Posts Tagged ‘tile company gettysburg’

  • 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!

  • 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)