39 Tips for Using Ceramic Tile Outdoors

Versatility within the “ceramic tile family” (porcelain tile, quarry tile, wall tile, pressed floor tile, and mosaic tile) gives you a wide variety for specifying the appropriate option for your outdoor project. Each of these tile subsets is ceramic tile and thus shares ceramic tile’s general benefits.  For example, ceramic tile is water-resistant, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant,…

Six Ways to Update Your Farmhouse Decor

If you’re looking to transition your farmhouse decor to a new look or make a farmhouse-style home uniquely your own, this guide is for you. First, What Is Farmhouse Decor? The seemingly contradictory elements of farmhouse decor are comfort and practicality, simplicity and warmth.  Because farmhouse decor traces its origins back to the early settlers…

Ceramic Tile: A Healthy Choice for a Healthy Planet

With society’s growing concern for health, we’re scrutinizing the standards of the past and setting the bar higher when it comes to the building products and practices we use in our homes.  Forward-thinking consumers of today realize that health encompasses more than just a clean appearance — that a product shouldn’t be considered “healthy” unless…

Ceramic Tile Shopping Guide

Shopping for ceramic tile? You have many different options, so we’ve put together this shopping guide to walk you through both the fun and the important considerations.   What to Know Before Buying Ceramic Tile   Pointers on “Tile” Language We’ll guide you through the family of ceramic tile options that are ideal for a…

Ceramic Tile’s Benefits for Allergy Sufferers

Anyone who suffers from allergies knows the perils of allergy season, but while we tend to think of the culprits as living outside, many allergens can be found right inside your home. Your home’s flooring, specifically, can contribute to allergies, with certain flooring types harboring dust mites and other allergens, creating an environment conducive to…

How to Make Square Tile Unique

Square tile doesn’t mean your creativity is boxed in. In fact, these square tile ideas certainly qualify for thinking “outside the box,” for unique ceramic tile ideas.  If you thought square tile was simple or tame, take note — square tile is making a design impact, largely thanks to new manufacturing techniques and installation patterns…

Ceramic Tile Meets Radiant Heat: Guide to In-Floor Heating

Also known as in-floor heating, radiant heat can be a luxurious addition to a specific room or an effective solution for heating any space. Learn more with these tips about installing radiant heat in your home and why homeowners trust ceramic tile to protect and make the most of their investment. What Is Radiant Heat?  Radiant…

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Porcelain Tile: Your Complete Guide

Designing and remodeling your home can be an exciting and rewarding creative pursuit. With all the decisions required about specific products, we are grateful for the family of ceramic tile options with benefits that far exceed nonceramic materials. Different types of ceramic tile collectively make up what is commonly known as the “ceramic tile family”—…

Your Guide to Laundry Room Tile

Photo via Angle Eye Photography for Liz Walton Home It’s time to get excited about doing laundry and design the laundry room of your dreams! Ceramic tile is a natural choice for laundry rooms with its low-maintenance benefits, waterproof installation system, versatile applications, and impressive design options. Why Ceramic Tile Is Ideal for Laundry Rooms…

Using Ceramic Tile in Your Home Office

Whether you’re new to remote work or need to give your home office some new energy, ceramic tile is the workhorse you need for efficient and comfortable workspaces.  The Rising Need for Home Offices One-third of U.S. workers are working remotely full-time in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. About two-thirds of these…

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…