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Ceramic Wall Tiles

Ceramic wall tiles are the most popular bathroom wall covering and for good reason. They are durable, reasonably priced, and versatile. For shower surrounds that can last twenty years or more, come in a variety of colors and textures, and cost only slightly more than flimsy plastic shells, ceramic wall tiling is your solution. For…

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Tile counter

Tile Counters Break up the Monotony

If your kitchen needs a quick makeover but you can’t afford to make major renovationswith expensive materials, you may want to think about alternative arrangements. Though all the home design shows on TV use natural stone (such as granite, marble, and slate) to finish off surfaces, most of us can’t afford such high-end investments. Do…

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The Versatility of Terrazzo Tile

Terrazzo tile is one of the most versatile tiling options available in the industry. Made by mixing marble, granite, quartz, or glass chips into a cement binder, terrazzo is attractive and one of the toughest products available when it comes to tiling materials. Why Choose Terrazzo? Terrazzo is an excellent tiling choice for a number…

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Wall tile

Tile Glossary

Abrams Law: A process used to determine the strength of concrete: the ratio of the amount of water in proportion to the amount of cement in the mixture. Abrasion: Erosion through friction. Absorption: The weight of water absorbed by a ceramic specimen through immersion in relation to the weight of the dry specimen, always expressed…

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New flooring

Asbestos Tile Remediation Made Easy: Cover Directly With New Flooring

If you notice asbestos tile in your home, it’s not the end of the world. Unlike other asbestos applications, asbestos tile poses little threat to your family’s health. Still, many homeowners feel uncomfortable with asbestos in their homes. If you want to neutralize your asbestos but aren’t ready for an expensive removal, consider installing new…

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Travertine tile

Stunning Travertine Tile

Travertine tiles are one of the most popular materials used today in stone floors, exteriors, countertops, backsplashes, bathrooms, and walls. Quarried from stone that is best described as a cross between marble and limestone, travertine has been a popular building material for thousands of years because of both its durability and the ability of masons…

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Tile floor

How to Fix Hollow-Sounding Tiles

An echoing, hollow sound coming from your floor is a sign of loose or improperly installed tiles. Loose tiles aren’t a home-threatening problem, but they’ll eventually crack and look bad. Here are some solutions: Hiring a pro is the best solution for repairing loose tile. A professional will have the tools, knowledge and time to…

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Grades of Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic Tile Grades Explained

Ceramic tile ratings are set up in a grading system of 1 to 5, based on the tile’s toughness and durability. It’s a good thing to educate yourself on the different tile grades, as choosing the right ceramic tile for a specific application can be make or break when it comes your tile lasting as…

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Handmade tile backsplash

Get Character and Beauty with Handmade Tile

Handmade tile is the blanket term given to a large array of different ceramic tiles available for installation as flooring, countertops, backsplashes, patio tile, wall murals, baths, and decorative accents. The one thing all handmade varieties have in common is that somewhere during production an artisan or craftsman individually played a role in the final…

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Wall tile

Tile Maintenance Tips

Tile maintenance is an important part of owning tile because it will ensure that your new tile remains as beautiful a few years down the road as it did the day it was laid down. Here’s a list of a few basic maintenance tips, as well as some common maintenance challenges and solutions, that will…

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