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January 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Category: Kitchen Remodeling

The functionality of floor tiles is really important in rooms such as your Denver kitchen and bathroom where there is likely to be spillages, water and children running around. The functionality of floor tiles is really important, but the design and style are equally important in giving the homeowner the best of both worlds. The other important factor is the ease of cleaning and maintaining floor tiles especially in high traffic and busy areas. The idea of non-slip floor tiles is that they are practical, easy to clean and  look good all at once. Consider having tiles of the non-slip variety installed when planning your kitchen remodel.

Ceramic floor tiles are an ideal solution for non-slip floors with the added bonus of having fantastic design, color and style choice. Ceramic tiles are made from clay and the concept  is an old one that has used for centuries as a floor tile solution.  Ceramic floor tiles that are the non-slip variety have textured surfaces, rough surfaces and unglazed surfaces. Ceramic floor tiles are very often sealed to protect them further from damage and they will last for years and years. There are many ways ceramic floor tiles can be installed in different design patterns to make your floor tile design unique, and they come in many designs to suit any Denver home, whether it be traditional, contemporary or a modern setting.

Porcelain tiles are also a very good non-slip floor tile solution; they are an incredibly hard, durable tile that is extremely strong and ideal for high traffic areas.  Non-slip porcelain floor tiles are often found in large commercial settings such as shopping centers where having a non-slip surface is paramount. Porcelain non-slip floor tiles are ideal for busy areas within the Denver home such as the kitchen, and they come in a wide range of styles and designs to give exclusive finishes.

Some natural stone floor tiles are also non-slip and are also available for kitchen and bathroom areas. Slate floor tiles give the Denver homeowner a real design feature and slate floor tiles are available in many styles and colors. Slate floor tiles will really bring a natural look into the Denver home and make a statement all their own.  Again slate floor tiles have been used for many years as a flooring solution and they are incredibly strong and durable and easy to clean and maintain.

Many Denver homeowners don’t want to change their floor tiles and are quite happy with the material, design and style of their floor tiles but they are not non-slip, which isn’t practical. Existing floor tiles can be treated with a chemical to ensure they are non-slip.  There are many floor tiles that can be treated to provide a non-slip surface and homeowners can apply this treatment independently or they can employ their Denver remodeling contractor to ensure the job is done professionally. Having the job done professionally will ensure the floor tiles are treated properly and will provide a good all round non-slip environment.

If you are replacing floor tiles or installing them as a new build, Denver homeowners should give some thought to non-slip finishes at the earliest opportunity. Discuss the various options with your Denver remodeling contractor, who will guide you in choosing the most appropriate non-slip tile to fit your needs.  The homeowner then has the opportunity to install non-slip tiles from the beginning.

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