Advantages Of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

July 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

Ceramic tile floor in a modern luxury kitchen

Durability: Porcelain flooring is very durable and  the tiles are difficult to crack. A quality installation can last for 10 to 20 years and even longer if well maintained.

Water Resistant: Glazed ceramic and porcelain tiles have a non porous layer of liquid glass that sits on top of the tiles making them impervious to water and stain penetration. They are also naturally resistant to the ravages of high humidity conditions. These properties makes them ideal for use in wet environments like bathrooms and kitchens.

Tiles that are not glazed will need to be sealed in order to protect their surface from liquids.

Maintenance: Tile is easy to care for. Dirt and stains rest on the tile surface making then easy to clean. Maintenance consists of wiping, sweeping or vacuuming with a soft brush attachment to keep the tile free of dust and dirt. If a stain does occur use a non toxic cleaner and rub it until its removed.

Color Options: Porcelain tiles allow for a wider range of styles and colors.

Modern manufacturing allows tiles producers to make materials which can be printed in all types of ways. Tile can be printed to reproduce the look of a number of hardwoods and stones.

Pricing: Most tiles costs between $3.50 and $8 a square foot.

Allergies: “Porcelain and ceramic tiles are some of the best choices for allergy prevention. They’re easy to care for and dust accumulation is easy to spot and clean.”

The hard, flat surface of ceramic and porcelain tiles makes them a good choice for those with allergies. Tiles are easy to keep clean because dust mites, pollen and pet hair cannot penetrate their impervious texture. Both ceramic and porcelain tiles are highly water resistant. This makes them a good choice for bathrooms and kitchens, where steam and water may cause mold and mildew. Although ceramic and porcelain are well suited for those with allergies, not every type of tile is a great option. Some tile materials, such as natural stone, may be more porous than others. Dirt and dust may snag in the uneven crevices, making these types of flooring less effective.

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Ceramic Tile & Stone

June 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Materials Only (No Installation)
We carry Pre-Finished Woods and Laminates, Ceramic and Porcelain Tile.

Benefits of Tile & Stone

Ceramic tile floor in a modern luxury kitchen

For floor decor that’s creative, practical, and charming, our tile is unbeatable. Amazing colors, shapes, textures, and sizes give you options that make a tile floor so stylish. And when you add extra pizzazz with glass trim, hand-painted accents, or colored grout, you take style to new levels.

One of the best things about tile is the ability to install it in special patterns that add interest to your floor. These patterns are easy to create and offer endless variety—another plus. Try alternating colors for a dramatic, two-toned effect. Mix sizes and shapes; choose between repeated or random patterns. No matter how you lay tile, it’s sure to make a statement.

With a long history as one of the most durable flooring materials available, tile is also a great choice for rooms that see a lot of wear or moisture. It resists stains and scratches and is easy to clean. The result is a floor that’s not only beautiful, but practical as well.

Tile & Stone Installation

Before Installation

If you want a problem-free installation—and we all want that!—here’s a checklist of things to do before the installer arrives.

Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed.

Who’s moving the furniture? Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room.

If your tile has any linearity to the pattern, decide whether you want it to run in one direction or to be quarter-turned, so that an overall “checkerboard” type pattern is achieved.

Measure door clearances before you have your tile installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag.

Paint first. If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your tile is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.

It’s also a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.

Category: Ceramic Tile & Stone