Posts Tagged ‘flooring tile’

  • Tile Adds Personality to a Room

    Date: 2011.02.21 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 2

    Adding tile to your home allows you to make any space your very own. The beauty of using tile in design is that there are virtually limitless options to truly get your desired, unique look. Whether it’s textures, patterns, glazes or styles, the options are endless and even the smallest details can make a big difference.

    Here are some tile designs to use as inspiration on this cold Monday!

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    These classic British brick style tiles give this bathroom an elegant yet relaxed feel.

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    The tile in this kitchen, paired with the decor, gives a more urban and modern look.

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    The tile flooring in the this kitchen and living room gives this living space a Italian & rustic inspired look.

    When choosing your custom tile, remember to pay attention to detail and how it will have an effect on the ambiance of your room.  If you have any questions, we are here to help!

  • Caring For the Tile in Your Home

    Date: 2011.02.04 | Category: Bathrooms, Kitchens, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    Whether you’ve just installed tile in your home or you’ve got your heart set on that new outdoor patio for the spring, you might want to keep some cleaning tips in mind in order to ensure that your tile looks great all the time! Here are some cleaning tips for all types of tile surfaces that you may have in your home!

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    For walls & counter tops:

    - Wipe with a damp cloth or sponge

    -Use window cleaner (Windex or Glass Plus)

    -Wipe dry with cloth

    -All purpose cleaners or spray cleaners are also recommended

    For routine cleaning of floors:

    -Vacuum regularly to remove gritty particles

    -Use a damp mop with water and your favorite detergent

    Cleaning your shower tile:

    -Use all-purpose cleaner, allow to stand five minutes, then rinse and dry

    -Wash with equal parts white vinegar and water

    -Using commercial tile cleaners is also recommended

    For more tips on heavy duty cleaning for all surfaces in your home, visit our Garretson Tile Company website.

    No matter what type of tile surface you have in your home, keeping it clean and cared for will allow you to enjoy it for years to come.

  • The Perfect Floor for the Family

    Date: 2011.01.28 | Category: Tips and Advice | Response: 0

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    Perhaps when you consider the idea of a tile floor , you have a hard time picturing your family being “kind” to this asset of your home. Little do many people know that tile floors are highly resilient. With only minimum care, a tile floor which has been correctly installed, should last the lifetime of your home. In fact, unglazed floor tile will not show any wear at all. Unglazed tiles are naturally prepared to mask any potential scratches or other imperfections since they tend to have surface color that extends all throughout the tile. Also,  because these tiles are unglazed, they hold a natural texture which makes them more slip resistant.

    In order to assist you in picking out which type of tile would be most conducive for your  situation, manufacturers classify the durability of their ceramic tile on a scale from 0 to 5. Before heading in to a showroom to pick out your tile, take a look at these ratings so that you’ll have some idea of what you’re looking for:

    Rating – 0: Walls only

    Rating – 1: Light traffic (residential bathroom floors) and counter tops

    Rating – 2: Medium-Light Traffic (residential interior floors except kitchens, stairs, landings and entrance ways.)

    Rating – 3: Medium-Heavy Traffic (all residential areas and commercial areas with similar traffic)

    Rating – 4: Heavy Traffic (all residential and most commercial)

    Rating – 5: Heaviest Duty Traffic (all residential and commercial areas)

    So when deciding whether or not to utilize this decor in your own home, don’t be intimidated or concerned with how your family’s daily routine may affect your floor’s beauty and appearance!

  • Outdoor Tile

    Date: 2011.01.27 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    Even though there is still snow on the ground, spring and summer are right around the corner. As you think about warm weather, it’s also time to think of ways to spruce up your outdoor patio and prepare yourself for time spent outside. Installing outdoor tile is something you may want to consider! Adding tile designs to your outdoor patio can add detail and character to the place you love to be the most during the warm weather months.

    One detail to keep in mind when considering outdoor tile is how to care for it during colder months. However, there is no need to worry! There are numerous ceramic tiles that are frost resistant and excellent for exterior use. Unglazed tiles are the most suitable for outdoor use because they are slip resistant. Start planning now for your beautiful outdoor space and hopefully the thought will get your through the rest of this Pennsylvania winter!

  • Bedroom Tile

    Date: 2010.08.23 | Category: Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    When talking tile, the first thing that probably comes to mind is bathrooms and kitchens. The decorative elements of tile, however, make it great for other rooms in your home such as the bedroom! Well placed, beautiful tiles can create a unique atmosphere and play an important role in the overall design of your room.

    Some ideas:

    1) Create a one-of-a-kind tile headboard using backsplash tile. Just measure the appropriate size rectangular or square space behind the bed, and get tiling! Use the colored grout of your choice.

    If you’re looking for something more advanced, try this DIY project for a custom headboard with columns.

    2) Tile your bedroom floor with large tiles in a neutral color. Add rugs to create the sense of warmth and add personality! As with every tile project, options are virtually limitless for the type of feel you want to create.

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    3) Use small decorative tiles as accents on windowsills and end tables. Create lovely, colorful accents for your bedroom using these small tiles. Create a mosaic tile table or tile your windowsills for something unexpected and fun.

    4) Tile an accent wall. Make one of your bedroom accent walls into a work of art with a tile design. This is a great way to add a splash of color and make a statement with your bedroom decor.

    so many options to choose from!

    Any other tile bedroom ideas? We’d love to hear them!