Tile installation projects are one of the more popular remodeling solutions available for residences and commercial properties across the country. Expert Market Research released a report projecting the wooden flooring market to experience a 5.7% CAGR between 2023 and 2028. This portrays the growing popularity of wood tiles in recent years, with many homeowners and business practices implementing this approach with their Jackson WY Tile projects. This option offers a wide variety of solutions when it comes to wall and flooring installations and greatly enhances available aesthetics when addressed properly.
One of the major aspects to consider when working with wooden tiles is their maintenance. It’s worth noting that some wooden tiles are more delicate when compared to alternatives such as ceramic, porcelain, or concrete. As such, these tiles are likely to require additional levels of TLC to enhance the potential longevity enjoyed with the fixtures.
Some effective strategies you can implement when looking to maintain your wooden tiles include:
The simplest approach to maintaining your wood tiles is cleaning them regularly. Any spills should be addressed as soon as possible, as letting them fester can encourage staining. It should be noted that a prolonged period can mean 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the type of spillage involved. Elements such as grease might need special attention, with professionals recommending mineral oils on such occasions. Other stains such as food and beverages should be wiped with a clean and damp cloth. Using too much water can be detrimental to the material so one should never soak the floor during the cleaning process. Any cleaning liquids implemented should have a neutral pH level as acid-based detergents can harm the floor. Once you have mopped your floor, wipe it down with a dry cloth to remove any remaining water.
When not dealing with stains you can use a vacuum cleaner or simply sweep the floor. Sweeping it regularly is recommended even when not addressing any visible stains. This prevents the accumulation of dust and debris that can get in between the tiles and loosen the fixtures or encourage infestation.
Picking the Right Wood
The kind of wood you implement with your Jackson WY Tile installation can also play a role in the longevity enjoyed with your walls or floors. Treated wood is recommended by all professionals for the simple reason that it offers extra protection against the natural elements. Hardwoods such as oak, maple, or mahogany feature extended longevity compared to their softwood counterparts. Solid wood flooring is also recommended as it offers higher strength levels. Solid hardwood refers to single pieces of lumber that are generally stapled, nailed, or glued to a subfloor. You can also opt for engineered wood which consists of two components – a thin layer of solid hardwood that covers an inner layer of fiberwood/plywood. Engineered wood is generally cheaper than solid hardwood, but contrary to popular belief it still holds a fair level of quality and isn’t a mock-up of its alternative.
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