How to Maintain Terracotta Tile
If you have or plan to install terracotta tiles on your floor, you need to know how best to maintain them. Terracotta performs much like natural stone or concrete but with the exquisite charm of man-made, kiln-fired clay tile. If you install natural terracotta, which has a rough surface, you should have it professionally sealed. The clay […]
Terracotta Tile: What You Need to Know
Are you planning to apply your tax return to a little home improvement this year? If your plans include tile, you might consider the benefits of terracotta. Tile as iconic as terracotta creates an old-world ambiance anywhere in your home. From Spanish hacienda and Southwestern designs to Old Italian country villa styles, terracotta offers rustic elegance to any room. […]
Tips for Regrouting Your Tile Flooring
Tile flooring is a great way to make your home look elegant and classy. However, over time, the grout between the tiles can become dingy and dirty, destroying the look you are trying to convey. Because of this, it is necessary to regrout your floors from time to time. Here are some of our top tips […]
Tips for Choosing the Right Grout Color
Tile flooring is a fantastic way to create an elegant look in your home. Tile floors are easy to clean and can withstand the rigors of high-traffic areas of your house. Choosing the right tile is an important aspect, but selecting the appropriate grout color is just as important. Here’s what you need to know.
3 Brilliant Ways to Use Tile For DIY Christmas Gifts
Level up your gift-giving this year with DIY projects that are sure to make a lasting impression! Handmade gifts add a lasting touch, and when you pair your crafty expertise with natural stone or ceramic tiles, you’ll get gorgeous heirlooms that recipients will adore for years. Here’s how!
How to Choose the Proper Grout and Tile Sealer for Your Restaurant
Once you finish laying down a new tile floor in your restaurant, you will want to seal it. Protecting the tiles and grout lines is the critical last step in the installation process. A properly sealed tile floor is better at resisting stains and can help keep odors from permeating into your flooring. But there are a lot of different sealant brands […]
Four Reasons to Choose Tile for Your Restaurant
The flooring in a restaurant takes all kinds of abuse. From spills to wet and muddy shoes, restaurants need to choose a floor which not only looks great but can maintain its appearance year after year. A tile floor offers many benefits over other flooring options.
How to Create Floors that Flow
If you are redoing the flooring in your home, natural stone or tile may be the way for you to go. These stunning materials not only look great but are easy to clean as well, so you can save time on cleaning your home and spend more time with your family. Your floors are so […]
How to Remove Hard Water Stains on Pool Tiles
Now that you have your pool tile selected and installed, knowing how to properly maintain it is the next step. Hard water stains are a common problem for pool tile, and it’s important to know how to clean it if it does occur. The following information is courtesy of our team of professionals to help you remove […]
How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Pool
Have you stopped dreaming about building a pool in your backyard this summer and already met with your contractors to start construction? If you have, you know there are many questions you need to answer. Most homeowners spend the most time considering questions concerning the size and shape of their future pool, but tend to forget about […]
Steps to Removing Your Kitchen’s Tile Backsplash
Are you tired of your dull, boring kitchen? Updating your tile backsplash with a simple DIY home improvement project can dramatically change the look of your entire kitchen. The best part is that you can complete the entire project in as little as one weekend. Just follow these steps:
2017 Trends to Make Your Kitchen Stand Out
Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home and one where you probably spend a significant amount of your time each day. As such, you’ll want it to be an area that you aesthetically enjoy. Here are some of the top kitchen trends for 2017 to help you take this room […]
Tips to Help You Maintain Your Tile Fireplace
Winters in Ohio can get bitterly cold, and having a fireplace is a great way to provide additional heat to your home. It also creates a warming atmosphere that makes your house feel so cozy and welcoming. All of that can be ruined if your fireplace is looking a little grimy. You know how important it is […]
Which Tile Trends Should You Try in 2017?
It’s hard to believe, but soon we’ll be ringing in the new year, and with it an abundance of new interior design and tile trends! If you’re planning a remodel in 2017, now is the time to explore your options to see which of next years’ hottest trends resonate with you. Here’s a sneak peak […]
Why It’s Important to Use a Grout Sealer
When it comes to sealing the grout on your brand new tile installation, the professionals seem to be divided. While most come down on the side of sealing, others counsel against it. For tile projects that will never see a drop of water, wine, oil or any other liquid, why go to the trouble of […]
Which Tile Grout is Right for Your Job: Epoxy or Cement?
Professional tile installers know all of the ins and outs of grout, which to use for each type of job plus all the pros and cons of the different products available. But what about the DIYers and those learning the trade? You have a lot to consider before landing on the right tile grout for […]
Measuring for Your Backsplash Tile
Installing a kitchen backsplash is a great way to add your own personal touch to the overall kitchen design. Backsplash tile can be made from almost any type of material and there is a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from. Installing backsplash tile is a quick and easy DIY project, but […]
5 Creative Uses for Leftover Tile
Whether you unknowingly bought too much tile for your latest remodeling project or you intentionally bought extra “just in case,” rather than storing the extra tiles in the garage or tossing them out, you should repurpose them for a creative project! From backsplashes to side tables, here are five project ideas to get you started […]
7 Ways to Clean and Maintain Tile Floors
You have a myriad of choices when choosing the flooring for your home. The most popular choice is tile because of its beauty and its easy maintenance. Cleaning tile floors may sound like a tiresome chore, but it is really quite easy. Here are some steps that will help keep your floor looking nice.
Sanded vs. Unsanded Grout: Which is Better?
How hard can installing tile floors be? Well, if you’re a patient perfectionist armed with good information, maybe it’s not too hard for a DIY project. Your results couldn’t be worse than if you hired a contractor off of a list site, right? Before you start, you’ll need to know, among a multitude of other important […]