Tile Flooring

Tile is the most long-term floor in your home. If installed correctly, you ought to never ever have to change it. All our setup work is performed in house. Absolutely nothing is sub contracted out.

There are a number of various types of tile – ceramic, porcelain and natural stone. With all the different sizes, decorative accents, structures and color schemes, the possibilities are endless.

It is extremely simple to individualize your house with the tile products available. We can assist you in making your residence feel more like a house.

Our Tile Lines Include:

Ceramic tile
Porcelain tile
Natural stone tile
Numerous tile sizes
Ornamental accents
Various tile textures
Range of tile colors
A few of Our Brands Include:

American Olean
Crossville
Daltile
Emser
Florida Tile
Mannington
Marazzi
We have funding available.

Ceramic Tile Care and Cleaning

Basic Care

Ceramic tile is one product in your home that requires very little care; it is one of the easiest surfaces to keep clean. Most dirt will not even adhere to tile. NOTE: Standing water can deteriorate tile and especially grout. We recommend that standing water always be removed.

Regular Cleaning

Glazed Tile Walls/countertops: Wipe with clean, damp cloth or sponge. For stubborn soil use either a window cleaning agent or an all-purpose liquid cleaner. Floors: Mop on a mild solution of soapless detergent in water. Rinse Thoroughly.

Wet Areas

Glazed Tile
Walls/countertops: Use all-purpose cleaner on a soft cloth or sponge; wet down and allow to stand for 5 mins; rinse well.
Floors: Use a soft cloth or sponge with an all- purpose cleaner or medium- strong solution of soap less detergent. Use bleach if danger of fungal growth (athlete’s foot). Rinse well.

Silicone Caulk

At areas where vinyl or ceramic tile adjoins the tub or shower receptor silicone caulking, like all other caulking’s, used in your new home can become loose subject to shrinkage, settling or other movement. With respect to areas subjected to water, the caulking must be regularly checked and reapplied as necessary. Failure to do this can cause extensive damage to wood subfloors.

Stains

To Remove- Use the following for the different types of stains:
Grease, oil,fats- Sal soda in water
Organic or inorganic dyes- Chlorine bleach- the sooner the better
Iodine- Ammonia
Mercurochrome- Chlorine bleach
Blood- Hydrogen peroxide, chlorine bleach or a chlorinated (bleaching) scouring powder
Water stains, soap build-ups—Ammonia, cleaner, and vinegar
Coffee, tea, food colors, fruit juices, lipstick-Soap less detergent solution, or all-purpose household cleaning liquid; then chlorine bleach
Mildew- cleaner, chlorine bleach or ammonia
*Acids should not be used because it can cause damage to tile glazes or colored grouts

Ceramic Tile

Sealing

The grout used in your home is specially treated and normally does not need treating. If you find stains to be a problem, we recommend a clear liquid silicone be applied. Follow stain removal instructions (above) prior to application of sealers. Due to the curing time required for grout, this sealing procedure should not be done sooner than 30 days after installation.

Scratching

Most tile used on countertops and vanities are glazed matte gloss and resist scratching. If you have a high gloss finish be aware that the surface is subject to scratching.

Crazing

Crazing is the effect of fine surface lines appearing on glazed tile. Crazing is caused by aging, heating, and cooling. Since tile is a natural product and reacts to its environment, this is considered a natural process.

Grout

Normal settling will cause some cracking of the grout, particularly in corners and edges. This condition should be taken care of promptly.

Efflorescence (whitening of grout) is caused by soluble salts in gray cement-based materials settling or from grouting materials floating to the top. Clean with a grout and tile cleaner and rinse well for several days after cleaning.

Shading

Shading is characteristic to ceramic tile and may even occur within matched lots.