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New Knoxville Tile Floors Made to Retain Winter Heat from the Sun

Posted in Uncategorized by admin on the January 13th, 2017

We were renovating starting with the kitchen. We took everything out down to the bare walls. The insulation quantity and quality in our home was awful, so we had to start over with each room. We also redid the wiring and the plumbing. When it came time to choose flooring, we decided to look at Knoxville tile providers. We wanted a thick tile to act as a heat sink to soak up the winter sun from the south windows in the kitchen and dining area. We have two very large windows that let in a tremendous amount of light. Heavy tile would absorb the heat in the winter and release it throughout the evening. In the summer the sun is at a higher angle, so it would not create a heat retention problem then.

We have consulted with experts to get the most energy efficiency out of our existing home. We have already added solar panels outside as part of our exterior renovations, and we are practically off the grid when it comes to electricity needs. Switching to all LED lights has saved a tremendous amount of electricity. We put money out to be efficient, but it is actually saving us money in the long run. Plus, it is a good feeling to know we are doing our part for the environment.

We opted for a thick ceramic tile with a very natural appearance that is still easy to clean with just a mop and a bucket. The tile feels good underfoot in the kitchen. It is not slick, nor is it so heavily textured that it is not pleasant to walk on in bare feet. Our dogs like it much better than the old flooring. They used to slide all over the place on it. Now they can keep their footing when scampering about.

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