Floor Renovation! Where to Start

Installing a stamped concrete or gloss flooring on your outdated floor can be a hard task when you are newbie in renovation and decoration projects. Here are some tips for you.

Today interior designers and manufacturers have greatly expanded the range of flooring designs. You can choose from hard coatings, ceramic tile, terracotta, slate, sandstone, limestone, brick, marble, granite, and terrazzo, or you may also buy mosaic tiles online to give the flooring of your house a new look.

Each of these floorings has a specific appearance (gloss, patina, bright colors) that may potentially change the theme of your interior design. More importantly, it is necessary to know what type of flooring is suitable for you and your defined budget. You can get the services of renovation specialists who can evaluate the cost of floor renovation for your home, you can easily find them in yellow pages, on the phone book or over the Internet.

If for example, the flooring of your old house is marble and you want a quick and cost effective renovation solution to restore the original shine of old scratched and worn marble, start your floor preparaton with a general wet sanding, followed by abrading from 1 to 2 mm, this will give a new overall flatness of the tiles or slabs. Before the final polish that will define the final appearance (matt, satin or polished), you must refresh the joints, conceal any holes with sealants and suitable pastes. In the case of marble, it is imperative to eliminate micro surface scratches that reduce the reflection of light and decrease in brightness. For marble type stones, you can get a superb polish using crystallization which can last for 6 to 12 months.