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How Slippery is Too Slippery for Floor Tile?

Learn how to use various tile ratings to guide your search for a safe floor tile. Are you excited about installing a new tile floor, but concerned about the possibility it could be too slippery? Tile manufacturers know how you feel. That’s why tiles carry ratings to provide information about their slipperiness under various conditions. Coefficient of Friction The most comprehensive and robust single measure of tile slipperiness is provided by The Ceramic Tile Institute. This measure takes into account both wet and dry conditions, as well as the slope of the tile and the speed of the person...

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Solving Pool Tile Problems

When pool tile problems lead to the need for replacement tile, turn to Mission Tile West. A pool can make a wonderful addition to any property, but only if it is properly maintained. Otherwise, it can quickly turn into an eyesore or an outright safety hazard. Installing beautiful pool tile and keeping it in good condition is one important aspect of maintaining the appeal and value of your property. Here are some common pool tile problems and how Mission Tile West can help you address them. Slippery Tile Just about any type of surface can become slippery when wet. This just one of many reasons...

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Timeless Trends in Kitchen Design

You can’t go wrong by incorporating clean, white tile in your kitchen. Many trends for the kitchen have come and gone, but a few classic design elements seem poised to stand the test of time forever. If you want to maximize the lasting value and appeal of your kitchen remodel, consider using kitchen tile to support the look of a clean, white kitchen that’s been valued by American homeowners for nearly 100 years. Cleanliness First and foremost, a kitchen has to be clean to be appealing. Tile is an excellent material for the kitchen precisely because it is so easy to clean. Tile won’t become...

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Top 5 Tile Must-Haves for the Perfect Bathroom

Incorporate these top 5 most-desired tile features for a bathroom with lasting appeal. If you are planning a bathroom redesign, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all your options. While the bathroom is a great place to showcase your personal style, if you want to also ensure that your bathroom choices further the lasting appeal and resale value of your home, consider incorporating these 5 tile must-haves. Heated Tile Flooring Ceramic tile flooring is the number one consumer choice for the bathroom, according to a survey from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. The only drawback to this...

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Pros and Cons of Glass Tile

Learn important information to consider when choosing glass tile for your next project. Glass tile, and especially glass mosaic tile, is a very popular choice for many different applications. While most types of glass tile are not suitable for flooring, there are still many other opportunities for incorporating this type of tile into your home or business, including kitchen backsplashes, shower stalls, and accent walls. Before you decide whether or not to pursue glass wall tile for your next design project, consider these pros and cons of glass tile. Pros Beautiful Appearance: The chief appeal...

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