Boulevard Tile and Stone, Inc - Servicing the Greater Los Angeles and Ventura Counties: Tile and Stone Contractor, Tile and Stone Installer
Ceramic tile has been apart of our lives for centuries and with
today's knowledge of technology, constructors have made new designs and
applications possible. That was not available years ago. There is a
wide selection of colors, sizes, shapes and new textures that are on
the market now. You would be amazed!Ceramic tile is an earthy product
made up of clay and many they naturally occurring minerals and water.
Glazed ceramic tile has a ceramic covering put on the tile
surface which gives the tile its color and finish. Glazed ceramic tile
is a favorite selection to choice for your indoor floors and walls and
offers many decorating possibilities.
Here are some characteristics of glazed ceramic tiles:
- They’re Durable - when ceramic tiles
are installed properly they will out perform and outlast all most any
other floor covering product created for the same application.
- They’re Easy care -these glazed ceramic tiles
will resists stains, odors, and dirt and you can clean up with a damp
mop or sponge or regular household cleaners such as Mr. Clean, Top Job
or Spic and Span.
- They’re Scratch resistant - you don’t have to
worry about your tiles getting a cut or tear like you do with some
other types of floors. Grade III and Grade IV glazed ceramic tiles is
very resistant to scratches.
- They’re Environmentally friendly - ceramic tile is constructed using an earthy material and does not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.
- They’re Beautiful and Versatile - there is an
unlimited number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes, and textures that
will add rich beauty and personality to any room decor that
modern ceramic technology has created.
- They’re Fire Resistant - glazed ceramic tiles
will not burn or put out toxic fumes. If you drop a lighted cigarette
on the floor and its left there for a time, it will not do any damage
to the ceramic tiles. Not even hot kitchen pans or skillets will scorch
or melt the surface of glazed ceramic tiles.
- They’re Water Resistant - most glazed
ceramic tile has a thick surface that lets little or no accumulation of
moisture in. This means that spilling common liquids found in a
kitchen are not a big concern.
||Unglazed Floor Tile (Pavers) – Because these tiles are porous, there are no glazing or any other
coating put on them. It is advised that a special penetrating sealant
be used to maintain these types of floors and to help stop stains from
creeping into the pores of the tiles.
||Porcelain – is an extremely
strong, affordable tile that is long lasting. Most porcelain tiles
produce a natural stone, paver, or an antique rustic look. There are
lots of porcelain tile with trim and decorative tiles to match.
||Slate – Slate is appropriate
indoors and out. Because it’s a traditional, metamorphic rock that
tends to split along natural grains and fissures in the rock creating a
||Italian Travertine and Limestone – Limestone must be sealed to prevent unsightly staining.
Italian Travertine is a type of limestone that's
formed near underground springs. It is best to seal the stone to
protect it from stains, and a filled version is usually the best choice
for wet areas because the natural pits may collect water. Limestone is
a sedimentary rock that is more porous than granite and marble. It’s
usually creamy white to soft gold beige.
||Marble and Granite – Marble is a
natural stone and is not made in a factory. Because of this, there are
no two pieces of marble that are alike. The veining are natural designs
in all marble. To protect from staining of the face, you need to use a
special marble sealant. You will need to use extra care when cleaning.
All abrasives and acidic cleaners are to be avoided. Granite is
another natural product, and is not made in a factory. Granite can be
used both indoors and outdoors. It is less porous than marble. It is
advised to use a sealant to protect the finish from staining.
Mosaic Tile (marble, glass, and ceramic) –The tile can be made of glass, porcelain, stone or clay. Mosaics refer
to any kind of very small tile 2-inch square or less in width. The
tiles are often used to create artistic designs, and they can add
decorative accents to field tile, or shower pans.
||Grout – Grout is a mixture of
cement and a color additive. Sand is added to the grout for tile floors
with wider spaces between each tile. To give better resiliency to the
grouted areas a liquid latex additive can be added to the grout. To
make it easier to take care of, a penetrating sealant should be used on
the grout. You need to know that over time the grout may change in
color. We can help you with some significant things in selecting tile
floor that is the slip-resistance, the size and color of the grout
joints, the thickness of the tile, height differences from room to
room, size of the tile, suitability of the sub-floor, and cleaning of
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