Easy Cleaning Tips for Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

Different types of ceramic tile collectively make up the ceramic tile family and all share ceramic tile’s easy-cleaning benefits. Each of the tile subsets is produced slightly differently and may consequently have additional advantages that lend themselves to specific applications. “Ceramic tile” (nonporcelain ceramic tile surfaces, such as quarry tile, regular ceramic tile, pressed floor tile,…

Low-Maintenance Benefits of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

When it comes to beautiful materials for your home, stylish looks may often come with the price of high-maintenance care, but that doesn’t have to be the case. As with all ceramic tile, porcelain tile’s limitless design possibilities are matched by performance and functionality, including the following low-maintenance, cost-saving benefits. Dirt & Allergen Resistance Ceramic…

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Post-Pandemic Dream Kitchen Guide

“Home” has taken on new meaning in 2020. Once a place to rest and recharge after work, school, and socializing, our homes are now makeshift offices, classrooms, gyms, studios—you name it.  Kitchen-First Philosophy Sheltering in place and social distancing means spending more time in our homes in general, so why focus on the kitchen specifically?…

Guide to Going Green With Ceramic Tile

Environmental sustainability in building design is becoming more and more of a priority as we better understand how our actions affect the world we live in. Research has revealed that we can do our part by choosing construction materials that can be sourced, manufactured, used, maintained, and disposed of with minimal impact on the environment.…

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile’s superior performance means less mess and more peace of mind. Ceramic tile is low-maintenance, moisture-resistant, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant, so whatever life throws on your surfaces, you’re ready for it. Easy Regular Maintenance Ceramic tile is extremely low-maintenance. Unlike many other surface materials, ceramic tile offers options that are: Stain-resistant: Your life is bound…

The Tile Industry, a Noble Profession

In celebration of National Tile Day, we’ve explored tile industry careers by sharing video messages from three professionals who speak about successful careers in the tile industry, plus we offer these weighty facts on the benefits of trade skills versus a college degree.  As Forbes reports, the cost of a university education has increased nearly…

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Qualified Labor Is Critical for Successful Tile Installations

In celebration of National Tile Day, we honored the craftsmanship of qualified labor by sharing video messages from tile industry leaders. Bart Bettiga, executive director of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), set the stage for our series by outlining three components of a successful tile project: Proper use of the materials Proper specification /…

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Five Ways to Make Your Home Remodel Pay Off

It’s time for a home makeover, but where to start? As fun and creative as this process can be, anyone considering remodeling their home knows that it’s more involved than choosing new paint colors and upgrading appliances. A properly planned home remodel also takes into account how the renovations will affect a property’s value. Renovations…

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Using Inexpensive Materials to Create a Rich Look

Our home is our castle. Naturally, we want to surround ourselves with materials that match our personal aesthetic. Thankfully, the investment we make to fulfill our dream home vision doesn’t need to break the bank. You can make your home look luxurious with inexpensive materials and just a few tips. It all boils down to…

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Five Important Reasons Your Baby Needs Healthy Tummy Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that babies who spend too much time in car seats and other equipment used to confine them can have delayed motor skill development. The AAP recommends introducing physical activity in early infancy. “Tummy time” — supervised time on the floor — can help your baby get the exercise…

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13 Style Innovators and Their Tile Inspirations

As one of the oldest forms of decoration, tile has been a favorite across the centuries because of its durability and beauty. With endless combinations of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, tile fosters our ability to create whatever our imagination can dream up. Here are 13 of our favorite creative innovators and their tile inspirations.…

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10 Craft Ideas for Your Leftover Ceramic Tile

So, you suddenly have a handful of leftover ceramic tile on your hands from a recent home improvement project. What can you do with all this ceramic tile than pitch it immediately into the garbage? You will be surprised to hear how versatile ceramic tile crafts and art projects are. These top 10 leftover ceramic…

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Improve Any Room With These 15 Easy Ceramic Floor Tile Ideas

Ceramic floor tile can visually expand narrow rooms, elongate wide rooms, and hide a room’s imperfections, if you simply use the right pattern. Ceramic floor tile also uniquely offers wide versatility in how your floor is installed, a versatility not possible in other flooring options. Imagine how any of the the following 15 patterns can…

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The Complete Guide to Bathroom Tile

All of your bathroom surfaces can be exposed to daily moisture that is potentially damaging. Protect your investment by choosing the best product for your bathroom flooring, walls, backsplash, and shower. Keep reading to discover that no other material can beat the combination of ceramic tile’s benefits. Then explore the options for ceramic tile, shapes,…

Tile: The Modern Flooring Option

Ceramic tile has evolved. While tile has always been known for its durability and ease of maintenance, it is now also recognized for cost savings, functionality, health benefits, and sustainability. Thanks to advances in digital imaging and printing, tile is now the ultimate modern flooring option. 21st Century Convenience In today’s fast-paced world, efficiency has…

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The Complete Guide to Kitchen Floor Tile

You’ve made the right choice and decided to use ceramic tile for your kitchen flooring. Exciting options for shapes, colors, textures, and designs await you! Read on to discover which type of ceramic tile is best for your lifestyle and use our tile pattern templates to plan your space. Learn why the choice of ceramic…