Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania’

  • Selecting Tile for Sound Reduction

    Date: 2011.08.19 | Category: Custom Tile, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    When building a home that is adjoining to another, sound reduction is always a concern. Using tile to ensure peace is an option but there are few factors to take into consideration. Here are some terms one should understand when picking out sound effective tiles.

    • STC (sounds transmission class)-the single figure of evaluation used to quantify the transmission of airborne sound through building elements.
    • IIC (impact insulation class)-refers to the positive rating number that is used to compare and evaluate the construction in isolating impact noise.
    • Delta (IIC)-value added to the floor/ceiling assembly for a particular flooring product installed on top of actual floor construction.
    • Fiels IIC (FIIC)-positive rating number used to evaluate the performance of  a floor construction and the associated structure derived from field impact sounds measurements.
    • Sounds Transmission Class (STC)-positive rating number that is used to measure the effectiveness of sounds isolation in regards to audible, air-borne sound.

    Example of suitable products which are thin and provide sound reduction. Photo courtesy of Tile Magazine online.

    When all of these are considered along with tile size, grout and setting material, having a quiet environment is your choice.

    Make sure the sound reduction membrane is suitable for the tile being applied over it. Photo courtesy of Tile magazine online.


  • Welcome to All Tiled Up!

    Date: 2010.07.29 | Category: Custom Tile | Response: 0

    Thank you for visiting our blog! This is officially our first post and we are excited to start blogging about all topics regarding, you guessed it – Custom Tile in your home brought to you by the tile experts at Garretson Tile Company.

    A little about us: Garretson Tile Company has been meeting our clients ceramic tile needs since 1952, serving the residential and commercial markets in Central Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. We furnish and install ceramic tile, quarry tile, marble, granite and slate. All of our craftsmen are certified by the only National Tile Contractor’s Association approved apprenticeship program, Career Craftsmanship. In fact, most of our installers have no less than 10 years experience, not only in ceramic tile, but with Garretson Tile Company exclusively.

    Check back as we will be posting design tips, installation advice, tile inspiration, DIY tile help and tile we love. Tile is our passion and we look forward to sharing that with you through our blog! If you have any questions or would like to see a post about a certain topic please never hesitate to get in touch. Time to get all tiled up! :)