Wood-look ceramic and porcelain tile is taking the building and remodeling industry by storm. In areas where traditional hardwood or wood laminate floors look great, but aren’t practical – any area with extremely high traffic or exposure to the elements – the new tile creations are stepping up. The new tile designs combine the classic look of hardwood with the superior durability of tile. They’re Readmore
The use of tile throughout the house is a hot DIY project trend. And the pros and cons of tile installation is a hot topic among home do-it-yourself enthusiasts. The question is basic – Can I do it myself? With the ever-increasing sizes, shapes and finishes of today’s tile products, the concept of DIY installation as a weekend endeavor gets less attractive. Consulting a professional tile supplier Readmore
Whenever you consider renovating or remodeling a kitchen or bathroom there are dozens of choices to make and none is more confusing than choosing porcelain tile or ceramic tile. There are extremely attractive options in each category available to remodelers in Madison WI.
“Which is best for my bathroom?”
“What’s best for a new kitchen?”
“Can both be used on walls and floors?”
“There are a number of home improvement projects that are big enough to be painful if they are mismanaged but small enough that a typical General Contractor would not be enthusiastic about managing,” says Tracy Lust, owner of Yankee Classic Floors of Madison.
“Flooring is a good example of projects that need management, but often does not receive the attention it deserves, costing the homeownerReadmore
Shopping for new floors? The best way for you to get the most from the flooring selection process is to prepare before you go shopping. Simple questions about how the room will be used, whether it will be a permanent floor covering or a temporary one, whether you have kids or pets, and if you require particular textures or colors can all impact the type of flooring you choose.
Natural stone tile makes a unique statement. For a floor, wall, backsplash or countertop, sealing makes sense.
Natural stone tile represents an investment in a one-of-a-kind creation that deserves the protection of an appropriate stone sealant. The same elements that make natural stone in unique and distinctive can make it susceptible to outside influences that can cause discoloration or excesReadmore
The best way for a homeowner to get the most from their flooring selection process is to prepare before shopping and to be sure to work with a reputable retailer. Simple questions about how the room will be used, whether it will be a permanent floor covering or a temporary one, whether you have kids or pets and if you require particular textures or colors all can impact the type of flooring you sReadmore
Universal Design, Aging in Place and other buzz words are generating interest in remodeling and designing homes for all ages. Boosting these practical designs is an array of tile that can make a room not only appealing, but safe and practical.
Universal Design isn’t interchangeable with design for the elderly or disabled. As it says, it’s “universal,” meaning its elements can accommodate the neReadmore
Your flooring options needn’t have a high cost, or require hours of intensive demolition. If a room is basically square, level and has a solid floor, installing floor tiles over the existing floor is a way to go. The quality of the existing floor and the material you want to replace makes a big difference. Not all floors are up to it.
Consider what it takes to put quality tile over an existingReadmore
Cork may seem like an unusual choice for flooring, but cork is one of the best sources of truly renewable flooring available today! Harvesting the bark from the cork tree and converting it to flooring does not kill the tree, when done properly.
“In fact, cork has been harvested for hundreds of years in Portugal and Spain and has become literally a science,” says Melissa Clements, owner of Eco Readmore