Posts Tagged ‘PA 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!

    image courtesy of Floor Tiles Direct

    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.

  • 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!

  • Create a Relaxing Spa Atmosphere in your Bathroom

    Date: 2010.09.30 | Category: Bathrooms, Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    Today is a gray, rainy day in Gettysburg, PA. A great day to talk about creating a spa atmosphere in the bathroom. If you’re out in this rain, you more than likely just want to curl up at home and relax! There are many ways to transform your bathroom into an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation!

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    1. De-clutter. Nothing inhibits a relaxing atmosphere more than clutter! You want this space to be simple and clean, not busy and overbearing. Take the time to get rid of items you no longer need, organize the items you do, and start with a clean slate.

    2. Choose muted, soft colors. As in the photo above, they chose tile with a very soft, earthy color. Soothing colors will work best for creating your spa bathroom. Look for blues, greens, beiges, tans, and white.

    3. The right lighting: Natural light is always best, so take advantage of your windows. If that is not an option opt for soft lighting fixtures or vanity lamps -nothing too bright or harsh. You may even want to invest in a dimmer switch.

    4. Spa tubs: If you really want to create a spa experience, look at investing in a spa tub or jacuzzi.This is an upgrade that will add worth to your home and allow you to enjoy immensely! Jacuzzi tubs come in so many sizes, styles and prices to fit what is best for you.

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    Garretson Tile Company

    5. Add accessories. Strategically placed candles set a relaxing ambiance very quickly. You may want to look for bamboo and other “earthy accessories” to give the room interest, yet remain serene and light. An idea might be to get glass hurricane vases and fill with pebbles and seashells.

    6. Use all of your senses. Now that you have the look of your bathroom, be conscious about the aromas and your comfort! Lavender and chamomile are lovely scents that promote relaxation. Also, look for soft, terry towels or robes. All of your senses add to the spa experience!

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