A house is a structure made of wood or concrete that can provide comfort and shelter to its occupants. As a structure, it has to be strong and durable and can stand the test of time.
Everybody’s dream is to have a house. A dream house that they can call a home where they can live comfortably and harmoniously with their family. Acquiring a house can be done in two ways: build it according to your design and plan or purchase it.
If you construct your house or plan to purchase a ready-made unit you have to consider many things. Aside from considering the floor plan, design and architecture of the house, you have to look into the materials of the house. If you have enough budgets to build your house, you can choose the best materials for your house. However, if you purchase it, the first thing that you have to consider is to check the materials of the house that you intend to buy.
Whether you construct or purchase your dream house all the materials used should be thoroughly inspected. Lumber or wood used should be of good quality. Cement or concrete finishings should be examined. The different parts of the house should also conform with what you really have in mind. Little things should not be taken for granted because it might give negative effects to the overall condition of the house. For instance, tiles installed in the bathroom and in the kitchen sink are sometimes given less importance. What people normally consider is only the color of the tiles; if they like the color, well and good. The quality or the kind of tiles used is not important.
Years ago, tiles were used only in the bathroom and the kitchen sink. However, radical changes took place, especially in the construction world. Tiles are not only used for flooring, it is already used to give the walls an awesome look.
There are many tiles with different designs, colors, shapes and sizes available in the market. These different tiles are:
· Porcelain Tiles – also ceramic, tiles are always in demand because of its good quality. It is stronger. It is also best installed indoor and outdoor.
· Glass/Mosaics – can either be a cast glass, layered or laminated glass, fused glass and cut glass.
· Stainless Steel – are solid metals, a metal laminate, metallic glazes, metal and resin composite. It can also be tiles that are glossy and shiny.
· Natural Stone – are Ledge stone, Limestone, Marble, Travertine, Pebbles, and Onyx.
The prices of these tiles vary because of its type and quality. Prices also differ from one place to the other.
Not everybody has a keen eye and knowledge about the different construction materials. Because of this it is best to consult an engineer, a contractor or somebody who can help you with your plan to build or buy a house. You can also get some tips and advice from friends and relatives before pursuing your plan.