Tuesday, December 28, 2010
You Can Have Tile Almost Everywhere In Your Home
So you're thinking about installing a new floor. Choosing the type of flooring is an important decision. Ceramic tile has many advantages over other types.
Tile can be set in a wide variety of designs, allowing you to add your own individual touch to your home. It is more durable, able to stand up to years of use, and easier to clean.
In most cases, a quick run over the tile floor with a broom and a mop is all that is needed to maintain it.
The Cost Of Maintenance In A Tile Floor Is Amazingly Inexpensive
Carpet requires frequent vacuuming and, in some cases, steam cleaning to maintain cleanliness. Even with frequent cleaning, high traffic areas will begin to show wear after a few years.
Wood floors, while beautiful, do require care of the finish to maintain appearance. Also with wood you have to be careful that it is not scratched.
Otherwise, you may find yourself having to sand and refinish your floor. Linoleum has its own set of problems. It tends to discolor with age and may peel up.
Tile Backsplashes Are Wonderful When Installed The Proper Way
In the bathroom, it can be used on shower walls or to provide a backsplash for the sink or tub. Other places you can find tile are in patios, mudrooms, laundry rooms or foyers. For a unique entrance to your home, tile t
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Exposure To Natural Elements Should Determine The Type Of Floor You Should Have
The final decision will depend on the placement and how exposed the flooring will be to natural elements.
Take Into Account The Area of Installation Before Opting Marble Or Travertine
When comparing marble to travertine materials for your next flooring selections, there are many similarities and some important differences.
Depending on the place where you want the flooring installed and the type of foot traffic and average upkeep necessary, you should be well advised before making the ultimate decision on any flooring materials.
Many householders will want the look of marble or travertine but do not want to deal with the trouble of regular upkeep or yearly preservation.
Marble Flooring Selections Are Not For Everyone
But many more homeowners are adopting marble as the flooring material of choice. Marble is no longer just for mansions or big estates. You can find marble floors in numerous homes with pets and children or in both warm and cool climates.
Adding value to your home, marble can give you the personalized touch you are looking for in a durable flooring option. Different vein patterns and colors are available for marble floors so that you are sure to find a flooring material suitable for your home or office.
Keep in mind that marble floors must be professionally installed and maintained regularly due to its porous nature and can stain easily if not sealed properly.
It Is Apparent In Many Roman Structures Including The Renowned Coliseum In Rome
It is one of the more common natural stone choices when building patios and garden paths. Travertine can be purchased in its natural form, with pitted holes and also filled by a professional.
Travertine floors can be polished in various degrees from non-reflective to add warmth and gentleness to your home or highly polished to add that glow and hard finish to any business office.
Sealer should be added to travertine floors in order to keep it from absorbing too much moisture through the natural holes and crevices in the material.
Because Of The Weight The Mortar Mix Has to be Made Carefully To Install Both Marble and Travertine
Both marble and travertine are heavy materials, therefore a firmer mortar mix should be prepared so it can hold the weight of these stones.
Opposite that a lighter material, such as ceramic tiles, will demand.Both marble and travertine should be sealed if you want to avoid moisture or debris from entering any holes or staining the stone itself.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
So you're thinking about installing a new floor.
Choosing the type of flooring is an important decision. Ceramic tile has many
advantages over other types. Tile can be set in a wide variety of designs,
allowing you to add your own individual touch to your home. It is more durable,
able to stand up to years of use, and easier to clean. In most cases, a quick
run over the tile floor with a broom and a mop is all that is needed to maintain
The Cost Of
Carpet requires frequent vacuuming and, in some cases, steam cleaning to
maintain cleanliness. Even with frequent cleaning, high traffic areas will begin
to show wear after a few years. Wood floors, while beautiful, do require care of
the finish to maintain appearance. Also with wood you have to be careful that it
is not scratched. Otherwise, you may find yourself having to sand and refinish
your floor. Linoleum has its own set of problems. It tends to discolor with age
and may peel up.
Tile Backsplashes Are Wonderful When Installed The Proper Way
When most people think of tile, they think of a tile floor, usually found in
either the kitchen or bathroom. However, tile can be used in so many other
places. In the kitchen, you can use ceramic tile to create a backsplash or even
on the countertops. Tile can be placed around a fireplace or up the wall above
it for an amazing focus point.
Monday, December 20, 2010
In the category of "which is better", that counts on the person who is doing the remodeling. The home can sometimes dictate that decision. With a mobile home, it can be harder to get tile floors in because the floors are made of wood.
The tiles are harder to install that way. Also, a mobile home tends to be made with everything already where it is going to go, making work-a-round's that much more difficult.
Carpet would be a best option there. In a house, for instance, the floor plan can be modified, aloowing the use of tile. Tile will look fresher and will avoid the smell that carpet has sometimes. Carpet can insulate sound but traps mold and dirt.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
"The Highest Reputation, the highest quality in tile setting anywhere in South Florida. I personally guarantee that to you"
Mobile number: (561) 756-4910 -- available 7 days/week
owner of ACIS Tile and Marble
This is what I will do for you:
When you choose ACIS Tile and Marble to set your tile/marble, you can be certain to avoid losing thousands of dollars. If You choose a large company you should expect to pay lots of money for a small tile project, not with with us. A big company will hire a subcontrator to do your job. This way you are paying the middle man. That does not happen when you get ACIS Tile and Marble to complete your project. That's why we say: Affordability and quality = ACIS Tile and Marble. We don't subcontract your project. We complete ourselves.
As soon as you have your project completed by ACIS Tile And Marble, there's only one outcome: tons and tons of
compliments from your family and guests: "You bathroom looks so great! When did you have this floor done? By whom?" That's what we hear from our current clients.
There's one thing we're very proud in our company. You'll have your project completed really fast with a precision of a tile master.
Isn't it time for you to replace that old filthy carpet floor with a healthy beautiful ceramic (or porcelain) tile?
We want you to call us on either our toll free number: (800) 720-8061 or our mobile: (561) 756-4910 and schedule your free non-obligation estimate. We'll follow up with a written proposal (emailed or faxed to you) explaining in detail what will be done and how it will be done.
We will also will email/fax you a very extensive list of very satisfied past clients. Just randomly pick a few names and contact them. You will confirm how happy they are with ACIS Tile and Marble quality of craftsmanship. If you prefer, just email us (info@CeramicTileFlorida.com) your name and phone and we will contact you to schedule a quick free estimate (best time for you).
ACIS TILE OF FLORIDA, INC. has been servicing the South Florida region with the best services in Tile installation since 2000.
When you hire our services you can be certain that you will be hiring professionals who pay high attention to detail at affordable prices. Our references will simply will dazzle you.
Here are the common problems that when you hire non-experienced professionals you will encounter:
- We've seen work from other installers that didn't care about the floor preparation. For houses less than 25 years old, there's a chance for cracks to appear. During the floor preparation, it's critical that proper measures are taken. For example, special filler material must be used to guard against crack propagation from the concrete base slab. You can count on us to to always make sure that cracks will not appear some time later.
- Hollow tiles. Tiles that were not properly installed. Our 8+ years of experience will guarantee that it will not happen.
- No bumps. We are very strict when flattening floors and walls.
- You may take your time to select a good color of the grout/tiles. If, at the time before the installation you change your mind, don't worry, you may another one. You may even test a few grout colors before we initiate installation.
- When steps are being built by ACIS Tile of Florida, all effort will be applied to prevent exposed sharp edges. All surfaces will be as smooth as possible.
- Other installers will leave big gaps between tiles and finished parts (baseboards, kitchen cabinets, cuts around ceiling, metal threshold by sliding doors...) and will fill it with grout. That is ugly. Our team of professional installers will not accept that. Cuts are performed with ultimate precision, leaving very small gaps to be filled with grout, giving a nice look.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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Tile floors over Carpet
With so many flooring options to choose from, picking
one that suits any home can be a task in itself. Floor remodeling usually hangs
in the balance between tile floors and carpet. Which is better? Which is
cheaper? Which will be easier to put down? Well, there are answers for these
In the category of "which is better", that depends on the person who is doing
the remodeling. The home can sometimes dictate that decision. With a mobile
home, it can be harder to get tile floors in because the floors are made of
wood. The tiles are harder to install that way. Also, a mobile home tends to be
made with everything already where it is going to go, making work-a-round's that
much more difficult.
Carpet can usually be a safe bet there. However, in a house, the floor plans can
be modified to allow for tile. It looks cleaner, and can make the house smell
better. While carpet insulates sound, it also traps mold and dirt, as well as
animal born parasites. However, when a tile floor is swept, all of that goes
with it. While it is harder then carpet, it is also cleaner.
Tile and carpet usually run at about the same price these days, so cost is
usually not an issue. Just choosing the right color tile and getting it put
down. While carpet just needs to be nailed down with a little glue and some
padding, tile does need a little more work. With scraping the old floor, laying
the grout, and putting down the tile, it can get kind of messy, but that mess
mops up with water and soap. The alternative is stains that you can never get
out. Carpet can stain very easily. It is a fabric-like material and if anything
is spilled on it, it can be very hard to clean. Dog and cat hair is also
difficult to get out of carpet. Most of the time, vacuums just can't get through
it and it ends up needing to be swept anyway. With children, stains are common
place, just as, with pets and pet hair. However, with tile, a mop and some soap
will clean just about anything off the floor.
In high humidity states, like Florida, moisture gets trapped everywhere. It is
even worse in houses with carpet. The moisture will get under the carpet where
you cannot see it nor get to it. There, it will sit, and start smelling. It will
also give way to black mold, which is highly deadly, and very common in Florida.
That is not a problem with tile. Carpet also tends to trap heat during the
summer. Tile stays rather cool. People who have bad allergies usually are
recommended by their doctors to use tile instead of carpet. That same heat
insulator also traps pollen, dust and pet dander (skin particles) which, when
breathed in, will cause allergy attacks and also asthma attacks. So, which is
better? Tile is a much better choice for people with pets and children, because
it is easier to clean. It is also better for people who have allergies and live
in humid states. In fact, tile is just better all the way around.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Other concern many people have is that the counter and backsplash won't "match." This isn't something you should worry about because contrasting backsplashes inserts are more eye-catching, and oftentimes lead to higher appraisals of the bathroom or kitchen.
The Large Selection Of Material In The Market Can Drive You Insane
There are numerous different materials you can pick out for your backsplashes inserts. You will most likely choose something that will correlate with your kitchen but contrast enough to look great.
Pick a Fancy Backsplash Insert To Upgrade Your Kitchen
Stone is a very common option, but even this is fairly vague. You can use marble, granite, and many other types of stone. You can also select stone that is rough and natural-looking, or stone that has been polished and is very shiny, depending on the look you are going for.
Professional Ceramic Tile Installer $1.25 Sq.Ft
Add Sophistication To Your Kitchen With Direct Light And Colored Glass
Colored glass is another option that gives your kitchen or bathroom a very unusual look. Using glass in backsplashes inserts gives a very open feeling, especially if there is light shining directly on it from under the cabinets. It can be used in large pieces or smaller arrangements, such as mosaic tiles.
Tranform The Look Of Your Kitchen Backsplash With Stainless Steel
If you are looking for backsplashes inserts for a modern kitchen, you could think about using stainless steel. Kitchen backsplashes made with this are easy to clean and look great. if you have stainless steel appliances this a great option, even easier if your countertop is a different material. You can also use backsplashes inserts on the walls of your kitchen or bathroom if you want to create a very distinct decorating theme.
Small Changes Can Bring You An Spectacular Value
By getting the right kitchen backsplashes and other backsplashes inserts you will make your bathrooms and kitchen stand out. You will have a better sense of pride in them, knowing that there isn't other room quite like yours anywhere else. You will also love the fact that your home is worth more with these small, simple changes made to it.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
5. Choose the shape and color of your tile and choose the color of the grout. If you have not selected tile ask the contractor if his company has a showroom or where he would recommend you shop for tile.
6. Can the tile contractor leave samples for you?
7. Obtain an estimate for the tile installation without the cost of the tile included and with the cost of the tile included.
8. Does the tile have to be sealed? If so, is there an extra charge? Are there advantages to have the area sealed?
9. How can I find out about the quality of the materials the contractor will be using?
10. How long after the tile installation can the floor be walked on?
11. Have each contractor evaluate the square footage of the tile installation project and ask them to include it in their written estimate.
12. Ask the tile contractor how much it will cost to have the existing floor removed and prepared prior to the tile installation.
13. Ask for references of previous customers and addresses for any that might be willing to let you see their completed tile installation project.
14. Is there a guarantee on the work? If so for how long? Does it cover cracking, sinking and possible drainage issues?
15. Ask for a written proposal that includes all tile installation details and guarantees. A proposal should include: materials to be used, begin date, completion date, and price and payment schedule. Certify, in writing, that there will be no "extras" or cost variations during the project execution.
16. Ask the contractor whether he will obtain a permit or whether you should. (CAUTION: When a home owner obtains the permit, he/she is the one who is liable.)
Don't Hesitate To Ask Your Future Contractor All You Want
There are some very important questions you should ask a contractor when you meet with them to obtain an estimate for your tile installation project.
Follow This Guide Line and Be comfortable To Ask Anything Else You Want
1. Obtain a drawing of the area where you plan to have to tile installation.
2. Gather background information on each contractor you are planning to talk with. Visit their website, contact the Better Business Bureau or similar organization, and talk with anyone who has used the contractor.
3. Determine the time frame in which you would prefer to have the project done.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
If you live in a condominium, it will be necessary for the contractor to get in touch with the condominium association and determine if there are any additional rules or regulations.
Make Sure You Choose A Reputable Contractor
Ceramic tile installation is a very popular remodeling option. Many people are opting for ceramic tile rather than linoleum, hard wood or carpeting in many areas of their home.
Next find out if any kind of building permit is required. Again, this varies from city to city and calling your local city or town offices should get you your answers.
If a permit is required you may want to secure it yourself or ask the tile installation company who will be doing the work for you if they can obtain a building permit for you.
No Sound Proof Underlay = Big Problems For You In The Future
Before beginning tile installation, the floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned and properly prepared. A layer of sound proofing must be installed first.
This will create a base for the tile. Then you will need a layer of water proofing. This will protect the subfloor from any water that spills onto the floor from seeping through the tiles.
If this occurs the result can be serious sub strait damage. Water spills are a likely occurence in a bathroom. Water overflow from the shower or tub is most often the culprit.
If you are considering adding ceramic tile to a bathroom or any other room in your home, there are a few things you should consider before beginning the project or hiring a contractor.
Check With Your City The Codes For a Tile Installation on the 2nd Floor and Above
The first thing you should investigate prior to tile installation is the building codes in your city or town.