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Porcelain and Ceramic: Which Option is Best for Your Project?

Those who don’t work in the tile industry will often use the words “ceramic” and “porcelain” interchangeably. The reality is that they’re actually quite different. No matter if you’re considering tiling your fireplace, patio, or kitchen backsplash, it’s important to understand how these two types of tiles vary. Read on to learn more and then contact to get started on your project. The basic difference between ceramic and porcelain At its core, the main difference between the two types of tile is that porcelain is denser. As a result, you’re likely better off choosing a porcelain...

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Ceramic Title 101: What is the PEI Rating Scale?

As you’re searching for the right tile for your project, you’ll have a number of things to consider. Most people want tiles that are high quality, have the look they want, and are competitive priced. The best way to reach all those objectives is to turn to . As you compare ceramic tile options, you’re likely to run across a PEI rating. We’ve found many clients of ours have questions about what exactly this means. Who sets the PEI rating? PEI stands for the Porcelain Enamel Institute. This is a group that’s made up of enamelers as well as companies that manufacturer and / or sell...

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Does Tile Have a Place in Your Living Room?

When you think of using custom tile, what do you think of? Do you think of tile flooring in a bathroom? Do you think of a tile backsplash in a kitchen? Do you think of tiling outdoor areas? These may all seem like common places to tile but many people don’t think of using tile in their living rooms. The design experts at are here to tell you that tile can look incredible in any room in the house – including the living room. Remember the purpose of your living room Your living room is not just a drab, dull place to sit and stare at the wall. It actually says a lot about who you are as a person....

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The Only Tile You Should Use on Your Floor is Custom Tile

As you consider all the material options for your new flooring, what is most important to you? What is your goal? Do you want to make a statement? Do you want your floors to reflect your unique style? Do you want to tell a story with your floors? This may seem like an order too tall to fill but the truth is that can help you do just that. We offer a seemingly endless number of tile options When you choose to work with the professionals at , the number of tiles available to you will essentially seem endless. No matter what color you’re imaging, what style you’ve been dreaming of, or what...

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5 Ways to Create a Quirky Kitchen

Designing your own kitchen is a lot of fun and a great way to let your personality shine. At , we’ve worked with a wide range of clients over the years, from those who want a very classic, traditional kitchen to those that want something funky. Today we’re going to focus on giving you tips to help let your quirky side show in your kitchen design. Embrace an eclectic styleOne of the simplest ways to really let your style through in your kitchen design is to embrace an eclectic style. Let go of the need to have everything match and focus on buying singular pieces that you love,...

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