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Though mortar and grout are both used in construction and both have Portland cement as their base ingredient, the two substances are actually quite different. Mortar is an adhesive used for building, while grout is a filler used for wall and floor tiles. Read below to learn more about the differences between mortar and grout.
Grout is used during the installation of floor and wall tiles. Mortar is used when assembling a wall or a building using bricks, blocks, or stones. Using grout for this purpose, or using mortar to install wall or floor tiles, can cause water damage and lead to mold growth.
Mortar and grout both protect against water damage, but they do so in different ways. Mortar is a binding agent. It serves to hold two objects—such as brick or stone—together so that moisture and air do not destroy the structure. Grout, on the other hand, is a filler. It is used to fill the space between tiles so that water does not seep under or around them.
Both mortar and grout must be mixed with water, but grout requires more water than mortar does. In fact, using too much water when mixing mortar can make it too runny. Because of their different water content, grout usually looks like soup and mortar looks like paste.
Grout is liquid enough that it can be poured over tile and spread with a rubber-bottom float. Mortar, however, must be spread using a trowel. Mortar must be cured, a process by which it stiffens and forms an adhesive bond, whereas grout simply needs to dry, which does not take very long.
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One of the best ways to upgrade the appearance of your home is to invest in quality hardwood floors. There are a number of different types of wood, finishes, and installation methods. Continue reading for advice on choosing the right wood floor design and construction for your home.
Types of Wood Floors
Choose solid wood flooring if you want the real thing. If you want an authentic look and feel with less need for maintenance, opt for engineered wood flooring, which is laminated plastic adhered to real wood. Acrylic-impregnated wood is good for commercial uses because it resists moisture and scratches.
Varieties of Wood
Red oak is the most popular type of wood flooring. If you want more resistance to wear, opt for white oak, ash, wenge, beech, mesquite, or hard maple instead. If durability isn’t a top concern, opt for cherry wood, birch, black walnut, pine, or Douglas fir.
Wood finishes will extend the life of your wood flooring and protect it from stains and other types of damage. An oil-based urethane surface finish is the most popular type of finish, but it takes eight hours to dry. Water-based urethane dries more quickly, produces less odor than oil-based urethane, and doesn’t yellow over time. Moisture-cured urethane, conversion varnish, and penetrating finishes offer the best durability, but they must be applied by a professional.
When installing the wood floor, it needs to be nailed, stapled, glued, or snapped down. Nails and staples are used frequently, but adhesive and glue are primarily for engineered wood floors and parquets. Floating wood floors can be installed on virtually any surface and only need to be snapped into place.
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If you’re new to Hadeed In-Home & Office Cleaning Services, you may be surprised to see the number of services we offer to keep your home clean! We offer air duct cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, Oriental rug repair, hardwood floor polishing, and much more to make your life as easy as possible. Because we offer so many services and we are dedicated to making our customers happy, we are proud to introduce Hadeed Bucks, a loyalty program available to every one of our clients. You can preload your card with anywhere from $50 to $3,000, and use it towards any of our many services. Using the Hadeed Bucks program allows you to earn 10% back on the card every time you spend money on a service. Signup is easy, so what are you waiting for?
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If you’re like many people in the Washington, D.C. area, you have a hectic schedule. Between balancing work, family, and social obligations, it may feel like you have almost no free time at all. Hadeed understands that you are busy, which is why we offer pick-up and delivery services to our customers. We will pick up your rugs for cleaning, repair, or reweaving, transport them to our facilities, and deliver them back to you before you know it. Don’t worry about dealing with traffic during your free time—let Hadeed handle all of the logistics for you! Every morning, our trucks pick up and deliver all over D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. During our time in business, we have cleaned over one million rugs, so you can rest easy knowing that your rugs are in good hands.
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