over vinyl flooring, tile or wood if the surface is prepared properly. In fact, some overlay products are formulated specifically for this purpose. For more information, see Making the Switch to Concrete Floors.

Buildings can be categorized into five different types of construction: fire-resistive, non-combustible, ordinary, heavy timber, and wood-framed

Pinterest is an entirely visual social network. And therefore it makes sense that designers can use it to collect and organize inspiration. … Designers may be hesitant to save inspiration for specific projects on a publicly-facing site like Pinterest, but private boards can be created for those projects

If you’re focused solely on initial cost, building a house can be a bit cheaper — around $7,000 less — than buying one, especially if you take some steps to lower the construction costs and don’t include any custom finishes