For our high-end bathroom installations, we offer a variety of tile installation services that will give your bathroom a fresh, new look. From classic tile designs to something more ornate and intricate, we can make the design of your dreams.
Not all tiles will eliminate stain risks or be easy to maintain. It's important to be careful which tiles you choose for your backsplash. Not all tiles are great at reducing maintenance and certain tile choices could actually add to your maintenance workload and schedule instead of reducing it. For instance, while we love the look of natural stone, stone and marble are naturally porous materials so they are susceptible to staining and require scheduled maintenance with specialty cleaners and sealers. Small tiles may also end up needing more maintenance because they will have more grout joints and that’s where grease and dirt like to take up residence. If maintenance is a high priority for you, we recommend ceramic, porcelain glass or even metal tile. Because these materials are non-porous, stains will not be able to penetrate the surface of the tile. We also recommend an upgraded grout for backsplashes, one that has stain-resistant technology built-in. One last thing to consider if you are concerned with less maintenance: the larger the tile, the less grout joints and therefore the less maintenance needed.
Gauged Porcelain Tile exacts the benefit of much lower cost and none of the maintenance needed for natural stone. We believe they are a timeless and beautiful material that will greatly increase the experience of any room.
Tiled showers are one of our specialties. When it comes to installing tile in your shower, one of the most important aspects of the shower is never even seen.
1. Does the contractor specialize in shower tile installation?
2. What materials are being used for the waterproofing of the substrate?
3. Will a Flood Test be performed on the shower pan?
4. Does the manufacturer of the installation products offer a warranty?
5. Does the contractor offer a warranty on the workmanship?
We understand that when it comes to flooring options, you have a lot to choose from. If you are looking for an option that is permanent, clean, and green you should be seriously considering porcelain tile.
Tile Classifications Tile is classified into 4 categories: Non-Vitreous, Semi-Vitreous, Vitreous, and Impervious. The water absorption determines the best area of use for each tile.
Dye Lots Ceramic tile is a natural material with a natural composition which becomes resistant when fired at very high temperatures. This process, however, can cause slight differences in the shades of color of a tile between one batch and the next. Therefore, tiles are grouped before packaging according to their “dye lots” or shade and their caliber. The “dye lot” (or shade of that batch of material) is then indicated on the label of every box. This is why when placing your order for tile, it is very important to order enough tile to not only complete the job but also to have extra for any repairs that may need to occur sometime down the line. Five to twenty percent extra tile should be ordered depending on the specified pattern.