Posts Tagged ‘flooring’

  • Transform Your Home into a Work of Art with a Tile Floor Mosaic

    Date: 2012.01.08 | Category: Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    One way to use tile in your home is to create a custom mosaic. A mosaic instantly transforms the space into a work of art that is sure to spark conversation. You can really make a mosaic anything – backsplash, wall, fireplace, or floor. Like with any other tile project, endless options abound for your personal work of art.

    Here are some examples of mosaic floor tile that we love:

    Mosaic "Rug" image courtesy of Linda Merrill

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  • How Durable is Ceramic Tile?

    Date: 2010.11.05 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    One of our bathroom projects

    When choosing to go with ceramic tile in the home, a commonly asked question is – “Well, how durable is it?”

    Ceramic tile properly installed, should last the life of your home with minimum care. Tile will not show wear when used on walls; unglazed floor tile also will not show wear. Glazed floor tile is dependent on the durability of the glaze and body and the amount of traffic to which it is subjected.

    Most manufacturers do classify the durability of their ceramic tile. Here is a guide for you to follow:

    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)