Scrabble has always been right at the top of my favorite board games list along with snake and ladder. My dad had an old scrabble set from his bachelor days that we played with as kids. The set was from the 70’s and I distinctly remember the tile racks or holders being a gray color, made of plastic. Thankfully this love for Scrabble has been passed down 3 generations to my kiddos now.
I’ve been eyeing projects on Pinterest for years looking for ways to carry over this love for scrabble tiles into my home decorating. With my Monkey #1’s room makeover we finally got a chance to make it work! That kid loves scrabble! Given all the hours we spend playing it couldn’t have picked a better addition for his room.
With this project I also learned something new; if you want wood for any project Lowes is the best store to go, hands down! Great customer service and even better selection. I tried the big orange to see if they’d cut an 8ft x 6″ board into 15 pieces, 6″ long (the plan was to have 6″ x 6″ tiles) but they refused saying they don’t cut anything shorter that 12″! At Lowes they were totally fine with cutting 6″ long pieces (the service is free) and bonus marks for the cheaper wood! All those tiles cost me just $8! Learn the method here.
When choosing garage floor tiles for your home, never before has there been such a large range of styles and materials to choose from. Some of your options include interlocking floor tiles from popular companies like RaceDeck and SwissTrax. PVC or rubber garage floor tiles, porcelain, and even peel and stick vinyl garage tiles.
Garage flooring can now be custom designed with color, texture, pattern, and durability in mind to match your flooring needs.
Besides the fantastic looks that garage floor tiles can offer, they provide tremendous benefits as well. The best part is that some tile garage flooring can easily be installed in less than a day by the average person. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the different tile options to see what the best garage flooring tiles are based on your needs and budget.
Interlocking Floor Tiles
Interlocking garage floor tiles are gaining fast momentum as some of the best options in garage floor coverings today. Homeowners are quickly realizing how easy they are to install as well as the good looks and benefits that this modern day product delivers. One of the more appealing aspects of interlocking tiles is that it enables the homeowner to custom design the floor of their garage to whatever suits their needs.
In fact, many companies have online tools that let you design your floor right on your computer. You can choose an all solid color, multiple colors, do racing style checkered flag themes, create colored borders for car parking and storage areas, or even design walking paths between vehicles if you like.
Related Video: Interlocking Floor Tiles – Installing
Looking around the internet I found some interesting articles.
There are several types of tiles used for residential and commercial applications. Tiles provide one of the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly flooring choices. Tiles are made from natural clay and often from other (recycled) materials. Tile manufacturing does not necessitate the use of heavy chemicals or other harmful substances used to make other flooring types. There are no trees to be cut down as with hardwood floors, and the best part is that tiles are durable and have a long lifespan. Read more…
What Are the Different Types of Floor Tiles?
Tile flooring is attractive, durable, and easy to clean. Some tiles can be installed by the homeowner. There are floor tiles to suit every use, every taste, and every pocketbook.
Stone flooring has been in use for millennia. Today, stone floors create a feeling of luxury. They can create of mood of great formality or relaxed informality, depending on the type of stone. Generally, marble floors are the most formal and flagstone floors are the most informal. The natural variation in color and pattern make stone floor tiles very beautiful, and they are very durable as well. Read More…
Tile Flooring 101: Types of Tile Flooring
Ceramic tile can best be characterized as either porcelain or non-porcelain. Traditional ceramic tile is non-porcelain and is made from white, red, and/or brown clay and other minerals. Porcelain ceramic tile is made from clay and minerals as well, but it also contains 50% of a white dust or sand called feldspar. Feldspar is a type of crystal found in rock that acts as a “flux” during the kiln-drying process, melting into a glass-like material and bonding all of the molded ingredients together. Minor modifications to the ingredients of ceramic tile or the kiln-drying process (i.e., to the temperature and type of kiln) create enormous variety in the appearance and characteristics of manufactured ceramic tile flooring products. Read more…
When selecting flooring type that requires waterproofing, ceramic tile is the best alternative. Ceramic tile could be used as floor tiles, indoors, or as counter tops. Some types of ceramic tiles with high gloss finish tend to scratch over the time. Ceramic tiles with unglazed finish are the best alternative for outdoor flooring because of the possibility of standing water. Finishes available are: matte, embossed, glazed and textured ones for anti-slip. Ceramic tiles made of porcelain color through tile body, are the best to hide scratches or damages due to their composition. One of its biggest drawbacks is that grout lines could be very hard and difficult to clean and low quality tiles may chip. Read more…
It is always great to know the different types of tiles.