tips for taking the work out of tile flooring
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tips for taking the work out of tile flooring

Tile flooring is a great long-term option for your home. It is one of the most durable materials that you can choose. Unfortunately, the grout can make tile floors a little more work than they need to be. Having worked for a company that cleans and waxes tile flooring, I have learned a lot about taking care of tile flooring and grout to protect it from needing replaced prematurely. On my site you will learn about different grout options, as well as tips for keeping the grout from becoming discolored and stained. Hopefully, it will help you take the work out of owning a tile floor in your home.

tips for taking the work out of tile flooring

How To Decorate Your Enclosed Patio With A Beach Theme

Carter Morgan

If  you have decided to decorate your enclosed patio with a beach theme, you have some fun shopping ahead of you. From the flooring to the furniture, here are some ideas that might help you to create a unique and lovely room.

The Flooring - A good place to start your decorating project is with your selection of flooring. Carpet would be nice, especially if you chose tan for your color. Tan would be great because it would represent the color of sand on the beach. Carpet is very affordable and today's carpets are made out of great fabrics that make them last longer. The only trouble with carpet is that it does require a great deal of care and, if it stains, it is often hard to remove those stains.

Hardwood floors would be another really good choice. Again, choose a light color that will help to give the room a beach feeling. A rustic look to the wood would be really good. Like carpet, hardwood floors are very affordable. Unlike carpet, hardwood floors require very little care. Simply sweep or vacuum them and mop them with a slightly damp mop. Contact a company like Kenmark Hardwood Floors Inc for more information.

Don't use harsh chemicals on them, and don't use too much water, as either will damage the finish on the wood. When extra care is needed, use a product to clean and polish them that is made specifically for wooden floors.  

The Furniture - Wicker furniture would be really great for your enclosed patio, but other traditional styles would work well, too. The key is in the upholstery fabric you select. Think of using neutral colors for your fabric and then enhancing them with throw pillows that have beach scenes on them. If you want something more dramatic for your upholstery, choose upholstery with things like seashells, birds, beach grasses, dragonflies, and lighthouses as the overall design.

If you go with a pattern on your upholstery, pull colors from the fabric design for your throw pillows. Look for unique pieces like antique chests for your coffee table and kegs for your end tables. A great addition would be a hanging bench swing, also with a pad and throw pillows that complement your other furniture. Choose a wooden floor to ceiling shelf to hold decorations like shells, figures of pelicans, sailboat models and other beach decor. 

Shop at nurseries, boutiques, resale shops and antique stores to find one-of-a-kind decorating pieces. Keep an eye out for framed beach scenes that will bring drama into your enclosed patio.