Design Build Planners loves using beveled marble subway tile in our remodeling projects. We’ve written previously about the history of subway tile, but the beveled marble incarnation of subway tile adds an extra “WOW!” factor to projects.
Tips for Cleaning Tiles
It can be a homeowner’s nightmare to walk into the bathroom and see dull tiles, thin films of soap scum, and dark grout lines stained with mildew. The expectation of a sore back and knees, tired hands, and burned nostrils from chemical cleaners can make the chore of cleaning tile a daunting task, resulting in procrastination and even dirtier and harder to clean tile. By following these tips you can keep up with maintaining beautiful and clean tile.
Permat Tile Underlayment
It is inevitable for tiles to wear out. With all the pressure it has to handle from the steps of our daily lives, it is no wonder that the material strength reduces and flooring starts wearing out. Luckily, there is a way to solve all of this.
The Permat Tile Underlayment solution from Blanke brings innovation to your flooring. It offers labor saving benefits wasted on time consuming plastic roll systems, but it brings you all the benefits and more.
You wouldn’t imagine something taken from a New York City subway design as a major kitchen and bathroom remodeling trend, but that’s exactly what’s going on today. Gleaming 3×6 inch tiles covered the walls of kitchens and bathrooms alike seems to be one of the more popular design features, and this look dates back to the unveiling of the NYC subway system.
Best Tile, a trade partner of Design Build Planners, is now offering the MIR Mosaic Collection. If you are looking for tile at the forefront of innovating and aesthetic design; look no further. The MIR Mosaic Collection boosts an exclusive offering of high quality glass, natural stone, shell, and metal mosaics. There are over 300 different offerings; thus you are sure to find something that stands out and suits your style preferences. You can find the MIR Mosaic Collection at a Best Tile Showroom.
River Rock Pebbles for Your Shower
If your browse the Internet for just a few minutes, you can find some absolutely stunning bathroom designs that use river rock pebbles. They’re a great way to emphasize the connection to nature, they can be used in connection with rustic, as well as modern designs, and they’re soft and friendly on the feet.
So, when redesigning your bathroom, you could do no better than using river rock pebbles for your shower. You can use the same tiles on the walls too, or at least on one of them. Before you get carried away, take a few moments to think and picture the room – since this will typically be a rather small space, adding too many shapes and colors may turn out to be just too much, and you’ll be better off with simpler walls in a solid color.
COREtec Plus 5” planks are a waterproof, inert, dimensionally stable LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile construction. The patent pending design uses an extrusion process to combine recycled wood, bamboo dust, limestone, and ‘virgin’ PVC. The non-recycled Poly Vinyl Chloride is the binding agent, the limestone provides stability in the end product, and the wood and bamboo provide additional resilience to the final product. The edges are beveled to form an interlocking surface, and the bottom surface is cork for insulation of both sound and temperature.
The market has a wide range of tiles today and every one of them comes with certain advantages and disadvantages. While choosing tiles, most people go for an option that is not only beautiful, but is also affordable. Further, certain issues like cleaning them and maintaining them also must be considered when it comes to choosing flooring options. Some people love to go with stone as it looks aesthetically superior to several other factors irrespective of its cleaning and maintenance issues. Conversely, there are people who love to enjoy the uniform look of porcelain. Also, there are no hassles in porcelain as are usually seen with stone tile floors when it comes to cleaning and maintaining them.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
When undertaking a home renovation, many homeowners are often on the look for a durable, easy to maintain and budget friendly. Porcelain tile flooring is durable, easy to maintain and comes in many textures, appearances, and sizes.
There are many types of flooring options available in the market. Hardwood floors are one of the most liked and preferred choice of floor in residential and commercial settings. Hardwood also is one of the most expensive options. On the other hand, porcelain floor tile suits every type of budget and is also available in the hardwood appearance as well.
Handling of backsplashes in any kitchen is something that calls for serious consideration both in terms of its functionality and where it is positioned plus the materials required or available for use in making this essential part of the kitchen. By definition, backsplash refers to the vertical panel that is erected behind a sink or on the countertop to provide a layer protecting the wall against spillage or splashes. Continue reading