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5 Great Options for Bathroom Tiles

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For many of us, the bathroom is an important space – it’s where we start and end our day, where we feel refreshed and renewed. Bathrooms are also often one of the smallest rooms in the house, making it easier to renovate with new tile flooring. Updated tiles can truly enhance a bathroom’s space, making it feel more luxurious, clean and comfortable. The right tile flooring is also needed to ensure that it will withstand the heat, moisture, and wear that come with bathroom floors.

Below is a list of 5 Great Options for Bathroom Tiles that can help improve the look of your bathroom floor:

  1. Ceramic Tiles – Ceramic tiles are a popular choice in bathroom flooring. Made from clay fired at high temperatures, ceramic tiles are easy to clean, extremely durable (when installed properly) and are available in unlimited styles.
  2. Porcelain Tiles – Like ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are also made from clay. However, porcelain tiles are pressed instead of fired, which makes them more durable and water resistant than ceramic tiles. They are affordable and come in countless varieties of designs.
  3. Stone Tiles – Because of their rustic and classic look, stone tiles have become the latest style trend in flooring. Similar to ceramic and porcelain tiles, stone tiles are hard-wearing and can be installed in outside spaces as well. They can, however, cost much more than ceramic or porcelain tiles.

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  4. Glass Tiles – To add to your flooring’s style, you can add glass tiles. Glass tiles create a unique look, but are more fragile than ceramic, porcelain or stone tiles. So, while you can have a whole floor of bathroom tiles, it’s recommended to stick with the first 3 types of tiles above if you want your bathroom flooring to last through years of wear and tear.
  5. Vinyl Tiles – If you have children, vinyl tiles are a great option. They are water resistant, capable of handling big spills. Look for anti-slip vinyl tiles, which help prevent the floor from being too slick when wet.

Need more ideas for your bathroom makeover? Call one of our consultants at (626) 572-2866 or visit our design center located in San Gabriel, California. Our design experts will be happy to help you build the bathroom of your dreams.

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Tile Floor Repair Tips

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Do you have tiles that need fixing, but you don’t have the budget to replace them? Today, we’re sharing quick tips on how you can repair broken tiles.

Tiles are popular among homeowners and businesses because they are stylish, durable and low-maintenance. They are also easy and inexpensive to repair if you have the time and resources.

Follow the tips below to fix or replace broken tiles without the big expense of installing a new floor.

  1. For small chips in tile, consider using nail polish that will match best with the tile’s color. You can even combine two shades together to get the exact hue you are looking for.
  2. Large chips or holes in your tiles require a little more effort – go to the hardware store and buy ceramic filler to place in the chips or holes. Let it dry, sand down, and finish off with lacquer for protection.
  3. Broken tiles may need to be replaced – but don’t fret. Our design center carries a wide variety of tile styles to choose from. We can help you find the best match to your current tile floor. Tip: When installing tile flooring for the first time, it’s helpful to buy extra tiles for replacement.
  4. Worn tiles can really outdate the style of your home. Instead of installing a new floor, you can try painting your tiles with a fresh, modern color. Scrub the floor well and sand down to create a smooth surface. Roll oil-based paint on top and let stand for 24 hours before applying your new paint with floor finish.
  5. Don’t forget the grout. Believe it or not, grout can really help with the look of your tile. Old and dirty grout can make even new tile flooring look worn. Fix this problem by removing your old grout and putting a fresh application.

Need more help on how to repair broken tiles? Call us today at (626) 572-2866. We will be happy to assist you.

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Tile Design Tips for Those on a Budget

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A beautiful-looking tile design doesn’t have to be expensive. You can easily create an elegant tile layout whether you are going for a traditional or contemporary motif without going over your budget.

These days, that may seem like wishful thinking, but you can definitely achieve your dream tile flooring and stay within budget using these helpful tips:

  1. Pick the right tile for your home and budget. Tile comes in several different types, which include porcelain, ceramic and stone. Often, ceramic is the most inexpensive of the three, with stone usually priced the highest. Porcelain tiles are often priced mid-range but they are the most durable.
  2. Know where to place your tile. Porcelain and stone are great for both indoor and outdoor settings, but ceramic, which is made out of red clay, should only be used indoors because of its fragility.
  3. Mix and match without breaking the bank. For style tips, you can create an upscale look just by mixing inexpensive tiles with dashes of expensive tiles. You can also experiment with elegant tile layouts like herringbone and using inexpensive tiles to create that luxurious effect.
  4. Use some tricks of the trade. One of the key ways to ensure your tile flooring lasts you for years to come, apply grout that has a mildew inhibitor that will keep mildew away and requires little maintenance.
  5. Mix and match your backsplash too. For kitchen tile backsplashes, you can also do the same tip as mentioned earlier – mix expensive tiles with inexpensive tiles.
  6. Make your kitchen backsplash your own unique design. Use costly tiles for a decorative border around cheaper tiles, use expensive tiles in diagonal layouts or inserted between cheaper tiles.

With some creativity and helpful advice, you can definitely make a tile layout fit your style and budget. For more great tile design and layout tips, contact us or visit our Pinterest and Facebook pages.