How to Spot a Bad Tile Job. A tile job done well and right should last for years, if not longer. Here are some signs to help you indicate that your tile may have not been done properly: Crooked Tile(s) Even if your walls aren't perfectly straight, your tiles definitely should be. Someone who knows what they are doing will use a level, and from there its a straight forward job. Bad Placement [...]
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The Best Wood Floor for Your Home. For most of us, the kitchen is the most important room in our house. We gather with friends, spend evenings with our families, and celebrate good times. For this reason, having the perfect flooring for your kitchen is important. With the moisture in a kitchen, plus possible food droppings you want something that is going to last, and stand up to the high traffic area. Laminate flooring is a great option for this as it [...]
Here's some interesting tile ideas for your home. Classic Pebble A new trend is a very stylish mosaic pebble made of glossy porcelain that is modern, fun and unique. Coming in three different colour options; red, white and black, they have become very popular for shower floors, modern bathrooms and backsplashes! Please check out the Tile Ideals website for more information. Barn Wood Barn wood is a look that almost everyone loves! Very modern and it makes a home look that much [...]
Wallpaper is coming back, but in a whole new way! Tile Ideal has welcomed a new series called the “Jewel Series.” The new Jewel Series is a new way to do a ceramic wall tile; perfect for a traditionally styled room. Only available in one color, but has the historic feel many people strive for! Tile Ideal also has the “Feel Series” which is great for a statement wall! With two different tile designs called decor and [...]
How to choose the right feature wall for your home. Choosing a feature wall for a certain room can be a hard task. From color to design you want to make sure you get it right in many different ways. Feature walls are the perfect way to add personality and style to your room! Here are a few tips to help you out. If you want to make a statement in a room a good way to do so is to use [...]
The installation and care of your ceramic tiles. Dos One of the most important keys to getting ready to tile is measuring! You want to make sure you measure the room accurately. Having extra tiles on hand is always good in case one breaks while installing or down the road, but to stay on budget ordering the correct amount of tiles will save you! When measuring for floor tile the rule is: Length x Width + Waste = Amount Needed Put into [...]
While it’s not only stunning to look at, glass tile has a lot of other features as well. Glass tile is a very low maintenance choice for a backsplash or feature wall as it is durable, easy to clean, and does not stain. There is a variety of stunning glass tile choices from Olympia Tile which we will go through here! Cristalla Series Coming in three finishes; glossy, matte, and blended, this series also offers a variety of colors from white, to [...]
Ceramic tile is best used for residential tiling projects, and if installed properly it can last a lifetime. This product can also be used for light traffic commercial spaces. Some great benefits of ceramic tile are that they are scratch resistant, easy to clean, and won’t fade from exposure to the sun. Ceramic tile is great for an entryway, mudroom, or laundry room! Glass Tile Our glass tile products are great for backsplashes, feature walls, accents, [...]
Enviro clean is a locally owned business and they specialty is care for your grout and tile. They have a cleaning product called “Green Clean” that requires very little maintenance to use. You just need to add water, mop up the dirtied area, then dry with a clean cloth! It can also be used on almost anything, including; tile, grout, ceramic, natural stone, and granite, to name a few. Enviro Clean also offers a few services: [...]
Ames Tile’s breakthrough porcelain tile series, 3D Durastone, are large, unglazed porcelain tiles with continuous 3D patterns. In May 2014, these tiles won the award for Best Manufacturer/Wholesaler Tile Product from the Australian Tile Council. These unique tiles are very durable and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. When installed, they can last up to 50 years! Here are more features of this great product: Low Maintenance Stain Resistant Fade Resistant Hypoallergenic Resistant to fungus Eco-friendly Odour Resistant Huge 12” x [...]