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PEI Rating for Tile Flooring, Explained

February 8th, 2022|

Not all tiling is the same. Some tiles are made for floors, others for walls, and some are made for both. A tile's use and suitability are often determined by its finish, design, and surface texture. However, aside from what the tile looks like, its surface strength and durability are essential. To make it easier to categorize [...]

Kitchen and Bathroom Flooring: Should They Match?

February 1st, 2022|

Kitchens and bathrooms, being so unique, tend to share bright colors and tile floors. But they are quite different rooms - kitchens tend to match the decor of other rooms in a way that bathrooms do not. Although your kitchen and bathroom floors don’t have to match, doing so can lead to a number of advantages. The [...]

Understanding the Importance of Tile Grout

January 25th, 2022|

Tiles on the walls, flooring, or even counters often have a small gap lining that seamlessly ties in the look of your space, and these reinforcing lines are known as grout. While many homeowners have a bad perception of grout due to its easily dirty nature, grout plays a pivotal role in your structures’ overall architectural integrity.  [...]

5 Household Items that Can Damage Your Stone Counter

January 18th, 2022|

Installing a stone kitchen countertop is every homeowner’s dream. However, most do not understand the requirements to maintain the shiny and flawless surface of countertops similar to those seen in Architectural magazines. But no matter how tedious it sounds, taking care of and maintaining stone kitchen countertops is easy. First, it begins with identifying which items can [...]

New Year, New Kitchen: 6 Reasons for a Makeover in 2022

January 4th, 2022|

Remodeling kitchens can be a major undertaking, from a monetary point of view. It is not only the cost but also the stress on the home to be remodeled, as well as possibly having to live without kitchen facilities for some time. That said, everyone has their reasons for taking on this project. It can be as [...]

5 Tips For An Amazing Remodel Project in the New Year

December 28th, 2021|

After the holidays are over and all the Christmas decorations are put away, many people start to remodel their homes. If you’re one of these people, read on; we have some tips to help you prepare for a remodeling project so that it goes as smoothly as possible! 1. Get a Home Budget Set a specific amount [...]

Why A Kitchen Remodel Makes for a Magnificent Gift

December 21st, 2021|

The holidays are fast approaching, and you might be looking for ways to prepare for them. Perhaps you’ve already started to create gift lists, take decorations out of storage, or even take a good look at your home and decide it's time for a remodeling project, such as a kitchen renovation. If it sounds like the perfect [...]

How to Tile Floors in Irregular Sized Rooms: A Guide

December 14th, 2021|

Technically, laying tile is relatively easy. However, laying tile and doing it well is a different story. For the most part, tiling projects begin by dividing the room into four even squares. Of course, not every project will have perfectly square or rectangular edges. Whenever a project involves tiling irregularly sized rooms, it can be challenging but [...]

Which Flooring Options Are Ideal for Pets?

December 7th, 2021|

Pet owners have flooring problems; there's the issue from stains coming from solid or liquid "accidents," then there's damage from their pets’ claws or toenails. Those two alone pretty much invalidate a number of otherwise perfectly good flooring options. Carpeting is the most common flooring option for pet owners, but not necessarily the best choice. It is [...]

How Durable Are Granite Countertops?

November 30th, 2021|

The kitchen is where your closest friends and family gather and spend time whipping up the best dishes, so it needs to be functional and beautiful. But how can you get beauty and style without compromising durability? For many homeowners, the countertop surface of choice is granite. In a kitchen, countertops are subject to constant use and [...]

4 Questions to Ask When Contacting a Tile Removal Expert

November 23rd, 2021|

For whatever reason, you now need to get tiles taken away from somewhere in your home. Making the decision to get it done is the easy part. Now, you need to find someone you can trust to get the job done. You will want someone who will give you your money's worth. Return on investment (ROI) is [...]

Should My Cabinets Match With My Kitchen Backsplash?

November 16th, 2021|

For many of us homemakers, the kitchen has become our safe haven. Here’s a special area in the house where we can share the warmth with our loved ones, or simply have alone time with ourselves. It’s no surprise that we find ourselves tending to the aesthetics of our cabinets, backsplash, and how everything must flow together [...]

Your Guide to Matching Floor Tiles & Kitchen Cabinets

November 9th, 2021|

The kitchen is one of the most used parts of a home, so it is important that they come with a cohesive design. If all the elements in the kitchen work harmoniously, food preparation can be a breeze. If you’re doing a kitchen remodel, you should never forget to think about the cabinets and the floor tiles [...]

3 Reasons to Remodel Your House In Time for the Holidays

November 2nd, 2021|

Homeowners remodel their houses for various reasons. For some, it is an ideal step to increase their property’s market value. At the same time, others think about it to maintain their household and prepare it for the future. However, home remodeling for some people happens to be a way to prepare for the holidays. As it is [...]

What to Know Before Installing Mosaic Tiles

October 26th, 2021|

Are you considering adding mosaic tiles to your home remodel? Like any renovation project, installing mosaic tiles can be quite pricey, so you need to make sure that achieving your dream space does not break the bank.    By doing a bit of research, you can look for places where you can splurge on what’s necessary and save [...]

Are Glass Backsplash Tiles Still in Style?

October 19th, 2021|

People might not realize it right away, but the tiles you choose for your home are essential. If you make the wrong choice, you could be looking at an untimely replacement. This can be inconvenient both for your wallet and your daily home life.  Aside from the tiles, you’ll be using them for your flooring. You also [...]

3 Chemicals That May Damage Your Tiles

October 12th, 2021|

People can tell a lot from the way the surfaces of a person’s home looks. Aside from reading into the material or color that’s used, the condition of it is what’s scrutinized the most. Tiles can be incredibly damage-resistant, enduring lots of foot traffic and movement. However, there can be cases wherein they can still end up [...]

Why Ceramic Tile is the Best Choice for Allergy Sufferers

October 5th, 2021|

The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America estimates that one in every five Americans has asthma or allergies. The air quality in your house may be affected by allergens such as dust mites, mold, and pollen dragged in from the outside.  In addition to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), many allergy and asthma patients are concerned about using [...]

How to Make Your Living Room Look More Zen

September 28th, 2021|

With so much that life has to throw at you, being able to sit back and relax for once might sound like nothing more than a pipe dream. Fortunately, such a dream can become a reality. Despite your busy life, there's always the chance to kick back and take things slow for once, and it all starts [...]

The Best Floor Tiles for Pet Parents

September 21st, 2021|

When it comes to choosing the best flooring for your home, there are a bunch of things you need to consider. Besides the overall aesthetics of your home, you'll also want to keep your furry family members in mind.  Having a loving pet to come home to is everyone's dream. But behind the wagging tail and adorable [...]

A Guide to Choosing A Grout Color

September 14th, 2021|

Nothing's more thrilling than a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Although it's pretty fun to build your mood board and compile different looks to integrate into your space, there's no doubt that choosing elements, like tiles, can be pretty overwhelming.  Tiles can truly impact a space, seeing as they're both an aesthetic and functional element for any room. [...]

How to Add Flair to Your Home with Tiles

September 7th, 2021|

Every home is unique since it reflects different personalities; that’s why going for a home renovation project often brings excitement since it offers a chance for homeowners like you to bring your style to life through the design materials that catch your eye.  The walls, flooring, and backsplashes you incorporate can elevate your existing decor by adding [...]

Flat Floors vs. Level Floors: Is There a Difference?

August 31st, 2021|

If something is flat, is it automatically level? And if something is level, is it automatically flat? These two questions alone can tell that there is a difference between the two, however a very confusing one. In everyday conversation, they’re used interchangeably. This is not a problem, especially considering everyone has their own unique way of speaking [...]

What to Do When Your Old Tiles Won’t Budge

August 24th, 2021|

The flooring plays a pivotal role in the overall comfort, safety, and visual appeal of any home, so when you think your tile flooring needs a much-needed makeover, then upgrading them is an affordable way to give your abode a fresh look! But floor projects often come with a hefty price tag, so for weekend warriors looking [...]

A Guide to Prioritizing Home Improvement Projects

August 17th, 2021|

There’s always that moment when homeowners look into their homes and wonder what adjustments they can make to revitalize their place. Some experience it by the season, while others feel the urge to change more spontaneously. There are also times when the thought creeps out due to the appearance of cracked drywall, creaking floorboards, and so much [...]

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