Rain Chain installation

What is a Rain Chain? Advantages and Disadvantages with Original Ideas

Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional closed downspouts. Guiding the rainwater visibly downwards by chains or vessels from the ceiling to the ground, the rain chains transform the concept of downspout into a pleasant source of water. The soft clink of the drops and the gentle breeze of water are a pleasure to see and hear.

Rain Chain installation

What is a rain chain?

Rain chains are not a new idea. For hundreds of years, the Japanese have used the roof of their houses to collect water, transporting it down with a chain and finally depositing rainwater in large barrels for domestic use. Japanese temples often incorporate quite ornate and large rain chains in their design. Rain chains are also found in South America, where a chain is easier to obtain than pipe downspouts.

Styles

The designs of the open drains are close to the original form of the downpipe. However, they tend to splash more than the pipes and this can be important when planning to place them in areas that are close to doors, windows or corridors.

From simple link chains to more sophisticated combinations of forms, this type of drain offers a more open and airy appearance and clean lines. They are often used in modern architectural designs but are also suitable for rustic environments such as cabins and cottages.

Cup designs offer an improvement in performance and efficiency. The open-bottomed vessels function as funnels, directing the water in the cup down in the next. Even when there is torrential rain, these downpipe models splash very little so that they can be placed anywhere. The cups can have many shapes and sizes and can also be made of very varied materials.

Installation

The installation process is generally simple and straightforward. The rain chains hang from the hole where the downpipe was before, using a fixing piece. When there is a mismatch because the hole is larger than the chain, a separate Installation Kit is used to reduce the hole and focus the water down on the chain.

On the bottom

The Japanese often put a ceramic pot below the chain that is filled with water, so that when it rains, water drips from the chain into the pot, creating a beautiful waterfall.

You can make a square under the chains and fill it with small pebbles. If it is wet regularly, the moss will grow between the pebbles. You can also place a single pavement tile or some medium-sized stones under the chain to break the waterfall. Your local nursery may have a ceramic pot or saucer that will be a good capture vessel.

Advantages and disadvantages of the rain chain

The rain chain is an alternative installation that takes the place of traditional downspouts. Rain chains are made of multiple containers that are joined by a single long chain. In this way, each of them is drained in the container below. This creates a decorative and functional way where water moves through a gutter system that takes it to the floor of your garden. Due to its unique structure, there are some distinct advantages and disadvantages associated with rain chains. Understanding what these pros and cons can help you decide whether rain chains are the right solution for your home’s needs.

Advantages of the rain chain

Aesthetics: The main advantage of installing rain chains in your garden over traditional downspouts is the fact that they look much better. They can be made from a wide range of different materials and often have decorative patterns and designs implemented directly in their structure. Also, some models of rain chains even make noise, similar to wind chimes, when water passes through them, which makes them an excellent design option for your garden.

Ease of installation: Another key advantage of rain chains is that they are extremely easy to install. All you have to do is hang them just below your gutter system. It can be done in minutes without special tools. That can help reduce the labor costs associated with your roof.

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Disadvantages of the rain chain

Flow limit: one of the most important disadvantages of the rain chain compared to traditional downspouts is the fact that they can be overwhelmed during periods of heavy rains, which can cause flooding and erosion in the area surrounding the base of the chain. This means that rain chains are ideal only for areas that receive light amounts of rain throughout the year.

Flow direction: Similar to the previous points, one of the main disadvantages of rain chains is that they cannot direct water away from your home. Which means that water will fall on the ground near the base of your home. It can increase the risk of flooding and water damage. While you can mitigate this risk by having your rain chains flow into a rain barrel or through a landscaping design around the base of your home, it is still something to consider when considering buying a rain chain.

If you want to make your DIY rain chain to replace the traditional water drain of your home here we offer our tips and ideas:

Unlike the downspouts that can often seem unsightly, these DIY works look like jewels that decorate the facade of your home. While they are often made of copper in the form of real jewelry, rain chains are not limited to this material.

At least one of them will surely complement the architecture of your home regardless of style. The option of installing a rain chain is undoubtedly a good alternative with an additional decorative touch.

However, many houses are already equipped with a bulky downpipe system. For this reason, you will first have to remove the gutters to install your rain chain.

Original ideas for rain chains

Rain chains are a creative and original way to add a personal and different touch to your garden. There is nothing that creates the feeling of tranquility and satisfaction like the water flowing smoothly, neither too loud nor too quiet. These designs should give you some ideas to create your own unique rain chain.

Stones Rain Chain

A stone rain chain is quite unique and easy to make. Drill holes in flat rocks and then spread them on a thin rope. Be sure to use a sturdy hook to hang as the chain will be quite heavy!

Rain chain made of buckets

If you like the noise that rain makes on a tin roof, a chain of cubes can give you the same sounds. Great for falling asleep while the droplets fall one after another. Be sure to empty and clean them periodically so that dry leaves do not accumulate and algae grow inside the buckets.

Glass bottle rain chain

Glass bottles also produce beautiful sounds. Use bottles of different sizes to play different “notes.” You can cut the bottles using the acetone method. Be sure to heat the bottle enough to cut without leaving irregular edges.

Copper rain chain

Copper shines beautifully outside and these flowers will eventually get a pretty green patina. Cut copper sheets and shape them and then hang them together with a chain and attach it to your channel. As the waterfalls, it will sound like a fountain.

Pine Cones Rain Chain

A cheap handmade idea that is easy to do. Simply drill a “petal” of the pine cone and then hook the next one with a ring. This will rot eventually, so you will need to make a new one every year.

Chain of rain of colored pots

Those adorable little pots in the garden shop create a large rain chain and have pre-drilled holes. Paint them the color you want to match the style of your garden.

Rain chain watering succulent plants

Succulents will grow on almost anything and a rain chain ensures regular watering. Make sure that each “pot” has a hole in the bottom to allow water to drip to the next plant and that the roots do not rot.

Cup rain chain

A cup of tea is an ideal use for old or broken pottery. Simply glue the plates to the cups and stick them on the chain hooks. You can find them at any thrift store if you don’t have old glasses at home.

Wooden pieces rain chain

The wood dragged by the currents has a beautiful hollow sound that is lovely both in the rain and when it is windy. Using this material, you can create very relaxing rain chains similar to wind chimes. Any stick will work: drill a hole and string with the fishing line.

Teapot or shower rain chain

A beautiful chain idea to bring water from the roof to the ground consists of teapots that fill with water and empty one over another. Use aluminum instead of steel, so it doesn’t rust over time. Place them at lower intervals so that water continues to flow from one pot to another.

Rain chain of painted wine bottles

If you want to make a chain of wine bottles, but you don’t want them to look like such, paint the bottles of your favorite color after cutting them.

Cast Iron Rain Chain

Cast iron is very heavy, so you must have a sturdy hook for these fish. Solid iron makes a much deeper sound when raindrops fall. Also, keep in mind that it will oxidize over time and will need regular rust or paint treatments.

Old Cutlery Rain Chain

The old metal hanging cutlery emits a lovely sound when they collide with each other and give a vintage touch to the rain chain.

Wire rain chain and metal strips

An easy DIY with metal and wire strips. You can also use a corrugated sheet and cut it into strips. Bend the ends of the metal to create an edge so that it can be hung from the cable or rope. A metal “rain chain” that resonates like a tuning fork when the raindrops hit it will end with a rusty patina, but you can always paint it.

Copper bucket rain chain

Copper cubes hooked with simple wires create a modern and minimalist rain chain. The green patina that will appear over time will add a pleasant texture.

Rain chain of stacked bottles

Instead of hanging the bottles, put them stacked and standing. Elevate them so that they lean and you will have the water flowing down like a fountain.

Ceramic rain chain

Perfect use for antique pottery or artisan pottery if you can find it is to display it in the form of a rain chain. Drill small holes for the cable and hitch.

Many different materials such as pure copper, iron, brass, aluminum, mud, plastic and many others can be used in the manufacture of a rain chain. With this almost unlimited variety of materials, you can create a wide range of styles and prices.

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Engineered Flooring

High End Engineered Flooring – Is It Worth the Cost?

The popularity of Wood Floors

A recent trend in home improvement involves installing hardwood flooring in place of carpet, tile or other materials. Many homeowners are seeking a way to add a sense of beauty, warmth, and style to their homes, while at the same time investing in an option that will potentially increase the resale value. Solid hardwood flooring had long been the flooring of choice for this purpose, but recently, many homeowners are turning to another option – engineered hardwood flooring.

Traditional wood flooring consists of a solid piece of lumber. The manufacturer cuts the plank to the desired size and then finishes it with a tongue and groove pattern that allows the pieces to fit together. For many years, it was the only available option for those wishing to install a wood floor in the home.

Engineered Flooring

Solid Wood Flooring Disadvantages

Although extremely popular and durable, solid wood does have some decided disadvantages when compared to engineered wood. Wood contracts and expands due to seasonal changes in temperature and humidity. For this reason, traditional wood is a poor choice for areas of the home that have high or variable levels of moisture, such as bathrooms or laundry rooms.

Engineered flooring is much more resistant to moisture levels due to its special multi-ply construction. It is even possible to install this type of flooring below grade without any adverse effects.

Traditional wood floors are installed directly to an existing sub-floor by either nails or staples. Engineered floors are usually installed using the floating method, where each individual plank is attached to each other either through an interlocking pattern or through glue. There is no direct attachment as the entire floor floats on the sub-floor. It is possible to install this type of flooring on top of an existing concrete basement floor or slab, an installation location previously unavailable to solid wood flooring.

Although engineered flooring has some decided advantages of its traditional counterpart, until recently, many thought of it as an inferior product. Many times, homeowners were advised against engineered flooring if they wanted to increase the resale value of their home. Solid wood was thought of as the superior product, with engineered flooring often seen as a good but ultimately cheap imitation. This line of thinking has begun to change with many flooring manufacturers introducing new lines of high-end engineered flooring.

High-end Engineered Wood Flooring

As manufacturers realized the perceived value of engineered flooring was often less than that of traditional wood, they began to improve the quality and durability of their flooring lines. One area where engineered floors usually were at a disadvantage was in flooring longevity.

All wood flooring will succumb to the ravages of time. Years of traffic will begin to take its toll on even the most durable of flooring surfaces. Eventually, the floor will need resurfacing, which requires sanding away a thin layer of the floor and applying a new finish. This process can be repeated several times, but not indefinitely, as eventually, there would not be enough wood left to remove before reaching the level of the nails. A traditional nail in place hardwood floor would have a life expectancy of perhaps 80 to 100 years, and it would be possible to refinish the floor five to seven times, depending on the species and traffic volume.

Lower quality engineered floors usually only have a top veneer layer of 1/12th inch or less. This is usually not thick enough to allow the floor to be refinished. A professional flooring contractor could possibly refinish the floor one time, but with uncertain results. This would effectively give an approximate lifespan of 10 to 20 years, again depending on wood species and traffic.

High-end engineered floors have much thicker top hardwood veneers, some ranging up to 1/4inch. Since refinishing usually only removes 1/32inch of wood each time, it is possible to refinish these floors five to seven times, effectively giving them the same expected lifespan of a traditional solid wood floor. Given the superior dimensional stability of engineered flooring, it is conceivable it could outlast a traditional hardwood floor.

Cost vs. Benefits of High-end Engineered Flooring

Like most things in life, increased quality invariable comes with a price. Traditional solid wood flooring is more expensive than its equivalent engineered or laminate flooring counterparts are. Homeowners have traditionally been willing to pay for the perceived quality advantages afforded by solid wood. Engineered and laminates cost less per square foot. This has changed, as high-end engineered flooring often costs as much, or in some cases, more than solid wood.

So why would someone choose engineered over solid wood? Do the physical advantages of engineered flooring justify the economic costs, both actual and perceived? In short, it depends.

The details of the installation and the location within the house are critical factors to consider. Solid wood flooring cannot be installed over concrete slabs or basement floors. Laundry rooms, bathrooms and other areas prone to high levels of moisture are not ideal locations for solid wood flooring. For these locations, engineered wood is the only viable option, regardless of the costs involved.

Comparing Installation Costs

For other areas of the home, the material costs for traditional solid hardwood may be the same as that of high-end engineered wood flooring. For these areas, installation costs can be the deciding factor in choosing a flooring material. In most instances, installation costs can be much lower for engineered flooring.

For the best results, only a professional flooring installer should install solid wood flooring. Specialized tools and fastening equipment are required for a quality installation, in addition to the years of experience most installers have. A professional flooring installer can ensure the flooring is installed according to the manufacturer’s directions. This is important as improper installation can void the warranty.

While hiring a flooring installer is always a good idea, any competent homeowner can perform a successful engineered flooring installation when using the floating floor method. Since the floor is not directly attached to the subfloor, the installation is greatly simplified and does not require the use of specialized tools or equipment. The flooring simply “snaps” together along the edges. The homeowner only needs to cut the planks to fit using a simple saw.

Traditional solid wood flooring can cost anywhere from four to over twenty dollars a square foot. High-end engineered flooring costs are similar. Using a professional installer can effectively double the overall cost of a solid hardwood floor. Homeowners can save a good deal of money by simply opting to install the floor themselves.

And The Winner Is?

To the casual observer, it would be almost impossible to tell the difference between a solid wood floor and an engineered one. They look the same simply because on top, they are. The actual flooring surface is the same in both materials, solid wood. Their real differences lie deep below the surface. Where material costs are identical, structural and physical differences, along with potentially substantially lower installation costs, give a clear advantage to high-end engineered wood floors.

plants for bathroom

6 best plants for bathroom

They are objectively pretty, they are full of properties, they are perfect to decorate any sad or boring corner. Anyway, there are plenty of reasons to buy two or three plants and give joy to our house! Now, today we are going to focus on a part of the home that we do not usually pay much attention to and that, with very little effort and effort, will become a place full of charm: the bathroom. You just share the best plants for bathroom.’! If you have natural light in this room, you already have a good part of the path. Strive for hygiene, change the towels for new and shiny ones and get that charming piece of furniture that you have thought about placing for so many years and with which you have never cheered up. Now there’s only the icing on the cake! Keep reading…

Laminate On The Wall In The Interior Of The Living Room

Laminate On The Wall In The Interior Of The Living Room

Every hostess dreams to create coziness in a home, an original style, and here it is important not to miss a single detail. The basis of the living room interior, its style dominant is the walls. Their decoration forms the first impression of the house, so it is important that the material looked flawless. Laminate on the wall decoration is gaining popularity every year due to its convenience and practicality. Using this method will allow homeowners to decorate the walls in the living room without dust, dirt or debris. On sale today a huge selection of laminate of various textures, shades, price categories for every taste. In addition, the board is fixed without any problems on any surfaces. After examining our material, having familiarized yourself with the photo selection, you will understand when it is appropriate to finish the lamellae, learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this design solution.

Decorating a studio

Decorating a studio combining beauty and comfort

Studies are those spaces in which we spend many hours, whether it is studying or working. For that reason and to guarantee the best performance, it is convenient to decorating a studio space that fits our needs.

The fundamental thing is to have a good table to work on since it will be the surface in which we will organize our materials and where we spend many hours a day. It has to be practical as well as comfortable, we have to feel comfortable and have everything at hand.

Western Furniture style

Mood Setting Western Furniture It’s Time To Kick Back Country Style!

So you’ve decided to go with a country western theme and add some Western Furniture.

There are many kinds of western furniture to choose from so let’s look at a few popular types to start with. For me personally, when I think of an old west bar room I think of squeaky wooden chairs.

Yeah, most people don’t want ‘squeaky’ chairs these days but that image sticks in my mind. Basically, everyone wants an ‘OLD WESTERN’ look and feel to complete their theme room because Western Themes look awesome!

Hand Carved – Authentic or Not

Western Furniture

Just think about it for a second. Hand carved chairs, bar stools a, d tables. Perfect for playing any game while hosting a party in your home game room.

Hand Carved Furniture has the look and feel of the old west and not that modern, comes from a manufacturer fake look. You want the real Old West not the “Plastic” Old West.

Log furniture may also be a great idea. Chairs and tables made with logs or carved from logs really would make you feel like you’re out on the range.

Then again furniture that gives you the western look you want whether hand carved or not will be a success. Now I’m going to contradict myself here because honestly it really doesn’t matter what the furniture is made of. Just as long as it fits into the western theme you’re creating.

Wagon Wheel Table

Western Furniture

You must not forget about the tables. There is no better way to enhance your cowboy theme room than with a wagon wheel table.

There are various wagon wheel table designs out there but sometimes they’re hard to find. You CAN find the wagon wheels themselves and build your own table. Talk about personalizing your theme room! No matter which route you go Wagon Wheel Tables make great poker and snack tables.

But don’t stop there. If you like the “Wagon Wheel” look you can find benches, lamps, chairs, chandeliers and more made from wagon wheels.

Crate Furniture

Western Furniture

If you wanted something a little different then crate furniture is a nice alternative. You can find some old western crate furniture online or make it yourself out of new crates.

Just paint and place a few in your game room for sitting. Not too many though. It’ll give you the look you want but may not be the most comfortable for your aging friends and family members.

Western Style Bar Furniture

Western Furniture

Don’t forget that you can always go with the regular bar stools, chairs and tables that have a western theme. Those would look just as good as wooden hand carved furniture.

Shades of brown always work nicely within a western theme room.

Some Other Furniture

Here are a few other ideas. A country love seat instead of a large couch would fit your western furniture look. An old wooden planked chest to hold all of your gaming supplies or a wooden cowboy hat rack.

This list could go on and on! It all really depends on your wants and needs. Hopefully, you now have some more cowboy theme room furniture ideas to work with.

Wood Floor Design for game room

Don’t Miss Out On A Thing: Add A Fun Theme / Game Room Flooring Idea Today

To Create A Look And Feel That Is Unmatched, Practical And Unique. Here you’ll find some of the best ways to floor your game room or just about any room and some fun ideas you may not have considered before.

And because you want to create a fun and comfortable room for both family and friends, Game Room Flooring is very important.

Therefore a nice flooring is one that not only matches your overall theme and design, but is also practical for your game room.

 

Flooring Questions To Ask Yourself

 

  • Do I want a flooring that won’t scuff?
  • Do I prefer a solid flooring like hardwood or laminate?
  • Is carpeting my room a consideration?

    Whether you know which flooring you’re leaning towards or not you’ll find answers and ideas for the various flooring types that will work in most home game rooms.

Flooring Options For Your Game Room

Game Room Carpeting
An Alternative For Game Rooms

Game room carpeting may be the perfect solution if you want something for the whole family!

Game Room Carpeting

The reason being that kids can play on it and if they happen to fall down they wont hit their head on hard concrete or a wood floor. Also if you have dogs or cats they too can enjoy the comfort of carpeting in the basement instead of the cold damp floor.

Another good point with game room carpeting is that you can stand longer with less pain in your feet, knees and back with a thick padding.

But is carpeting right for your home game room?

Plain and simple if you have a lot of moisture in your basement then you don’t want carpet there. Itll eventually become damp and mold may start to grow and then itll stink up your game room.

If you still want to go with carpeting then you must look into a good dehumidifier and talk to a specialist about other ways to rid your game room / basement of all that moisture.

Color, Style & Design

As you know with carpeting you have a large selection of color, style & design. And in a game room youll want something that is suitable for the whole family.

If youll have a lot of foot traffic, which I assume you will then youll want a carpet that blends the spills and dirt. Of course youll clean it but some things just dont come out.

Because of that youll want a nice tightly wound carpet that has specks of color in it. This way itll hide dirt and will hold a good look longer. A nylon or plastic type carpet would be perfect for a game room carpet.

Again youll want a tightly twisted carpet not something loose and shaggy or itll be very hard to maintain and that isnt good in a game room. A good durable carpet for your basement or wherever your game room is located is Berber carpet.

 

PADDING

When it comes to padding in your game room youll want the thickest padding you can get. There are a few reasons for this. For one youll be doing a lot of standing. Therefore the thicker padding with cushion will make it easier on your feet, back and joints.

Another reason is that if youre laying the carpet over a concrete floor itll hide the cracks and curvatures of the floor more easily. Also your room will be a little warmer with a nice thick padding instead of having carpet directly over a concrete slab.

It may cost a little more but in the end youll be happier you spent the money.

A Floor Tile Design That’s Right For A Game Room.

A Fun, Unique and Masterful work of “Floor Tile Design Art” created by you in your game room is personalization you can’t go wrong with! Game rooms are fun and tile flooring makes for a More Enjoyable game room atmosphere.

There are various forms of tile flooring available, from carpet tiling to ceramic tiling and everything in-between to make the perfect Floor Tile Design.

IMPORTANT – Think about this for a second! Wipe the slate clean and start fresh like an artist does. There are many different colors and textures of tiling available and all you need to do is BE CREATIVE.

 

FOR EXAMPLE:

 

Create a “Checkered Floor Tile Design with your favorite two colors, just stagger them as it’s normally done. That design always looks GREAT. Take it a step beyond the stagger and create your favorite Design or Logo with the various tile colors available.

For Example: Create your Family Name or Initials in tile or arrange them to look like the floor of a basketball court or hockey rink. The main point with tiling is to THINK FUN & THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

Of course one color scheme is good but two is always better in a game room and three or more? It’s your game room, Your Personal Work Of Art and you’ll enjoy your Floor Tile Design that much more after it’s finished.

Various Types Of Tile Flooring

There are various types of tiling available to you besides the ones we mention below. Still the ones we talk about will most likely be the best for your game room because of color selection and durability.

Carpet Tile

– Is pretty easy to install and works in just about any room unless you use it in your basement. It doesn’t happen in every case but sometimes you may end up with a mildew problem when used in your basement. You can use self-sticking type or one that needs to be glued to the floor with a special type of flooring glue.

Cork Tiling

– Cork Tiling and cork flooring are becoming more popular these days. It is easy to install and are long lasting. Not only that but because it’s cork it’s easier on your feet and back because of it’s softness and cushioning. Although cork tiling does come in various color designs you may not find exactly what you’re looking for. Still it would be perfect for a room where you’re doing a lot of standing, like playing pool.

Inlaid Vinyl Tiles

– Although not the cheapest of vinyl tiles available, it is one of the best. It is easy to install and comes in an array of colors and designs. And because of it’s design the colors will never fade. Also you’ll never have to worry about someone spilling a drink on one of these tiles either because they’re easy to wipe down and clean off.

Resilient Tiling

– This type of tiling may be just what the game room doctor ordered. It’s great in areas where you’ll have a lot of foot traffic and also it’s not a “hard” material so it’s good in a room where a lot of standing will take place. When it comes to the design or color choice you have a very big selection. You can pretty much imitate any type of flooring with resilient tiling. From brick to marble and everything in between. Because of that this type of floor tile design can complement your game room theme better than other tiling types. You will most likely find that it comes in both sheets and self sticking squares. The sheets may be more expensive though.

Rubber Tiling

– It may not be the most popular form of tiling for a game room but it is an option and needs to be mentioned. It comes in various colors just like other types of tiling and it’s also long lasting. If you do decide to go with rubber tiling you have to be careful though. It does become slippery when it gets wet so you may want to consider a rubber tiling that is studded instead of smooth.

Vinyl Composition Tiling

– Overall this is probably the number one easiest and best type of tiling to use in your game room. Because of the price, strength, ease of installation and the variety of colors and designs available you may want to go with Vinyl Composition Tiling. They will look great in any game room and if one does get damaged it’s easy to replace. They are known to be scuff, burn and dent resistant which make them perfect for all the visitors you’ll have in your game room. Not to mention all the games that will be resting on them also.

What To Look Out For

You also need to look out for a the different aspects of tiling that will make it good for your game room not just the color and floor tile design.

For example always check out the tile ratings as some tiles are rated harder than others. The are 5 different types of tile ratings to choose from ranging from Group 1 – Group 5. Group 1 being the least hard used for light traffic and Group 5 being the hardest and great for heavy traffic areas.

Next check out it’s Porosity. If you’re going to place tile in a wet area, choose one that will withstand water and is less porous.

One more thing to remember is that tiles can be easy or hard to install depending on the type you choose to work with. You will most like need to make some cuts so find out beforehand if the tiling you selected is easy to work with or a pain in the neck.

OVERALL – We like to use tiling in our game room. It’s easy to maintain, the tiles last just about forever and if you do want to change the color or floor tile design of your room they are easy to replace for a new fresh look. Just remember to come up with a fun floor tile design before buying the tile. And also ask the store if you can take home samples to get a feel of what the final product will look like in your home.

Laminate Game Room Flooring
The Way To Go If…

You want that sleek and beautiful wood flooring look in a very busy area of your home like your game room!

Laminate Game Room Flooring gives you everything you’d want in a game room floor. From its durability to a hardwood flooring look and feel you’ll find it the perfect solution for your flooring needs.

Laminate Game Room Flooring

 

Laminate Flooring
What’s The Bid Deal?

 

The BIG DEAL is that laminate flooring is very versatile and durable. Therefore it’s one of the most popular flooring options out there right now. Here’s why…

 

THE COLORS

 

Laminate flooring or laminate game room flooring as we’re referring to it comes in an array of colors. If you’re looking for a specific color or color tone more than likely you’ll find it in laminate. Since laminate flooring is basically an imitation hardwood floor the colors you’ll find are of course wood-tone colors. For example some of the colors you’ll find are:

  • Maple
  • Oak Honey
  • Cherry Wood
  • Apple
  • Cherry Spice
  • Walnut

 

And many many other colors. Depending on the manufacturer you choose the colors will vary so look around and compare before coming to a final decision. Of course Laminate Game Room Flooring Color is important but there are other features you must consider besides the color. What about…

 

LAMINATE FLOORING LOOKS

 

There are two basic looks that you can create with laminate flooring, Wood & Stone!

With the “wood” look you have choices of just about every hardwood flooring look around. From maple to oak and much more. Each wood look has it’s own unique look and feel so you’ll need samples to look at to see how it fits into your game room’s overall look and feel.

Now the “stone” look is great also. Actually the stone look may be a better selection for your game room look and feel instead of the wood look. The reason being that the stone colors & designs will give your game room a more a casual feel. The colors range from light stone to dark stone and everything in between. From Brick to Limestone, Slate and more you’ll find a GREAT LOOKING stone colors and designs to make your laminate game room flooring something special.

 

LAMINATE INSTALLATION – Is It Easy?

 

I guess the answer to that question depends on whether you’re a “Do It Yourself” person or not. If you enjoy doing things yourself then laying down a laminate floor will be a do-able and more than likely an easy job. If you’ve never floored a room before don’t fret, laminate flooring is pretty easy to install even for first-timers.

One of the reasons Laminate Game Room Flooring is easy to install is because it can be placed over most floors already down. This way you don’t have to tear anything up. The list includes plywood, osb, concrete slabs and some other existing floors.

What makes it even EASIER is that most laminate flooring just snap together with no need for glue. It’s basically a tongue in groove type of flooring. Of course different manufacturers have different installation guides just make sure you know what you’ll need before buying the laminate design you like. Now we did say “most”. Because some do call for a damp cloth to activate an adhesive when placing the pieces together. Others may actually need a special glue for the plank edges to stick together. Whichever case it’s still easier to put down than most other flooring choices.

 

WHERE CAN YOU INSTALL IT?

 

Pretty simple answer here – JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. If you want it in your bathroom you’ll need to follow some strict installation instructions and only certain laminates should be installed there.

But for overall room use you can install laminate floors in the upper, main and basement floors of your home. Basically because the laminate floor isn’t actually attached to floor underneath it moisture isn’t typically a problem. You will just install a vapor barrier beneath the underlay and you have your laminate game room floor in your basement. Just remember to find out exactly what you’ll need before installing your floor because once again flooring guidelines differ by manufacturer.

 

THE UPKEEP

 

It’s really an easy upkeep. Just set aside time for cleaning and you’ll probably never have a problem.

Routinely dust mop or wipe with a damp cloth. If you have a spill all you need to do is wipe it up with a sponge. Pretty much that’s about it!

DO NOT – use soap detergents or something like “mop & shine” they may leave a film on your beautiful laminate game room flooring. Also don’t use abrasive cleaners that will scratch your floor. And NEVER wax or polish your laminate floor. If you still want to clean it with something other than water then a No-Wax floor cleaner will do the job.

 

ALWAYS REMEMBER

 

One final time, remember to read your manufacturers flooring guide in detail. You’d be amazed at how many people overlook little things like using a soap detergent on their laminate floor when that’s a NO-NO with most brands of laminate flooring. IF you follow the installation & upkeep directions then you’re on your way to having a beautiful laminate game room flooring down before your next Holiday get-together. Keep reading Tips on how to choose the right flooring colour

A Vinyl Floor For Basement Game Rooms
May Be What Your Room Needs

There is a number of determining factors you NEED to consider when deciding whether to go with a vinyl floor or some other form of flooring!

Vinyl Floor For Basement Game Rooms 

First and foremost A Vinyl Floor For Basement Rec Rooms is probably the best way to go for many reasons. IF your game room or rec room isn’t in the basement don’t worry because pretty much any room in your home would look great with a nice vinyl flooring pattern or design.

Whether you want a glueless vinyl flooring / self stick vinyl flooring, sheet vinyl or vinyl tiles they’ll all do a great job for many reasons. Lets go over a few below!

Why Vinyl Flooring

With so many different choices out there today why would you want to go with a vinyl floor? Especially a vinyl floor for basement game and rec rooms? Read why:

 

THE POSSIBILITIES

 

– Vinyl flooring comes in many different designs, styles, shapes and more. It also comes in sheets or tiles. Because of this you can pretty much make any design you want to in your room. A vinyl floor for basement game rooms is great because you can add your favorite sports teams logo or name or even design it to look like a hockey rink or baseball diamond. As you can see the possibilities are UNLIMITED

when it comes to vinyl flooring. All you really need is a good imagination.

WHERE TO INSTALL IT?

 

– Pretty much anywhere is the answer to that question! A vinyl floor for basement rec rooms is ideal because unlike some types of flooring vinyl can be used above OR below grade level. Also it can be placed over standard underlayment, concrete/cement slabs, ceramic tile and even wood or vinyl flooring that doesn’t have cushion to it.

 

NOT JUST FOR LOOKS

 

– YES you just created a work of art using vinyl flooring in your game room. Friends and family can’t help but comment on your great job. Well looks are important but maybe its longevity is more important?

Vinyl flooring is great for withstanding a high traffic area. That is why a vinyl floor for basement rec rooms is PERFECT for having parties! You know drinks and food will spill and it’s easy to clean up if you have a vinyl floor. Also since vinyl flooring isn’t a “hard” surface it’s a little easier on your feet and back when standing for long periods of time.

 

THE UPKEEP

 

– Vinyl flooring is also known as “resilient” so as this indicates it’ll last a while. Pretty much it’s resistant to indents, scratches, stains and most other problems that arise in the normal use. Because of this they usually keep their great looks for a long long time! All you really need to do is mop the floor to keep it looking great.

 

TWO TYPES

 

– The two types of vinyl flooring are called inlaid and printed. With inlaid the colors are put right into the vinyl sheets itself to give you a much deeper looking color finish. With Printed the color is basically printed onto the vinyl sheets, much like a printer printing onto sheets of paper.

 

BASIC INSTALLATION OVERVIEW

 

– “How to install vinyl flooring?” is a question you’ll ask when you’re ready to tackle your new flooring idea. Well here is a quick and basic overview of how to lay vinyl flooring. Make sure to ask a professional, buy a book or go to your local hardware store for installation specifics.

First you’ll pretty much need to remove everything in the room. This includes molding, taking doors off the hinges and of course all the furniture in the room.

Once everything is removed you’ll need to prep the floor. Make sure the floor you’re laying the vinyl flooring over is clean and free of cracks and dirt. If not then clean it, fill in the cracks and smooth out any bumps. If you’re going over a floor that’s already down make sure it’s clean, even and smooth.

Now depending on the type of floor you’re going over you may have to lay a new sub floor down before you can lay the vinyl flooring down. Again make sure to talk to a specialist before doing this project.

After you’ve cut your flooring to fit the room you’ll need to apply adhesive so it will stick. MAKE SURE you know which adhesive goes with the type of vinyl flooring you’ve chosen. There is a variety and you DON’T WANT to get the wrong kind or you’ll be redoing your job.

Once you’ve glued it to the floor try not to use it for 24 hours because the glue needs time to dry and bond tightly. After at least a day has gone by you can replace your games, pool table, pinball machine, jukebox and so on. Just MAKE SURE that you roll them on plywood or something hard otherwise you may end up damaging your new floor.

What Do You Think

After going over some of the various reasons for having a vinyl floor for basement game rooms. And after a basic introduction to the installation process, is vinyl flooring for you? It’s definitely easier to work with than wood flooring and pretty much easier than other types of tile flooring also since vinyl is easily cut to the shapes you’ll need.

The main ingredient in any good flooring plan anyway is the creative idea you come up with. And that is true whether it’s a vinyl floor for basement entertainment purposes or in your busy kitchen. Just be unique, be creative and come up with a look that goes along with your whole game room theme. This way no matter what – vinyl flooring for your basement or whichever room you decide to lay it in will look GREAT!

A Wood Floor Design
That Looks And Feels Great

And Can Withstand The Elements Of Game Room Action Is What You’ll Need!

Wood Floor Design for game room

You know what we mean by game room action don’t you? If you don’t then let us explain. Having grown up with a game room and other family members currently having game rooms we’ve seen pretty much everything that can happen in a home game room. If you’re just creating a game room for show then there are no worries. BUT if you plan to have get-togethers with family and friends you may have plenty to worry about. That’s why you’ll need a wood floor design that can hold up to just about anything.

You’ll have kids running and screaming. Drinks will be knocked to the floor. Food will be crushed into the floor. Chairs pushed across the floor. Billiard table that may need leveling, a juke box that needs to be moved for a moment to change a record, pool sticks being banged on the floor and pool balls falling on the floor and on and on we could go. We didn’t even scratch the surface of “game room action”. You get the idea though.

So make a wise decision and keep in mind who’ll be using the game room. Wood flooring is harder to keep up than other types of flooring. Some wood scratches easily and also there are some rooms where wood flooring shouldn’t even be installed. With all that said a wood floor design in your game room would still look awesome! Just make sure it’s practical!

Here is some helpful wood floor design information:

Important Wood Flooring Information

There are various types of wood flooring out there. Too many to really go into them all here. But there is some important information that you need to know before installing them in your game room.

There are two types of wood flooring that can be installed in your home. They are called “SOLID WOOD” or “ENGINEERED WOOD”. 

 

Solid Wood Flooring

 

Is a type of wood flooring that should be installed above ground. That means not in your basement because it can’t adjust easily to humidity and moisture and your wood floor design will be ruined easily. Although it can still be installed on concrete as long as it’s above ground level.

There are basically three types of Solid Wood Flooring. Strip, Plank & Parquet. Each has it’s own unique qualities and come in an array of colors to match just about any room.

 

Engineered Wood Flooring

This type of flooring can pretty much be installed anywhere therefore is perfect for your game room in the basement.

It’s made of various types of wood or different grades of the same wood placed together to become one piece with high heat and pressure. Two types of Engineered Wood are Wood Laminates and Synthetic/Plastic Laminates.

Types Of Wood Flooring Available

There is a large selection of wood flooring designs available these days. They come in both Domestic and Exotic styles. Here is a list of what you’ll most likely find:

 

Domestic Woods

Ash White / Beech / Birch / Cherry (Black) / Douglas Fir / Hickory-Pecan / Maple Sugar-Hard / Mesquite / Oak (Red) / Oak (White) / Pine-Antique Heart / Pine-Southern Yellow / Walnut American Black.

Exotic(Imported) Woods

 

– Bamboo / Brazilian Cherry / Bubinga / Cork / Curmaru / Cypress (Australian) / Gum-Spotted / Gum-Sydney Blue / Iroko / Jarrah / Mahogany (Santos) / Maple-Brazilian / Merbau / Oak-Tasmanian / Padauk / Purpleheart / Sapele / Teak-Brazilian / Teak Thai-Burmese / Walnut, Brazilian-Ipe / Wenge.

Which Type Is Right
For Your Game Room & You

Well there are a few last things to consider and lets touch base on those together right now.

When it comes to COLOR you really have no worries. You can find just about any color of wood that would match your room just right. If you can’t find the exact color you want just remember you can always stain and finish the wood you’ve chosen to get your desired color.

Also as you probably already know, all wood isn’t the same even if it is the same type of wood. What we’re trying to say is that there are “GRADES” of wood available. Clear, Select & Common. Clear wood is supposed to be free of any defects. Select wood will contain it’s natural state with knots and color differences. Common wood pretty much is wood in its natural state. Color variations, knots, wormholes and so on. You’ll also see these referred to as “First, Second & Third” types of wood.

Wood can also be cut in different types of ways. Depending on the angle a board is cut will make a difference in how it will look. Basically there are three types of cuts. Plainsawn, Quartersawn and Riftsawn. The most common cut is the Plainsawn. Quartersawn is more expensive as you get less board per log cut but it will wear more evenly. Riftsawn cut is like Quartersawn cut but it’s cut at a different angle.

So What Does All This Mean?

Basically what it comes down to is this. Solid Hardwoods will most like require more upkeep than Engineered Wood Floor Designs. Although they can always be re-sanded and refinished to get that new look all over again. Solid Wood most likely will last a lot longer than Engineered Wood if kept up properly.

Wood flooring is great and it seems everyone out there wants a wood floor nowadays. Just remember to pick the one that is right for your floor level whether above or below ground and that will hold up with all the game room action you’ll be having.

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Home Wall Murals

Turn Your Room Into Something More With Amazing Home Wall Murals!

Home Wall Murals are EASY to create and there is a variety of ways to get them onto your walls.

If you have a game room and you’re looking for a way to spice it up or if you feel like waking up on the beach every morning then you must give home wall murals a try. They can take you to far away lands like Japan or a Tropical Paradise. Or they can get you into the game with your favorite sport wall murals. Heck you can even have large murals made from your own photos believe it or not.

Think about it for a second. You’re creating your one of a kind game room and instead of adding a ton of posters and pictures to every wall you leave one wall blank and add a cool wall mural that goes along with your room theme.

Home Wall Murals: Give Your Room The Respect It Deserves!

You’ve worked hard to make your room a beautiful work of art and that goes for bedrooms, bathrooms and game rooms. Now you want to add something to it that goes above what “average” homes have and a fun mural will do just that.

Don’t be afraid of wall murals either, they’re pretty darn easy to get on the wall. You can do it yourself with stencils or paint by number kits and if you’re still feeling a little shaky then you can even have a wall mural made out of your favorite digital photograph.

So get in the game, the jungle, that far away exotic land or wherever your heart desires and get serious about adding some murals to any room that you need to wake up. Or take an existing room you love up a notch in creativity and fun.

How To Draw Wall Murals
That Are Easy To Draw And Look Great !

If you want to learn How To Draw Wall Murals then keep on reading. Wall Murals make just about any room come alive especially Home Game Rooms and Children’s Rooms. They’re actually pretty easy to draw and paint so don’t shy away from adding a wall mural to your room. Tackle the project head on and when you’re finished you won’t believe how great it looks even if it’s your first time drawing one.

How To Draw Wall Murals

Drawing a wall mural is basically like painting by number and everyone knows even young kids can paint by number.

And yes there are even paint by number wall mural kits available but this page is about how to use an overhead projector for creating your wall mural.

Using An Overhead Projector

One of the easiest ways to add wall murals to your home is with an overhead projector. So what you’ll first need is an outline sketch of the mural you want to draw. You can find sketches or pictures of murals you want to draw just about anywhere. For example from computer graphic software, coloring books, magazines and so on.

The key to making a good mural this way is your tracing ability. You need to find the outline you like and then trace it onto a transparency sheet with special transparency markers. The reason you do this is so that with the use of an overhead projector your traced picture will show up on the wall.

So you’ve traced your picture onto a transparency sheet and you now have it on the projector shining your trace onto your wall. This time you need to trace that same picture onto your wall with a pencil. Just try to do this in one step otherwise you’ll have to line up the drawing again placing the projector in exactly the same location. And remember you can make the picture on your wall as large or as small as you’d like depending on the distance the overhead projector is from the wall.

If you don’t have access to an overhead projector don’t worry, most office supply stores have them to rent or buy and sometimes a library may have old ones to borrow or sell so it’s a good idea to inquire with them.

PAINT TO USE – Use acrylic paint to color in your wall mural as it looks the best. Although it’s recommended you may have to go over your paint job more than once to get your desired look. It is ok to use regular wall paint if you’re doing a “large” mural but for details stick to the acrylics.

Your first try may not come out like a Picasso but don’t worry most of your family and friends won’t even know you did it yourself. You can always redo your murals easily and after you’ve done a few you’ll wonder why you’ve never added one before.

Create Amazing
California Redwood Wall Murals!

California Redwood Wall Murals

You may find it a bit difficult to find California Redwood Wall Murals but don’t worry you can create one EASILY ENOUGH.

There is more than one way to get a nice looking wall mural onto your wall. From painting by number to taking your own photographs below you’ll learn about some ways to get the painted wall mural of your dreams into your home.

Some ways are EASY TO DO. Other ways are more difficult. But in the end with a little patience you’ll be able to come up with the best way to get California Redwood Wall Murals into your home.

Fun Ways To Create: California Redwood Wall Murals

Easy To Do Projector Transfer

This is one of the easiest ways to get your California Redwood Wall Murals onto your walls. This is especially good if you can’t find a Redwood Wall Mural Painting Kit.

Basically you take an image of the California Redwoods either from a photo you’ve taken, a magazine, picture book or wherever you can find one and transfer that image to a transparency sheet. Local copy stores can usually do the transferring for you. Once you have the image of your California Redwood Mural on transparency all you need to do is get an overhead projector to project that image onto the wall of your choice.

Move the projector nearer or further away for the wall to get the desired size of your mural and then paint. It’s easiest to use Acrylic Paints which can be bought just about anywhere and for a base use a coat of latex paint.

Easy To Follow Stencil Kits

You may not have given stencils a second thought but there are a variety of Stencil Wall Mural Kits out there. For a California Redwood Wall Mural you may find it difficult to find exactly what you need but you can use various stencil wall mural methods to create some aspects of the Redwood Wall Mural by purchasing individual stencils themselves to add a little spice to your work.

Paint By Number Wall Mural

Again there are a lot of paint by number wall mural kits out there. They come with a pattern that you EASILY transfer to your wall then with your paints you simply paint by number. Is there one specific to California Redwoods? Possibly but there are a number of paint by number wall mural kits for forest and wooded scenes that may be what you’d want.

**Create Custom California Redwood Wall Murals**

Possible “THE BEST” way to get the mural of your dreams on your wall is to have it custom done. Yes they’ll cost more than do it yourself mural kits but the results will be amazing and they’ll last.

There are companies that will create custom murals from your own artwork or photos. Of course you’ll need to either transfer that photo to them electronically or mail it to them. If your digital image isn’t of high quality it may be hard to get a large sized mural, the same goes with photos, the smaller the photo the smaller the mural, as simple as that.

Usually these murals are hung similar to the way wallpaper is hung. Also some may be pre-pasted while others are pasted prior to hanging. Of course you’ll need a smooth way to hang this type of wall mural. If you don’t have one you can EASILY CREATE one with “Liner Paper”. This paper is blank wallpaper and it will create the smooth surface you’ll need to hang your California Redwood Wall Murals.

REMEMBER

Before purchasing any type of mural kit make sure you read all the specifications that come with it. Also it’s “VERY IMPORTANT” to hang your wall murals on a smooth surface. You don’t want any cracks or bumps as it’ll make it difficult to hang and easier to ruin in the long run. And note that the best type of paint to coat your walls before hanging your California Redwood Wall Murals is a flat latex paint.

Adding a California Redwood Wall Mural is just another GREAT GAME ROOM DECORATING IDEA for your home.

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You’re On The Beach Watching The Sunset
Hawaiian Wall Murals Will Take You There 24/7!

Hawaiian Wall Murals

Yes, Hawaiian Wall Murals will have you thinking you’re sitting on the beach. All you need to do is put on a little luau music and sit back with your favorite fruity drink and you’ll be whisked away to beautiful Hawaii even if you’re sitting in your room as the snow falls outside.

There are various ways to get some wonderful Hawaiian Themed Wall Murals into your home and none of them are really that hard. Although some can be a little time consuming they’re well worth the effort.

From paint by number mural kits, basic stencils, pasting, hanging or creating your own custom Mural you’ll find a way that’s right for you below.

Hawaii Is Calling So Pick Up The Phone
Fun Hawaiian Wall Murals That Brighten Your Home

Hawaiian Wall Murals To Hang!

One of the simplest ways to add a wall mural to your home is one that you buy already done. There are various ways to hang the mural but the most common is to paste it on your wall. You’ll need a flat wall and must prepare it by painting two coats of flax white latex paint. This will help the murals stay on for years.

Hanging wall murals are very bright and vibrant and just as good as ones you could hand paint yourself. If you don’t want to go through a lot of trouble with wall murals or don’t consider yourself an artist then a Wall Mural that’s store bought is a great way to go.

Project Hawaii Onto Your Walls

Simple and effective, projecting your favorite Hawaiian image onto your wall will help you get the perfect mural for your room.

Basically you turn your favorite Hawaiian picture whether from a magazine, book or photograph you’ve taken and make it a transparency sheet for an overhead projector. Most office supply stores can create these for you.

Next borrow an overhead projector from a friend, library, office supply store or purchase one if you want to do a lot of murals and get to work. All you need to do is project that Hawaiian image onto your prepped wall and start to trace. If you want the image larger move the projector further away, smaller then move it closer.

And the best paint to use for any wall mural is Acrylic Paint found at just about every hardware store. Also remember to coat your walls with a flat white latex paint to hold the picture/paint better.

Paint By Number Hawaiian Murals

Just like a color by number coloring book, paint by number murals are the exact same concept but on a grander scale. Some of these paint by number mural kits even come with the paint and patterns included. Simply attach the pattern to your wall and follow the paint by number instructions. You may or may not find the right image for your Hawaiian wall murals but if you don’t then the next way to create your mural will help.

**Custom Hawaiian Wall Murals**

Custom made Hawaiian Wall Murals may actually be the best way to go. They are made from photos you’ve taken so it makes the mural even more special. Sometimes it’s a little more costly but well worth it since you have history with the mural.

There are companies that can build custom wall murals right from your artwork, digital photos and even regular photo-paper photos. Most companies will accept electronic photos over email also and if not you can always send your Hawaiian image into them. But remember the smaller the photo you send the smaller your mural will be as an image can only go so large before loosing it’s crispness.

Hung like wallpaper they may or may not come pre-pasted. Again ask the manufacturer how they send their murals to you and what you’ll need to do to get it looking perfect on your walls. Don’t forget to prep your walls too. And IF you have a bumpy wall there is a solution, a paper called “Liner Paper” will cover bumps and cracks giving you a smooth surface to hang your mural.

Stencil Kits

For adding onto your Hawaiian Wall Murals you can always go with a stencil kit. Some come with total murals while others have stencils to add objects and pictures to your already existing wall mural.

And Always Remember To Follow Directions

Always read directions before hanging your Hawaiian Wall Murals. As each company has specific ways to hang their murals or paint their murals. You don’t want to make a mistake and have to redo them. Use flax white latex paint to prep walls and always make sure you have a flat surface.

Create Exciting
Paris Scenes Wall Murals!

Paris Scenes Wall Murals

Paris Scenes Wall Murals can be created in a few different ways. All of which is easily done with a little time and patience.

Whether you’d prefer a simple to do Paris Scene that is done with a paint by number mural kit, a stencil mural or even a one of a kind custom mural there is a way to add your wall mural that will suit your needs.

Again some ways to create murals are easier than others but it’s really about the end result that matters! Adding Paris Scenes Wall Murals to a room in your home is about to BECOME EASIER THAN YOU 

Simple To Create: Paris Scenes Wall Murals

Easy To Follow Stencil Kits

For Paris Scenes Wall Murals you may want to use a stencil wall mural kit or individual stencils themselves to enhance your “Paris Scene”.

Basically like smaller stencils but on a larger scale you outline and add designs to your walls. Again there are whole kits or individual stencils that will help you spice up your Paris Scene Wall Mural.

Simply Project An Image Onto Your Wall!

Yes this is a very efficient and simple way to add Paris Scenes Wall Murals onto just about any wall in your home. Once the walls are prepped of course.

All you need to do is find your favorite Paris Scene either from a magazine, book or photo you’ve taken and turn it into a transparency sheet. You can create transparencies at local copy/office stores usually.

After you have your image on a transparency all you need to do is set up an overhead projector that can be bought and sometimes rented out. Next simply project your Paris Scene Image onto your wall and begin to trace. This is a really easy way to create Paris Scenes Wall Murals. Plus you can decide on the size you want, move the projector closer to the wall for a smaller mural and further away for a larger mural to outline.

And remember to keep your Paris Scenes Wall Murals looking sharp use Acrylic Paint usually found in just about any department or hardware store. Also make sure the base paint for your wall is a flat latex paint.

Wall Murals And Painting By Number

When you were a child you probably had a color/paint by number books. This is the exact same thing but on a larger scale. There are Paint By Number Mural Kits that come with patterns and sometimes the paint also. All you need to do is tape up the pattern and follow the painting instructions for each area to paint. Will you find Paris Scenes Wall Murals in paint by number kits? Yes but they may not be the exact scene you want and in that case take a look at the next solution.

**Creating Customized Paris Scenes Wall Murals**

A little more expensive way of adding Paris Scenes Wall Murals to your walls is having murals custom made. It may cost a little more but the finished results should look amazing and last a long time.

Various companies create custom murals direct from your artwork and photos both digital and hard copy. You can either transfer the photos to these companies electronically or send them your hard copy photo or art print to copy. A drawback may be that if your digital image is small in size or your photo is 3×5 the Paris Scenes Wall Murals the company creates may not be large enough for your liking. Talk to the company directly and see what their size requirements are. Basically the smaller the image, the smaller the wall mural may be.

Although they’re relatively simply to hang you want to be careful and take time when hanging these custom murals. Basically hung like wallpaper they’ll either come pre-pasted or you’ll have to add a paste just before you apply them to the wall. And remember you need to have a smooth surface to hang your Paris Scenes Wall Murals also and if you don’t there is a solution. You can use “Liner Paper” which basically covers bumps and cracks giving you the surface you need to hang or paint your mural.

Don’t Forget

Please don’t forget that when buying any type of wall mural kit to make sure you read all the directions and small print. It’s very important to know what you exactly need to do to make your wall mural look its best. Make sure you have a smooth surface, that’s very important to keep it looking great. Also it’s best to coat your walls with a flat latex paint before adding your mural. One coat for sure and two to be safe, this way your Paris Scenes Wall Murals will have you drifting away for years to come.