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Decorative treatments for floor can range from parquet flooring to ceramic tile mosaics.

By Adair Sawyer Subscribe to RSS | March 30th 2012 | Views:

Floors do not have to be boring. If you have a massive floor, and you do not have any intentions of dividing the space, using a repetitive design or material could make your journey from Point A to Point B a very boring and uninspiring experience. For large floor spaces, or even the smaller ones, it is possible to make the floor an incredible work of art, a conversation piece and a decorative space instead of not using its potential for ornamentation and decoration. The most common method is to use parquet flooring. However, some homeowners are also taking advantage of options like ceramic tiles to create mosaic designs on floors.

What is parquet flooring? The tradition of decorating the floor with wooden pieces has been around for quite some time and is very common in big estates, especially around the landing of the grand staircase or the main lobby/waiting room where guests are waiting to be admitted to the lounge or bar. Parquet flooring is a tedious, and expensive decorative treatment since it requires expert knowledge in handling different kinds of hardwood species in order to create ornate designs. If you are serious about getting this treatment to your wall, it pays to ask a professional contractor or an artist to help you in designing the surface and choosing the right colors to complement the space.

Investing on Parquet flooring is quite a big decision. Having a design that curves sinuously across the room is no small feat to achieve. Every piece must work together to fit exactly to the surface. Advance planning is necessary and the design should complement the aesthetics that the interiors should exude. The wood is cut strategically to get the right curve and to make use of the grain. Colors are also matched together to create a smooth, flowing texture even if the design is made up of segments. If you want a less expensive option, parquet laminates are very popular, but the difference is in the customization. It is necessary to choose the best style and design that will truly adapt to the space.

Ceramic tiles have been around for thousands of years and nowadays, it seems like the art of using ceramic tiles have been limited to simple, basic implementations, devoid of any artistic merit. If you wish to go for an ornate bathroom or maybe a lovely dance space worthy for a waltz, mosaic tiles are perfect options. Mosaic tiles come in a variety of shapes and designs, and can be mixed and matched together to create a unique, repetitive pattern across the room or decorate a certain spot of the space. The tiles can be cut using specialty tools to create ornate designs.

Complex mosaic designs with ceramic tiles are incredibly decadent and alluring but it is not something that could fit in every home. Because most spaces are taking a more modern minimalist spin, decadent designs are limited to old homes or those palatial properties that exude old world glamour. It really depends on the homeowner how he or she wants the design to take. Nonetheless, the important aspect is that you have an option to make your home looking beautiful.

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Before you can make parquet flooring or mosaic floors, you need the best materials to handle the job. From premium grade woods to high quality ceramic tile, it is vital to get your materials from trusted, reputable sources.

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