What we should consider before choosing vinyl flooring tiles for our homes

What we should consider before choosing vinyl flooring tiles for our homes?

Comfortableness is the aspect to be sustained to make a house a home. This includes the choice of paint color, the interior wallpaper, and obviously the flooring. The floors of the house usually are the first surfaces that show the sign of weariness and scratches or tears. In this world we live in, where most things are easily found in store, the same is applied to the floors selection. There are a lot of choices that would be appealing to everyone’s eyes, not knowing which one to settle down with. For instance, vinyl flooring tiles have been the talk of people these days due to its many good features that the consumers can choose from. Vinyl flooring tiles’ super affordable price is one of the major rationale why consumers choose this material. But first, do not let ourselves be swayed by the price offered. There are a lot more aspect to know about vinyl flooring tiles. In this article onwards, you shall be informed of what to consider before purchasing vinyl flooring tiles.

If you are looking for luxury vinyl tiles in Singapore, you should check out Goodrich Global Vinyl Resilient Tiles. They carry a large range of designs and types of vinyl tiles and are also the sole distributor for the NOX EcoClick+, a premium luxury vinyl tiles collection. Check out their site for more details.

The tips shared by Alan Fennell on Milliken Flooring Blog can guide you in knowing more about it.

Thickness of wear layer is an important aspect to be looked upon

Different manufacturers have different standard thicknesses for the wear layers on their LVT products. Generally speaking, the thicker the wear layer, the longer it will last: a 20 mil wear layer can be expected to last about 5 years, compared with a 28 mil wear layer which can last for up to 10. Read more here!

This slip-resistant flooring that even provides good durability is determined by the thickness of its wear layer. Vinyl flooring tiles consist of six types of different layers, although it differs from each manufacturer. But, the thicker the wear layer is, the longer it will last decorated on your floor. As a wise consumer, you definitely want to grab both opportunities in getting reasonable pricing for flooring and also coziness effects to your house, right? The thickness influences durability as each layer contributes to its own function. The fourth layer is known as the cushion layer adds a bit of soft texture which tiles don’t provide. Therefore, vinyl flooring tiles are even better bought the thicker they are as it can hold onto at least a decade. Impressive, isn’t it? Well, there are more tips to be shared as to what shall be considered before choosing vinyl flooring tiles on the next article written by Thomas Baker for This Old House Magazine.

There are other types, sheet and composition tiles that require professional installation

These DIY-friendly products go through a manufacturing process similar to the one for vinyl sheets, but they come out harder and stiffer. Glue them down, or join them at the edges and let them “float” over the subfloor. Read more here!

Please do not think vinyl flooring tiles offer only one option for its’ wide range of customers. Vinyl tiles offer four different types, which are sheet, tiles and planks, composition tie (VCT) and woven vinyl. Understanding the various types of vinyl tiles can assist you on the journey of selecting what you really need. All these types of vinyl have their own specific traits. As for sheet, its’ composition consists of PBC, fiberglass, foam gel and urethane that contributes to overall good quality of the product. You are advised to have it professionally installed. Although, vinyl flooring type of tiles and planks is quite similar to sheet, but it’s produced to be sturdier. VCT type is totally different from tile and planks. Why? It has an even more complicated design (but, eccentric!) which installation by professionals is required where the other can just be DIY-ed. Well, VCT is used typically at schools. The last one is the woven type. If you’re going for minimalistic interior for your abode, this might be the best option for you. Another article available on SFGATE should help to express another point about vinyl flooring tiles.

Its finishes are different, which might differ in cost too

Vinyl tiles with an enhanced urethane finish offer the most protection against scratches, stains and heavy foot traffic. These tiles also keep their original shine longer than the other kinds of coatings. Enhanced urethane tiles typically cost the most, however. Read more here!

Vinyl tiles have a lot of details that you need to pay attention to in order to make the best of choice for your home. The finishes that you have options for are the vinyl tiles with no-wax, urethane and enhanced urethane surface. All three have their own traits and natures. Making good choice is very important to suit your lifestyle. For example, the no-wax tiles are stain-resistant and not to forget, the best option for going cheap. But it’s not as sturdy to be used for heavy traffic areas. It means no-wax tiles is less suitable on hallways and kitchen as those areas are the most frequented when there are large family gatherings. However, urethane tiles have all the better aspects rather than no-wax tiles and that include being dirt- and scratch-resistant, which makes it works well at high-traffic areas. But the best of option goes to enhanced urethane finishing vinyl tile as it has the most excellent resistant caused by any possible sources. Well, this can be expected, since enhanced urethane layer costs a lot more than the other two, so there’s no doubt that it will give the best result.

In conclusion, you, as a home owner, should always make a smart choice in finding the right flooring materials. Make a good research before buying and enjoy the happiness after the hassle has ended.

Are you ready to go wallpapering

Are you ready to go wallpapering?

 

Compared to painting, wallpaper takes a lot of time for preparation and applying but on the bright side; wallpaper can be more durable than paint. A wide variety of colors, designs, and patterns appeals a lot to people who are eager to experiment on their home decorations. However, wallpapering has its own downside that we should be aware of to avoid failures with our wall-overhaul project. Moreover, wallpaper sets the mood in our home so it will affect our perception too, that’s why choosing the best color and pattern, although seems difficult if we have the tendency to be indecisive, is crucial.

If you are looking for wallpaper options, do consider Goodrich Global. They are well established in Singapore for their interior design options. Check their website out today!

Fortunately, there are lots of tips from expert designers we can find online and Emily Bird is able to curate them in this article:

How to choose the perfect wallpaper

Wallpaper is the most on-trend way to transform your decor, from a statement wall to an entire room, there is no better way to restyle your interior this season. But with such a bountiful abundance of designs to choose from, patterned to plain, muted to multicolours, metallic to textured, holographic to photographic, it is almost impossible to know where to start. The LuxPad speaks to its favourite industry experts from the very best wallpaper brands to ask them to share their top tips on how to choose the perfect wallpaper

Be adventurous! Choose a design you love, and you won’t be disappointed.- Sue Hardie, Head of Design, Osborne & Little

Choosing wallpaper for one’s own home is a very personal choice, I would say be led by your own instinctive response to a design, and, if you love it then try a large sample on the wall first to see how it works in the space.- Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director, Designers Guild

If you are too afraid to be bold with colourful wallpaper, simplicity can be stunning too, choose a neutral design that features a textured or reflective pattern, such as Eco White Light, which plays with the effects of light on texture and pattern to deliver a balance of design whilst embracing the power of white as a canvas.-Ingela Wingborg, Designer at Eco Wallpaper Learn more from the experts in here.

Design is crucial, yes; but practically and economically speaking, the paper quality should be well thought-out. There are different kinds of paper and not examining it before pasting could lead to a disaster instead of a peace of mind. This part has it’s own pros and cons: wallpaper is more durable compared to paint but it will take a whole lot of time and effort when you decide to tear it down and replace it with a new one, and pasting, has the same level of difficulty with removing.

Getting to know the characteristic of the paper is needed before getting any job done and dummies have provided us tips to get-to-know our paper.

Tips for choosing wallpaper

Yes, the choice of wallpapers can be daunting, but allow yourself time to peruse as many wallpaper books as you can find. Many types of wallcoverings are available. Each requires slightly different preparation, application, and finishing work according to its characteristics:

    • Standard papers are inexpensive and generally easy to hang.

 

    • Vinyl-coated papers have a paper backing and a paper surface that’s sealed with a liquid vinyl

 

    • Foils and Mylars are good choices for small rooms with little or no natural light.

 

    • Grasscloth, hemp, and other cloths-on-paper are richly textured, woven coverings with laminated paper backings.

 

    • Flocked papers have raised, velvety patterns and are good choices for covering walls that have minor surface imperfections.

The list goes on and everything we need to know about the characteristics of wallpaper is in this article.

Now that we know what mood would we like and have learned what kind of paper to paste, don’t forget the most important thing, the outcome. Most of us aren’t convinced unless we see the results but if wallpapering is an experiment to us, how would it be? Basically, see photos on the internet. Reviewing photos of the same wallpaper pattern on the wall is a big help to decide whether it’s our final choice or something else. That’s what Bryan Patrick Flynn will show us in this article:

Choosing the right wallpaper

From graphics and grass cloth to glass beads and geometrics, take a look at these insider tip for choosing the perfect wallpaper for your next project.

Choosing the proper style and/or material of wallpaper is much more involved than you’d think. While bold prints are often the most popular style among homeowners everywhere, there are many other options to consider such as: woven grass, wood grain, metallic, cork, birch, moiré, and botanicals. See all of it here.

When we are new to something like wallpapering, the most basic instruction is trial and error. Wallpaper is tricky and complex because unlike paint, we have to align the patterns from one sheet to another and that needs much effort and patience. Luckily, there are tools today that get the job done in no time. There are pros and cons in both painting and wallpapering and all you need to do is decide which is worth laying money on, one that will last exaggeratingly, last until your grandchildren. We should also consider which is more practical and economical before putting down our budget on something like wallpapering.

 

Foods that can increase production of hyaluronic acid

No, no its not hydrochloric acid! It is Hyaluronic acid. Sounds very similar but are poles apart when it comes to human benefit. The former, as we all know is not at all human friendly whereas the latter is extremely beneficial to human body.

Hyaluronic acid or also known as hyaluronan, is a naturally occurring compound in human body. It is equally important as other nutrients like protein, healthy fats, and all the vitamins required for smooth functioning of the complex body system. This acid is vital especially to your skin, eyes and joint friction. It keeps your skin healthy, eyes well lubricated and helps to reduce joint friction so that they function smoothly.

While your body produces Hyaluronic acid naturally, it can be taken into the body from an external source too just like protein or vitamin capsules. One can opt for injecting the acid through hyaluronic acid filler, applying topically is other way too.

IYAC Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Centre provides such filler services. With a combination of both invasive and non-invasive procedures, they also approach your treatment with professionalism and tailored advice. With prominent doctor Dr. Isabelle Yeoh at the centre, you can be assured your procedure will be pain-tolerable and fuss-free. You can check out IYAC hyaluronic acid filler Singapore at their website here.

But, the best way to increase the production is turning to real foods. Yes, your fruits and vegetables are your best friends when it comes to hyaluronic acid content or help in production.

Here are some of the foods you can bite.

Bone broth
Perhaps the best route to take to increase production of this acid. Made from animal bones simmered in water for over 24 hours, the nutrients including hyaluronic acid gets soaked into the water from the bones making it a healthy and powerful source. It helps to increase collagen levels, reduce inflammation and reduce joint paints.

Soy foods
Some may stay away from this product because of its interference in hormonal levels in body. But, foods like edamame beans, tofu, and soy chunks are an excellent way to increase the production of this acid. The isoflavones in soy increase estrogen levels which in turn promote production of hyaluronic acid.

Starchy/root vegetables
Your potatoes and sweet potatoes fall under this category of vegetables that are a good way to increase hyaluronic acid production. Great news! These also have a great amount of potassium, fiber, and vitamins like B6, A and C that are of vital importance to the body.

Citrus fruits
Control your sweet tooth now as fruits like oranges, tomatoes (yes, tomato is not a vegetable but fruit), grapefruit that are high in vitamin C, contain naringenin that helps to breakdown this acid in the body. Fruits other than citrus like bananas, avocados, cherries and mangoes which are high in magnesium are also a good source of hyaluronic acid.

Leafy greens
Yes that’s right! Green leafy vegetables that you hated since childhood comes to your rescue here. Kale, spinach, and Swiss chard are great way to boost that acid production in body. Magnesium, a key component in leafy vegetables, is responsible for hyaluronic acid production in the body.

Dark chocolate
Yay! Finally a big smile on your face. Yes, you read that right. Dark chocolate is another good, if not great, source of producing hyaluronic acid in the body, thanks to its magnesium. So go on, munch!

Is HIFU treatment good for face lifting?

If you have skin that has started to sag and mask you look older and more tired, then you should opt for some skin treatments like High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to uplift your skin. HIFU uses ultrasound technology that is not harmful for the skin that penetrates deep into your skin and keeps it firm and tight. This treatment is FDA approved and is perfect for a good facelift. It is even considered more healthy and beneficial for the skin than Botox and surgical treatments as you can maintain your facial expressions with ease after HIFU. You can opt to try out some of these renowned treatments to give your skin the care that it deserves and make you look younger instantly.

One such clinic is IYAC Aesthetics & Anti-Aging Centre. They offer HIFU treatment, and their doctors will advise you on how to follow up after your treatment, be is avoiding exposure to the sun or avoiding skin products. At IYAC, they will also ensure your session is pain-tolerable. Hence, you should consider IYAC HIFU here: https://www.iyac.com.sg/en/aesthetic-services/viewbya-z/ultherapy.html

Treatment areas

Some of the areas that HIFU can be used for are
Brows & forehead
Neck
Chin
Stretch marks
Stomach

How the process works

HIFU uses ultrasound energy to penetrate the skin beyond the outer layers, where the damage has already begun. This is done in a safe manner that doesn’t harm the skin at all. The facial tissue is heated to 65 degrees Celsius and this creates cellular friction that contacts collagen and promotes healing of the skin. Over the remaining three month period, this wound healing continues to produce long-term tissue repair that reflects on the outer layers as well and significantly helps in face lifting and skin tightening.This helps improve your skin tone and several of your features like your neck, eyes, ears, lips and more.

Benefits of HIFU treatment

There are several benefits of HIFU treatment such as:

Look about 4 – 8 years younger
Produces Collagen and increases elasticity
Increases Circulation
Stimulates the Skin Cells
Rejuvenates the Skin
Eyelid Hood Reduction
Firms Muscles
Tightens Sagging Skin
Nasolabial Fold Reduction
Cheek & Neck Tightening
Eye Bag Reduction
Double Chin Reduction
Fat Deposit Reduction
Wrinkle Reduction
Scar reduction
Acne Reduction

Why is it more beneficial than other treatments

HIFU is more beneficial than other treatments due to the following reasons:

Clinically proven
A good cost-friendly alternative to a surgical lift
Safe and effective
No Downtime
No Sedation or Anaesthesia needed
Painless Treatments
No Risk of Infection or incisions
Results after the first treatment
Results may last up to 2 years plus

HIFU treatment is perfect for anyone who wants to look younger instantly and is an effective and safe option to lift your face without having to bear the pain of surgery.

New Year new you!

New Year comes with a lot of promise. It is a start to a whole New Year and this one holds many promises. The last day of the year, the New Year’s Eve is often the night that is most controversial. You plan a lot but it turns out to be less of a success. You are always caught between whether to go out or not to go out, whether to dress up or not to dress up, whether to party with your friends or to go for a date with your partner.

One quick solution to this is CoolSculpting from IYAC Aesthetics & Anti-Aging Centre. This fat-freezing treatment is non-invasive, and has no downtime, which means you can attend the treatment and be ready to go out and meet friends after that. If you want to see results fast, do consider IYAC fat freeze procedure. You can check out their website above.

These questions from relatives during Chinese New Year often turn out to be quite stressful. But often if we plan from before we can get a new look for the New Year. This new look will not only be like a mood lifter but will help to resolve to get a new look and body in the coming year. There are many things that we keep in mind while deciding on the New Year’s look. One of factor that determines your look is the location. In what kind of place you will stay the entire year will ensure the kind of clothes that will dominate your style throughout the year. The other thing that will dominate your look, is your propensity to try out new outfits—what kind of outfits you are comfortable in, what kind of outfit suits you and what kind of outfits are easily available and affordable for you.

Thin you in this New Year!

One major thing that dominates the New Year resolution is the resolve to get thinner. One of the most popular New Year resolution is the resolve to become thinner. Getting a new body is something that we all want. However, one major issue with this resolution is that we often lag behind and fail to maintain this resolution.

But this is the year for you to go for fat freezing in Singapore or in any part of the world. This can be achieved with some latest technological advancement like CoolSculpting. The stubborn fat that cannot be burnt through exercise or through diet is often burnt through this technique. This fat freezing in Singapore is one of the most popular technological intervention that people are using to get a new body. Using this technique will not make you frustrated with diet or tired with exercise and just after the session you can get back to normal life.

Hidden Tattoos And Tattoo Designs

There is something quite mesmerizing about flames dancing across the logs of your burning fire. This style is also known as Feng Shui, which is becoming very popular. In lieu of buying costly furniture or to add new scopes to your home, an even more affordable and simpler way can be done – purchase some well-rehearsed accessories that can enhance the best in your home.

Go using a theme by using interesting family area paint schemes. There ought to be contrast inside the colors, as with the cypresses and olives. For instance, you may hang an image depicting people eating or of food in the kitchen, or attach a label for the entry way reminding the patient to lock doors.

-Glossy – Glossy paints have a highly reflective quality, like enamel or plastic. This is very important for people who want to be naughty but discrete. Or materials used in log home interior design may be associated with all the region or state such as combining logs and stucco inside the southwest USA.

A classic family area will be in fashion for years to come. There are a variety of decorating ideas around the market today, nevertheless the best approach to complete your interior Christmas decorating is to make the things yourself or along with your family. One elderly client may be too frail to her bed and vacuum her floors. . articledashboard.

A Stylistic Collaboration between Homeowners and Designers&#13. A garden of cottage flowers, a herb garden, a tiny lawn of chamomile or thyme, an outdoor of attractive and ornamental vegetables EUR” these can all be planted as a quantity of different rooms divided by box or lavender hedges. As you can see, you will find numerous ways to discover free home design tips. If you’ve a small kitchen, you will find tricks in painting, lighting and general design to produce a small room look bigger.

Carpets are classed as soft flooring and also by their very nature produce a sense of warmth and comfort. They don’t even have to close. You can paint a poster bed for more of your modern look or add height to the lowest headboard with fabric, artwork or mirrors. The most common cause is always that your DNS settings are incorrect. Careers in Interior Planning directly affect the health, safety and overall wellbeing of the people that work and live within the spaces that Interior Designers design.

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Container Hotel rooms

Pop-up, recyclable and foldable hotel rooms are all familiar concepts to regular Springwise readers, so we couldn’t resist sharing yet another application we recently learned about, this time in Malaysia.

Located in Kuala Lumpur, 41 Berangan is an 11-room budget hotel that has made the most of its limited urban space. Nine of the hotel’s variously sized rooms are a traditional style situated within the hotel building itself, but two of the rooms—what the hotel calls its courtyard rooms—are constructed from empty, 20-foot shipping containers and form a small courtyard in the empty lot outside. Each features a garden view as a result, as well as an attached bathroom and all the other amenities enjoyed in the rest of the hotel, including air conditioning, internet access, continental breakfast and 24-hour reception. Also in use at the hotel, which just opened in February, are beds of its own design based on recyclable paper pallets.

Given the high cost and limited availability of space in most urban areas, using the flexibility of shipping containers to make the most of what’s there is a smart approach. Expect to see this strategy popping up in other parts of the land-crunched world!

100k House Gets All Sorts of Props

A long time ago, we mentioned the 100k House project developed by Post Green in Philadelphia. The project involves two attached homes designed by Interface Studio Architects, and one was a case study of sorts to try to build it for only $100,000. What I liked about the project was its attempt to marry three essential elements: style, sustainability, and affordability. All too often, these three are hard to put together in the same package. But the media wave followed, and Post Green seems to have delivered what it set out to do.

As it relates to media disclosures, I should note that when I was in Boston for Greenbuild last year, Post Green’s dynamic duo of Nic Darling and Chad Ludeman bought me a diet coke and German beer fries one evening. I tried to pay, but they wouldn’t let me. That’s the kind of group Post Green is.

These days, the 100k House and the adjacent 120k House is done, so let’s check out what the final project looks like. The cheaper home is 1,150 square feet, while the more expensive one is 1,270. Both are less than half the size of homes commonly being built these days. They’re LEED Platinum certified, an amazing accomplishment given they set out to get LEED Silver. And they have some of the following green aspects:

  • Solar thermal hot water;
  • Rainwater collection;
  • Low-flow fixtures and dual flush toilets;
  • Radiant in floor heating;
  • Efficient CFL lighting;
  • Efficient envelope made with SIPs;
  • Low- or no-VOC paints and finishes; and
  • Ivy green wall with drought-tolerant landscaping.

The 100k House project involved a lot of people, and the blog set out some interesting construction minutiae, which you’ve probably already read. Plus, Green Source just recognized the townhouse prototype as the Best Green House of August 2009. Post Green has something like 17 more projects in the works, including a Passive House and a Skinny House (built on a thin lot), so we’ll see more of this group over the years.