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Re: Spring- Yeah!- tile floors

Oh yes- also shiny tile only looks pretty when it is spotlessly clean.  
I opted for matte finish everywhere, including the shower surround.  It 
doesn't show soap scum, foot prints, dust, etc.  Definitely matte finish 
for someone of my level of cleaning!!


Donna wrote:

>We just got done with constructing a sun room addition on my mothers house.
>We ended up with a porcelain floor as we found out small chips would not
>show as much since the color is throughout the tile instead of just the top
>glazed finish.
>We also found out about a low voltage heater than you can install under the
>tile. In the winter months, you can set the temp, so that burr cold floor is
>gone! It does cost more to install it, but at my mothers age, I felt it was
>worth it. I was worried about the monthly additional fee on to the electric
>bill, but turns out to be minimal.   
>And for those of you using it in the kitchen, remember shiny is pretty, but
>when it gets wet, look out!
>Another issue that came up with a friend who is currently building a house.
>(can't wait for him to move out!) He is tiling the entire house, so they had
>to use extra support for the flooring due to the amount of weight.
>Who only has it in her bathrooms and foyer.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
>>Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 10:13 PM
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring- Yeah!
>>In a message dated 2/24/06 3:48:56 PM, lindsey@mallorn.com writes:
>>>Do you tile owners
>>>have to reseal it regularly or anything?
>>I reseal twice a year. Ceramic tiles are horrible on your feet and back.
>>keep a rug in ft of the sink & frequently move it where I am working to
>>back & feet aches.   I scrub on my knees and that is not fun either.   It
>>not forgiving when something is dropped on it.
>>     Ceres
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