Guest Post from Natural Stone Institute – Caring for your Natural Stone Surfaces at Home

JG Kitchens

There is no finer artist than Mother Nature. Her gifts of marble, onyx, granite, soapstone and other stones have been justly prized for millennia. Marble and granite have long been popular for countertops, shower surrounds and floor tiles. Like a mane of glorious locks, natural stone surfaces require care to keep them at their best. So when the Natural Stone Institute offered a guest post on maintaining these materials, I gladly said yes.

Get the Look of Hand-Finished Italian Travertine with a Contemporary Feel

Rubble Tile

The beauty of the natural world is often found in its smallest details—and the same is true with the beauty of human craftsmanship. When it comes to natural stone, it’s the slight variations in color, shape, and texture that help to create the unique, organic.

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Laying a Travertine Marble Tile Floor Successfully

Tile Excellence

Laying a travertine marble tile floor seamlessly (i.e., do-it-yourself project grout home improvement laying a travertine marble tile floor mortar natural stone thin-set thinest til floor tile travertine marble tile travertine tile installation without grout) is a skill that you can easily develop. Only a little bit of knowledge, a few tools, patience, and diligence are required to complete this job successfully.

How to Keep Natural Stone Countertops Beautiful

CUSTOM Insights Blog

The versatility and beauty of marble, limestone, travertine, granite and other natural stone countertops make them extremely popular in kitchens around the country. Grease, wine, coffee, various sauces and other seemingly harmless food and beverages can actually have lasting and costly consequences if the proper precautions aren’t taken to protect and care for your natural stone countertops, which are a significant investment to any kitchen.

Black Mold-Travertine Tile Revisit

How to Floor Tile

You should know that if you use a tile with a porous surface like this Travertine just know it will require more maintenance to keep it up. There are different types, qualities and surfaces of natural stone like Travertine and Marble. What you see is black mold growing into the surface, crevices and corners of the tile. I have seen many beautiful Travertine showers but they were not used like this one and others had a different grade of Travertine.

How To Care For Marble Or Natural Stone From?

How to Floor Tile

link] I personally do not advocate using Marble, Travertine and other natural stone in showers or wet areas because it is too soft and hard to maintain. I built this shower recently and all the tile looks like marble but it really is Porcelain and manufacturers copy natural stone for a reason. Trivets : While many stones can withstand heat, the use of trivets or mats is recommended. Sand, dirt and grit are abrasive and can damage natural stone.

Are Travertine Tiles Right For You?

The London Tile Co.

Natural stone tiles are often seen as a luxurious choice for flooring in the home, and travertine is no exception. Travertine is a type of limestone that’s formed by mineral rich hot springs, and has been used as a building material for thousands of years – the Colosseum in Rome is made primarily of travertine. However, travertine is not a low maintenance tile and it will require sealing. Advice travertine

NEW ISC Surfaces Natural Stone Collection

ISC Surfaces

Phantasie Gray ISC Surfaces has updated our natural stone tile collection in a major way to reflect changing design trends. Silver Ash Crosscut Stone Types include limestone, travertine, marble, slate, and onyx. Finishes include polished, honed, brushed and chiseled, and tumbled (finishes vary by stone). To see these beautiful natural stones in person, please visit The Gallery at ISC Surfaces in Kansas City or St.

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Check out a few Architectural Ceramics tile collections, suitable for outdoor use, that have you covered under foot and under water. The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Tile. What type of tile can be used outdoors? Whether using tile under foot on a balcony, your pool deck, or in the pool itself, outdoor tiles come in a few varieties. While all types of tile can be used outside, it’s important to note they may not be suitable for all types of environments.

How To Choose Your Tile Material

The London Tile Co.

If you’re considering updating your kitchen or bathroom, or any other room in your house, have you put any thought into which tile material you’re going to use? If you haven’t we’re here to give you some advice about the different types of tile. We know that the choice can be a little overwhelming when it comes to deciding, so why not narrow it down by knowing which material you want for your tiles. Benefits of Ceramic Tiles. Natural Stone.

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Authentic Edimax

Diary of a Tile Addict

The final results are collections inspired by natural stones, with visual texture, and a matching tactile surface that is perfectly aligned to the image. Stream takes the look of travertine in two colours, Silver and Bone. New post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, September 2019. Edimax Astor Ceramiche has introduced a new piece of technology resulting from their keen focus on research and innovation.

Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

Architectural Ceramics

While we can’t help you clean out your closet by purging, thanking, or folding your clothes, Architectural Ceramics can help you clean your tile floor or backsplash. Check out the following tips below, organized into categories, to care for and maintain your porcelain, ceramic, glass or natural stone tile. Simply put, when it comes to porcelain tile, the care and maintenance required is almost none. Use soap and water to clean the tile.

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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration. While sites like Travel.com offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations , at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own 10 cities, as well as tile collections inspired by each popular place. The dimensional ceramic tile is available in two main shapes, Elle and Tear.

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Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra) And Travertine Tile | Confessions Of.

How to Floor Tile

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Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

Architectural Ceramics

The same could be said when considering a handmade ceramic or natural stone, because the variation in the tile’s glaze or veining may surprise you. The good news is, when it comes to tile variation, there are ways to avoid the unexpected. Architectural Ceramics is here to help you know what type of range, be it subtle or extreme, to expect from ceramic, porcelain and stone; and to know how best to prepare for it. V3 tiles are those with moderate variation.

Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve done a little exercise of our own to come up with some of our favorite tile shapes and patterns. Let’s get the skinny on a few tile shapes and patterns, and see how clients used them. Tile Shapes & Patterns. Navigating your way through the numerous tile shapes and patterns out there is an almost impossible task, but don’t sweat it. When paired with sizing options, square tile has several common combinations.

Badly Worn Travertine Floors Refinished to Pristine Condition and Customer is Delighted Beyond Belief

Fabric and Tile Masters

Customers need travertine floors refinished when they move into homes sometimes and don’t even know how beautiful they can be. There are a variety of reasons these natural stone floors look bad: Quick and unskilled application of topical sealers to homes in a frustrated attempt to make a floor look good to sell. The travertine restoration pictured in our video includes before and after pictures of: Much needed fill replacement. Latest News Natural Stone

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Better yet, let’s look at a few fireplaces that feature Architectural Ceramics tile. Made to look like Italian travertine, this large format porcelain tile from our in-stock Monticello Collection , does double-duty as a stylish and durable fireplace option. The 24″x48″ tile, cut to size, creates an apron for the fireplace. Just like natural travertine tile would have a range of color variation, our porcelain does the same.

Best Bathroom TIle | Confessions Of A Tile Setter

How to Floor Tile

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Top Tile Trends from Italy

JG Kitchens

Last year, I traveled to Italy’s top tile expo, Cersaie, with a press delegation. Wood-look tiles continue to impress. Among the abundance of graphic tiles at Cersaie, many companies turned to the world of comics and pop art to create playful collections of functional wall art. Tile can be a residential muse. These give you the option of pure traditional beauty — without the maintenance of natural stone — or some updated and quirky retro looks.

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How to Transform Your Interiors with Travertine Tiles

Stagetecture

Travertine floors can last for years to come. Image via: Kitchens, Etc… How to Transform Your Interiors with Travertine Tiles. Travertine Tiles Gracing A Kitchen Floor. Image Via: Travertine Info. Travertine can be the Perfect Flooring Choice. Amongst the plethora of flooring choices, the one ‘megastar’ that you cannot help but notice is the, Travertine Tile. Beautify your home with travertine floor ideas.

Tile Backsplash Ideas for Modern Vanities

Tile Talk

By nature, modern design is chic, trendy, fashionable, and in vogue. Your options for backsplashes are wide-ranging, not only based on the materials available, but the orientation of the tiles, techniques used, and molding features. Style of Decorative Tile Backsplash: Handmade Cement Tile. Natural Stone Tile. Glass Tiles. Mosaic Tiles. Classic White Subway Tile. Metallic tiles. Themed Tiles. Handmade Cement Tile.

How To Avoid Bathroom Disasters | Confessions Of A Tile Setter

How to Floor Tile

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Flagstone Tile Layout Patterns

The London Tile Co.

Traditionally made from stone such as travertine or limestone, the term flagstone is now commonly used to describe the patterns created using different sized tiles or paving stones. There are many different patterns that can be created depending on the number and size of your tiles so we have put together some diagrams showing you how to create our favourites. You may also need to invest in specialist cleaning products to protect the stone from damage.

Slate Tile, Another Warning, Not For A Shower!

How to Floor Tile

We like the appeal of warm Natural Stone and Slate offers an earthy look but it's days are numbered in your shower. There are a number of Natural Stone products you see installed in shower design centers all over made from Marble, Travertine and yes, Slate.

Avoid Spooky Tile Situations with Advice from AC’s Customer Service Team

Architectural Ceramics

Don’t let tile mistakes haunt your home renovation. With expert advice from Architectural Ceramic’s Customer Service team, you can be prepared throughout your tile purchase and renovation. Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, or a DIY homeowner, we’ll help you avoid spooky tile situations. Depending on the type of renovation, not all tile materials are appropriate for all applications. Your tile purchase and renovation went smoothly.

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. About Porcelain Tile. Why are large format tiles typically porcelain? To avoid getting into the nitty-gritty, it’s because of how the tile is made. Porcelain tile is fired at a higher temperature. It all equates to better durability and the ability to increase the size of surface area of porcelain tile. Ancient Stone.

London Tile September Tile Offers

The London Tile Co.

Our new Tile Offers start today, and we have some fantastic deals for September. If you are looking for something naturally rustic or sleek and modern click through to see our latest deals. Slate tiles are a popular choice for floors, as they look striking and are also extremely hard wearing. Our Amazon range of slate tiles are available in Black, Graphite grey and Multicoloured – perfect for many different rooms in the home.

Marble Floor Polishing Jacksonville

Fabric and Tile Masters

At Fabric & Tile Masters, we offer professional marble floor polishing for Jacksonville residents. This makes a stone floor appear dull and cloudy. In addition, chemicals with a low pH (acid) can leave water marks on stone that become obvious when viewed in the light. Fabric & Tile Masters Will Refinish Your Stone Floors to Make Them Shine. Call Fabric & Tile Masters Today for Professional Marble Floor Polishing in Jacksonville.

How to Choose Kitchen Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

We’ve put together some tips to help you just the right floor tiles for your kitchen. Darker coloured tiles can look striking and modern, and can work well even in small kitchens when used with clever lighting. Don’t be afraid to use a coloured floor tile, particularly if your overall colour scheme is quite simple. Natural stone like travertine or limestone looks stunning, but can be very expensive and requires regular sealing to keep it looking its best.

New Ceramic Tiles

The Tile Shop

We just received two new great and inexpensive ceramic tiles. You will not have the boards yet, but the tile is at the distribution center. The trim is not here- but you could finish the edges with a stone profile. ** Grand Beige and Marron - 12.25" x 17.75" at $4.99 SF These resemble polished travertine- at a fraction of the cost. Again- they have the look of natural stone- kind of like a sandstone- at a fraction of the cost.

Classic and timeless subway tile

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

For an classic look that is always in style, subway tiles are a fantastic choice for bathroom and kitchen backsplash tiles. Subway tile was named at the turn of the 19th century when the New York city subway systems opened. Lining the walls of the subways were a glazed, rectangular tile that were not only durable, and stain resistant but could also withstand rigorous cleaning.

Tile Excellence For Sale and I retired to Florida, So why am I in Gloucester, MA.

Tile Excellence

Tile Installation Services | Labor Only | Tile Excellence. for the entire summer posting tile job pictures here and on Craigslist Boston -something I haven’t done since I retired 2 years ago-- from a tile installation job I just finished in Gloucester, MA ? I am BOOKED solid with tile installation and repair jobs, including lots of waterline swimming pool tile repairs. Hey there, this is Chris Lawson , owner of Tile Excellence.

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What is The Best Shower Tile?

How to Floor Tile

Sometimes it can be difficult to decide what is the best tile for a shower or even a tub surround. First, I suggest Porcelain Tile in large format at least 12"x12". Porcelain tile is robust and the surface is a type of glass. If you incorporate Porcelain tile with an epoxy grout you will have the tri-fecta in shower material. Here is an example of a Natural Stone shower with Oil Rubbed Bronze fixtures. Of course the best tile is what you like the most.

Make Your Country Kitchen With Rustic Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Backsplash Tiles. Give your backsplash a personal makeover with some decor tiles. Using neutral tiles such as our Sirocco Decor tiles will create a focal point above your hob or sink, making a gorgeous scene. The Sirocco range also has complementary wall and floor tiles, which will allow you to create a cohesive style that will fit right in with a wooden work surfaces. Using smaller square tiles, you can create a stunning backdrop for your rustic kitchen.

Stand Out Stone Looks – Made In The USA

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has introduced two new stand out stone look collections into our robust line of porcelain offerings made and stocked in the USA. The second collection, Basalt , creates clean, modern designs with the look of Basaltine tile.

Stand Out Stone Looks – Made In The USA

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has introduced two new stand out stone look collections into our robust line of porcelain offerings made and stocked in the USA. The second collection, Basalt , creates clean, modern designs with the look of Basaltine tile.

New Valverdi Indoor-Out Ranges Now in Stock at London Tile

The London Tile Co.

Last year we saw a huge increase in the number of people using tiles outside to replace concrete slabs and natural stone paving. Extending this tiling to the inside of your house through continuous material selection makes the space feel larger and more open – creating a natural flow from your kitchen or dining area to your patio. Where Can I Use Valverdi Indoor-Out Tiles? Hallway Tiles Indoor-Outdoor Tiles Kitchen Tiles

Quarry from Astor

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Quarry is a varied and unique series in that it combines the look of aged natural stones – somewhere between travertine, quartzite and stone. tile astor porcelain quarry It crosses new boundaries and yet is so familiar. Available in four shades, cream, beige, black and grey and stocked in 12″ x 24″, 6″ x 24″, 2″ x 2 mosaic and coordinating bullnose. Share it now!

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Hot Trends: Dimensional Wall Tile (Part 2)

ISC Surfaces

Cross ville Simpatico Organic Natural Stone Split Face Silver Ash Travertine Continuing our look at trending three-dimensional looks for walls, check out these two great options: Simpatico by Crossv ille Natural Stone from ISC Also, if you missed part one of this series, you can find it by clicking here. ISC Surfa ces Natural Stone is available from ISC Surfaces throughout our territory

Fresh Looks for Wall Tile – Product Recommendations from GIO Tile

Giotile

Porcelain wall tile provides lasting beauty and exceptional performance. Though any of GIO’s collections can be used for wall applications, we also offer select products created solely for vertical installations: Retro Wall Tile is glazed ceramic stoneware available in modular sizes, ideal for creating custom patterns on vertical surfaces. Freestyle Wall Tile offers dimensional decoration in a rainbow of cosmopolitan colors. Tile Tips Wall Tile

Patio Flooring Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Outdoor patio flooring ideas run the gamut from cozy wood to elaborate natural stone motifs. Natural stone: If you’re creating a high-end patio with a luxurious feel, natural stone is tough to beat. Ceramic Tile: Ceramic tile is a classic flooring material.

Avente Tile Talk: Fresh-Picked Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles

Tile Talk

Fresh-Picked Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles. Fresh-Picked Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles. You can keep the memories and feelings of summer alive throughout the year with our ceramic Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles and Fruit, Floral and Vegetable Garden Murals. Beautiful glazes and intricate relief designs are just a few of the wonderful traits our collection of ceramic Gourmet Garden tiles and custom murals offer. Gloss Vegetable Garden Tiles. Featured Tile.