Geometric Grouting

Diary of a Tile Addict

Last year we covered the exciting collection Cava designed by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics – a concrete-effect range focused on highlighting the wonders of coloured grout through a series of surface incisions. The new Cava Mosaic project takes the base idea of Cava – that grout is the key element when it comes to the tiles’ decor – and implements it in a new series of formats. Living Ceramics.

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Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts By Chris Lawson Tile repairs are a very specialized service and it can be hard to get tile contractors interested in small, sometimes difficult, detailed repairs. The first step is to remove the grout around the targeted tile so as not to disturb the tiles around it that will not be removed. Grout binds together tiles and gives it solidity and if not removed then action against one tile can affect others.

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Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Read on to explore design with these avant-garde applications: Ceramic Rugs. Ceramic tiles have changed the way architects approach exterior design.

Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with. It’s kinda like the perfect marriage of tile and grout. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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Grouted Geometry

Diary of a Tile Addict

Cava by Living Ceramics. Regular readers of Tile Addict will have noted my comments on the growing use of coloured grout as an integral part of new tile displays at Coverings and other recent international trade shows. Perhaps the apotheosis of this trend can be seen in Cava: a collection designed for Living Ceramics by LucidiPevere. Cava collection by Living Ceramics. To aid the design process, 18 specific grout colours are specified in the Cava catalogue.

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Bardelli’s Groovy Grouting

Diary of a Tile Addict

Playing with grout lines, Zip offers unique decorative effects with shaped edges alongside its standard 600 by 600mm and 600 by 1,200mm pieces. The three colours – Anthracite Black, Ivory White, and Antique Terracotta – work to enable striking contrast between a variety of grout shades. Subtle texture and a matte finish emphasise the neutrality of the tiles, ensuring the decorative grout lines take pride of place.

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Identify Cement Tile Grout Haze and Remove It

Tile Talk

I also enjoy educating people about cement tile and making sure they know the differences between cement tile and it more ubiquitous cousin, ceramic tile. Because it is very porous, cement tile is more prone to grout haze than glazed ceramic tile. Today, I''ll explain why grout haze occurs, how you can spot it and how to remove it. Spotting Grout Haze. Grout haze on a cement tile installation. Streaking caused by residual grout left on cement tile.

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Enhance Outdoor Spaces With Ceramic Tile From Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Make the most of your outdoor spaces year-round with ceramic tile from Spain. Thanks to its technical properties, ceramic tile can withstand the passing of time, resisting temperature changes, humidity, and inclement weather.

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Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Floor Repairs and Shower Regrouts are big topics in the world of tile installation and tile repair. Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-groutsHere's some good information about both. By popular demand, one of the Guide Articles written by Tile Excellence and published by Mass Reality.

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Floor Repairs and Shower Regrouts are big topics in the world of tile installation and tile repair. Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-groutsHere's some good information about both. By popular demand, one of the Guide Articles written by Tile Excellence and published by Mass Reality.

How To Clean Your Tile & Grout: The Simple Guide

Garden State Tile Blog

Hard surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass tile are some of the most durable and easy to maintain options for floors, walls, and backsplashes. Below is our simple guide for how to clean your tile and grout, including product recommendations and DIY solutions!

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Cleaning Grout: Helpful Tips w/ a Personal Recommendation

Making Tile Modern

We were recently asked {again} by a customer for some helpful tips on keeping grout bright and sparkling clean. Who wants dirty grout? If the reviews don’t convince enough to purchase this for your home – specifically for grout – maybe I will. :). First was walls, switches & outlets, then baseboards, then eventually tile & grout. Best of luck keeping your grout bright and sparkling with my latest favorite thing!

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Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

Architectural Ceramics

Check out Architectural Ceramic’s Surge Collection, featuring a large-format ceramic tile, that mimics illuminated glass and includes bold electric colors too. AC’s Surge Collection, a large-format ceramic tile made to look like back-lit glass, has several features that make it a bright idea: 8″x24″ field tile. a glazed ceramic, glossy finish. With the look of back-lit glass, this large-format ceramic tile has us doing a double take.

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts By Chris Lawson The is an article rewritten/edited by the staff at Mass Reality. This is one of two articles rewritten and then used as an Expert Guide for use by their clients. This blog entry was orginally written by Chris Lawson. Tile repairs are a very specialized service and can be hard to get tile contractors

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that it looks great installed with a neutral grout that matches the tile, but I can see why both designers would have wanted a charcoal color grout to pull in the wallpaper.

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that it looks great installed with a neutral grout that matches the tile, but I can see why both designers would have wanted a charcoal color grout to pull in the wallpaper.

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Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

While children everywhere are going back to school, let’s go back to basics and learn about ceramic tile through a few of Architectural Ceramic’s collections: Basics, London, and City Hall. With a few simple lessons in science, geography and math, we’ll see how ceramics are classified, where they come from, and how adding any one of our ceramic collections to your project, equals a great space. The principles used to create ceramic tile are basic.

Sealing Ceramic and Porcelain Tile & Grout

Kertiles

the grout joint between the tiles is usually very porous and generally made of a cement-based material. Therefore, grout joints typically will need to be sealed

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts By Chris Lawson Tile repairs are a very specialized service and it can be hard to get tile contractors interested in small, sometimes difficult, detailed repairs. The first step is to remove the grout around the targeted tile so as not to disturb the tiles around it that will not be removed.

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How to Seal Cement Tile Grout

The Cement Tile

When installing cement tiles , whether on a floor or wall, they must be sealed before and after grouting to prevent the grout staining the tile. Sealing Grout for Cement Tiles Vs. Ceramic Tiles. While cement and ceramic tiles can look very similar, they are very different products and need to be treated and maintained differently. The grout used for most tile installations is cement grout which is porous and can absorb stains.

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How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor

Tile Excellence

Tile Excellence responds to bad advise on "how to lay ceramic tile" found on ask.com. In response to the question, "How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor" "To i nstall ceramic tile , first grout the area. A pply more grout to the seams and let it dry for several hours. Wipe off all excess grout with." 1- GROUT is NOT used to lay the tile! ! GROUT is CEMENT!!! You cannot " wipe" dry grout as he describes. the grout issue.

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Tile Installation-Tile Repair-Tile Experts: Tile Excellence: Ceramic.

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts. Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts. Sunday, December 16, 2012. Posted by. Tile Excellence. Reactions: Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Contact Excellence Experts.

Ceramic Tile

The Perfect Bath

Our overwhelming enthusiasm for stone should not eclipse ceramic tile as a fabulous material for backsplashes, fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and mudrooms. Nearly every culture with the technology, no matter how primitive, and resources has produced ceramic tile. Ceramic tile was a useful material for bathrooms, hospitals and other places where sanitary conditions needed to be maintained. It seems as if we are in a stone moment.

Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover from Custom Building Products

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Custom Building Products recently strengthened its line of award-winning Aqua Mix tile and stone care products with a focus on grout haze prevention and removal. In addition to updating our Aqua Mix Grout Release, we have also introduced Aqua Mix Cement Grout Haze Remover and Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover to help installers avoid or address costly and time-consuming call backs associated with grout residue on tile and stone.

Avente Tile Talk: Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation

Tile Talk

Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation. Today, I discuss grout haze – a problem that often occurs with both ceramic and cement tile installations. I’ll explain what grout haze is, how to correctly identify the problem, and why it occurs. However, today’s post focuses exclusively on how to remove grout haze on cement tile installations. Cement tiles that needs to be grouted. What is Grout Haze? Removing Grout Haze.

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How to Effectively Prevent Mold Growth on Ceramic Tile

Conestoga Tile Blog

Preventing mold growth on ceramic tile is a better option than trying to get rid of it after it has formed. These help prevent moisture intrusion and keep the grout from becoming discolored as a result. Seal grout. Our team would be happy to discuss preventing mold growth on ceramic tile with you. We invite you to contact us at Conestoga Tile with your questions and to discover our collections of ceramic tile.

Extra 2020 Tile Trends

Diary of a Tile Addict

One trend that we are especially hoping will take off more in 2020 is coloured grout. Impossible material combinations made possible by ceramics could be seen on quite a few stands.

Projecting Pattern

Diary of a Tile Addict

The company’s stand will feature, among other new designs, King’s Star Blue; durable ceramic slabs which have four 83/4in (200 by 200mm) squares separated by scored grout lines. King’s Star Blue ceramic tiles have a medium surface sheen, and are suitable for wall or floor applications. SomerTile suggest using a charcoal grey grout during installation to emphasise the design’s strong graphic appeal. King’s Star Blue by Somertile.

Tile Design and Materials Estimator App for Ceramic Tile Floor & Wall Installation

Tile Excellence

There are six simple steps to designing your ceramic tile floor, and when you are done, you get a report estimating your materials needed. Your ceramic tile floor installation project may be more complicated, so take the design and the amount of materials you''ll need with a grain of salt-this app only approximates the design and materials list. Cool Tile Design and Tile Materials Estimator App It''s a tile floor design tool.

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Shower Repair Jacksonville, FL

Fabric and Tile Masters

Our shower repair services includes: Removal and replacement of cracked and missing grout. We use special tools to remove the grout. Cleaning and detailing ceramic and porcelain floors and walls. Shower repairs often focus only on the grout and caulk. Many times a shower can develop mold even when there is no visible missing grout or caulk. If you do see missing grout and caulk, you need to remedy this right away — contact us to get this repaired immediately.

Tile Installation; Tile Repair- Consumer DIY Help Blog- ask chris.

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts. Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts. Friday, November 1, 2013. Posted by. Tile Excellence. Reactions: Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Contact Excellence Experts.

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Ceramic Tile Tutorial

The Perfect Bath

I look for tight grout joints, carefully calculated and pre-planned cuts so there are no unsightly shapes in the grid and finally, in the case of ceramic tile, the use of correct trimmers. Ceramic tile is a great material for both the bath and kitchen. This inside knowledge will help you achieve the best installation of ceramic tile possible. Uncategorized Architecture Ceramic Tile Colors Design details Installations materials

Benefits of Pre-Sealing Cement Tile

Tile Talk

Using a grout release or pre-sealer on cement tiles helps ensure a successful installation. A good pre-sealer should do two things: it should clean the tile; and it should make grout clean-up, or removal, easier. In fact, a pre-sealer may be called a "grout release.". When you see a finished cement tile installation (or any tile installation), it''s hard to visualize how bad it looked when grout was first applied. You need the grout to stick to the sides of the tile.

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Tile Council Announces UL Certification of EPDs for North American-Made Tile Mortars and Tile Grouts, Two More Ways to Pick Up Points When Building Green

The Tile Council of North America Blog

At Greenbuild 2016, TCNA announced UL certification of the Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for tile mortars and tile grouts made in North America. That’s because virtually all green building standards and rating systems, including LEED v4, provide pathways for earning points and fulfilling criteria by using products with EPDs, and an EPD for North American-made ceramic tile—also certified by UL—has been available since 2014.

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online. “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated. UofCTS also releases CTDA Certified Ceramic Tile Specialist (CCTS) Study Guide online course. San Diego, CA, May 19, 2016 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) just released an updated version of the popular Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile online technical and sales training course.

Pre-Sealing Cement Tile: An Important Step

Tile Talk

How to Apply a Grout Release - Cement Tile Install Tips. When you see a finished cement tile installation (or any tile installation), it''s hard to visualize just how bad it looked when grout was first applied. The only way to get grout into the joints is by spreading it with a tile trowel. With glazed ceramic tile, grout removal and clean-up can be difficult. This short video shows how to apply grout release to cement tiles in an easy-to-understand format.

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Sensory Structures

Diary of a Tile Addict

Today’s post brings together two design strands that have much preoccupied Tile Addict of late: concrete-effect tiles and incised linear patterns picked out in contrasting grout colours. Multiplied across the surface, these webs effectively mask the joints between the individual ceramic pieces, so that the right-angled laying grid is no longer visible. Matrice designed for Cedit by BRH+ (Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino?).

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Living with Coral

Diary of a Tile Addict

Living Coral has been labelled a “sociable and spirited” colour, yet also “1980s napkin pink” which may be why it’s not looking to become a ceramic mainstay just yet. Cava , a collection previously covered in Tile Addict, designed for Living Ceramics by LucidiPevere, named ‘coral red’ as one of the grout colours specified to complement the tiles. 2019’s Pantone colour of the year – Living Coral – is bright, bold and full of life.

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Cevisama Curiosities II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Codicer also played with shape, using the same provenzal-style as their Hoxo Mix they developed this black and white series of musical ceramics. Yellow, Rose, and Blue options make it easy to incorporate coloured grout or to enable the colourful decors to provide the subtle hint of pastel.

Cevisama Curiosities II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Codicer also played with shape, using the same provenzal-style as their Hoxo Mix they developed this black and white series of musical ceramics. Yellow, Rose, and Blue options make it easy to incorporate coloured grout or to enable the colourful decors to provide the subtle hint of pastel.

Metropolitan Mastery

Diary of a Tile Addict

The second is that this is a range that has clearly been designed to work with, and take advantage, of the current generation of coloured grouts. Perhaps the most retro design to date from the Colorker Group’s hugely impressive ZYX brand ( [link] ), these tiles offer a trip back in time … while at the same time reinventing a great icons of ceramic design – one that is redolent of urban Paris and London at the turn of the 20th century.

Shower Tile Installation

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be used in tile lined showers to create beautiful, durable, and long lasting installations. Starlike Waterproof Tile Grout is perfect when installing new shower tile.

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Dawning Diversification

Diary of a Tile Addict

Gauged ceramic panels, sintered stone surfaces – call them what you will – these new continuous-pressed porcelain behemoths are a great opportunity … and a serious challenge. So, apart from the growing threat from LVT, tile manufacturer’s existing business should be set fair, as ceramic and porcelain tiles now have so many advantages over natural timber or real stone floors, carpet, polished plaster, wallpaper, and all the other surface options.