Why is it recommended that I have tile left over after installation is completed?

Like fabric, tile is run in color lots and no two lots will match exactly. Also, tile styles are dropped and often aren’t available. Depending on the size of the tiled area, it is recommended that you have at least an extra case left…

What is a porcelain tile?

A ceramic tile that has a water absorption rate of less than 0.5%. The clay content is usually of denser clay and is fired at a higher temperature than regular ceramic tile. Clay is like steel, the hotter it becomes the stronger the material….

What’s the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles?

Porcelain tiles are made from porcelain clay and fired at a very high temperature, which makes the tile stronger and more chip resistant. Ceramic tiles are usually made from a red or terra cotta colored clay and they are fired at a slightly lower…

Should my grout be sealed?

It never hurts to have your grout sealed. Some of your better brands of grout come with an additive already in the mix. Sealing the grout will guard against stains.

Does using a larger tile make a room appear smaller than using a smaller tile?

Just the opposite. Using larger tiles gives any size room a larger feel.

Can I install tile on a wood sub floor?

Yes. A concrete board underlayment will need to be installed over your wood sub floor prior to the tile installation. This provides the rigidity needed to minimize floor movement so your tile installation won’t fail due to cracking tile or grout.

What is color-body porcelain?

Color-body porcelain is a tile that the color goes throughout the entire piece. For example, if the tile were to chip you would not see red or gray come through. It would have the same color as the surface of the tile.

What is the best way to clean my tile regularly?

Wipe glazed wall tiles periodically using a cloth or sponge dampened with a non oil-based household cleaner. Vacuum glazed floor tiles regularly to remove dirt and other gritty particles, then damp mop or sponge with an all-purpose, non oil-based cleaner. Remember not to use…

What is the difference between glazed and full-body tiles?

Glazed tiles are coated with a liquid glass, which is then baked into the surface of the clay. Full-body porcelain tiles do not show wear because its color extends throughout the tile, making them ideal for commercial applications.

Should a sealer be used on ceramic tile?

A glazed tile is already stain proof, so there is no purpose to putting on a sealer. You may put a penetrating sealer on your unglazed tile or your grout joints. A penetrating sealer is an invisible, stain resistant shield that is absorbed into…

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