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4. Check the tile installation processMake sure that the tiles are soaked in water for at least 30 minutes. Note that if adhesive is applied onto a dry tile, then the dry tile might might absorb all the moisture from the adhesive, resulting in weak tile adherence.Check that the contractor mixes only a limited quantity of adhesive with water, as much as will be used within 30 minutes, so as to avoid wastage.The contractor should maintain a gap of 1-2 millimetres between the tiles for grouting, or, alternatively, install spacers between the tiles to maintain an equal gap between each tile. Ensure that the contractor installs the skirting, only after installing the floor tiles so as to be able to close the gaps that may be present between the floor tiles and the wall.
4. This niche-inspired seating embraces wood in the panelling and creates a cosy booth for the entire family to eat and hang out together. Cushions and padded seating make this minimalist wooden unit even cosier.
Dine-o-clockThe coolest thing is the added storage space beneath the seating. Pretty wicker baskets can be stacked and stored underneath the bench. How about using this space for entertainment, too? For instance, it’s perfect as a tiny secluded spot to play some Scrabble. After all, we’re never too old for games – or quick snacks.
Get floored!Triangular matte floor tiles in teal and grey make the room look much bigger than it is, giving the illusion of a continuing floor space. The geometric flooring also elegantly complements the spindle-legged dining table and the side wall that has cleverly been transformed into a chic space with the white cupboard, the wooden seating area and the open shelves at the bottom. The dim lighting acts as a mood-enhancer, lending the room a cinematic feel.10 ways to tile floors