All About Tile

All About Tile

Benefits
  • Versatile- Great in bathrooms, entries, kitchens, etc 
  • Diverse- Comes in a wide variety of shapes, color, sizes, and finishes
  • Durable- The longest lasting flooring option
  • Trendy- Our specialists will help you choose a tile that will never go out of style
Maintenance
  • Sweep and mop regularly 
  • Use a neutral PH cleaner (no ammonia, vinegar, or chlorine)
  • Wipe spills promptly 
  • For specific guidelines look up your tile manufacture 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the installation process for tile?

A. Our installer will come and take exact measurements of the job to ensure the right amount of tile is ordered. They will complete any tear out that you requested and ensure the floor is level and dry. Cement board is installed over any nonconcrete surfaces. This ensures the longest possible life for your tile. Your installer will then create a layout using chalk lines and start laying the tile. After the tile is laid the thinset must dry for 12-24 hours, after which the installer will return to grout and clean the area. In showers a similar process is followed with an extra step to apply water proofing to the cement board before the tile is laid. 

Q. How long do I have to wait to walk on my new tile?

A. While drying time can vary depending on the type of thinset and grout being used, 12-24 hours is fairly standard. Our installers will be able to give you more specifics when they are on site. 

Q. Do I need to seal my tile?

A. Porcelain and ceramic tiles have solid surfaces meaning they very rarely need to be sealed. If you have selected a stone or a travertine tile it will need to be sealed after installation to avoid water entering through the porous surface.

Q. What are the differences between ceramic and porcelain tile?

A. Generally porcelain tile is harder and less porous then ceramic tile. Often ceramic tile will be available in more colors and size options then the porcelain, although porcelain is approved for outdoor use while many ceramic tiles are not. Both are kiln fired but ceramic tile is made of wet clay that is pressed and fired. Porcelain is made of dry clay that is compacted, colored, and fired. 

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We are excited to announce that our new Showroom located next door to our Afton location will be opening its doors this summer! Click below to get in touch with one of our flooring specalists to start your project today!

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