If you’re like most homeowners, you probably watch those DIY shows on TV and think to yourself that there’s no way that you could make your home look as good as they do on your own. Yet you’d be surprised at how easily your own home and kitchen renovations can turn your space into one worthy of any design show. All you need are the right materials and just a little bit of know-how.
Many choose to begin their remodeling projects in the kitchen because that space is the epicenter of action in your home. When considering where to begin your kitchen remodel, just take a look down at your feet. Your kitchen flooring should dictate all other aspects of your renovation. Now the only question is what flooring material to use: hardwood or tile?
The Advantages of Tile Flooring
Hardwood has dominated the kitchen flooring market for many years due to its ease of installation and its relatively low costs. Yet ceramic and porcelain tiles have slowly begun to make their presence felt on local kitchen floors. While installing tile on your kitchen floor may cost a little extra up-front, the overall advantages may make it well worth the expense. Some of these advantages include:
•A greater selection of design options
•A better heat conductor for radiant heat systems
•A great compliment to a tile backsplash
While hardwood may be less expensive, consider that you’ll most likely need to refinish your floors every 10 years if you go with this option. Plus, it isn’t waterproof, so small spills can create big problems. Tile, on the other hand, is nearly indestructible, offering your subflooring protection from spills and leaks.
Hiding somewhere inside of your bland old kitchen is an ultra-modern and fabulously-looking cooking and entertaining space just waiting to be found. All you need are the right tools to unlock this potential. Let us here at Eco Depot Ceramique provide you with those. With three stores located in Montreal, Laval, and South Shore, we have all of the materials that you need in order to get the most out of your kitchen and home renovations. Together, we can totally transform the look of your home.
The high end line Valentino Collection at Éco Dépôt includes a range of desirable features such as luxurious patterns, easy clean up, and long lasting durability to satisfy all of your needs for ceramic tiles.
As you look for a tile pattern and cut that matches your luxurious design concept, it is important that your vision is executed with only the best materials available. At Éco Dépôt we carry the Valentino Collection which offers both lavish patterns and precision cut tiles. As you search our showroom for the best tile for your project, our designers can help you select the Valentino tile that best suits your needs.
When designing for a residential or commercial property, functionality is often as important as aesthetic beauty. For home renovations in your kitchen or bathroom, you want to pick a tile that is easy to clean and sanitize. Ceramic tile by a Valentino designer is ideal for tile flooring and wall tiles as it can be wiped up quickly in high traffic areas without hours of scrubbing or being damaged by the use of special chemicals.
When you invest in tile for your home or business, you need to know it will endure the test of time. With the help of our showroom designers and the quality of our tile imports, you will be able to find a strong, durable, and damage resistant tile from our Valentino Collection. When installed properly, you will be able to count on your tile purchase to withstand the wear and tear of regular use.
Let Us Help
To get access to all of your tiling options, we invite you to visit one of our retail stores in Montreal, Laval and the South Shore. Our helpful advisors will work side by side with you to help you pick the right materials for your project. While you are there, don’t forget to check out our high end Valentino designer collection by Éco Dépôt Ceramic for luxurious, long lasting, and low maintenance tile products.
The debate over which design materials work best in renovations has been going on for years. For most, the final decision of which to include in a kitchen, bathroom, or complete home remodel will probably come down to a question of tastes and preferences. Yet what about health considerations? Certain design materials can offer environmental benefits, yet could one offer health benefits as well? Research and observation has revealed that porcelain and ceramic tile could potentially provide just that.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
The concept of improving indoor air quality has only recently been emphasized in home and office renovations. Poor air quality can contribute to respiratory problems and help to proliferate the spread of airborne pathogens. Natural stone tiles help to improve indoor air quality due to their lack of porosity. Their hard, solid surfaces can’t be penetrated by harmful allergens such as:
These particles simply settle on the tile surface and can easily be wiped away with a mop or sponge. Beyond protection from allergens, tiles are free from the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can also cause air quality to deteriorate. The process of firing tiles effectively serves to eliminate VOCs. You can also purchase tile adhesives and grouts that are low in VOCs, as well.
Most of us are not aware that tiles used to enhance kitchen floors and create beautiful mosaics for kitchen backsplash could also improve your health as well? At Eco Depot Ceramic we can help you to choose the right style and design of tile to use in your next renovation project. Let us help enhance both the look of your home or office and the quality of your life.