Blog

Head to Head: Comparing Ceramic and Cement Tiles

The number of tile options may seem endless and we know that finding the right choice feels intimidating. The best way to find exactly what you want is to check out our tile design gallery. You can also call at for answers to your specific questions. In the meantime, keep reading to learn about the differences between two popular options: Ceramic tiles and cement tiles. How Ceramic and Cement Tiles Are Made There are several types of ceramic tiles and the specific way in which they are made and what they are made of will depend on what materials they are made of. For example, recycled ceramic...

Read more...

A Simple Guide to Choosing the Best Tile Backsplash

Finding the best tile to use for your kitchen backsplash can be a challenge. For many homeowners, it is one of the last things they consider when remodeling their kitchen, yet it can be one of the most impactful. If you are having trouble deciding what type of tile is best for your kitchen, consider the following tips to help you choose the right option for your kitchen. You can also contact at to learn more about our quality products. Start by Considering Material, Then Shape, Then Size First, narrow your choices down by choosing a specific material. Some of the most traditional tile materials...

Read more...

5 Reasons It’s Worth it to Install a Patio in Your Backyard This Year

If you have always dreamed of a beautifully tiled outdoor patio but have hesitated to take the plunge and have one installed, now is the time to finally prioritize having it installed. At we offer a wide range of tile styles and materials to help you create the patio of your dreams. You can also keep reading to find five reasons that you will be glad you installed your patio. A New Patio Can Increase the Value of Your Home One of the best reasons to have a new patio built is that it could have a significant impact on the value of your home. Think of it this way: You are essentially creating...

Read more...

Tile Terms Dictionary S – Z: Learn What Tile Terms Mean

We’ve covered some of the most common tile terms at the beginning of the alphabet and today we are going to cover some that come at the end of the alphabet. If you have additional questions about tiles, fell free to call at or come to our tile showroom. Sawed edge. Usually achieved via diamond blade, wire saw, or gang saw, a sawed edge is any clean-cut edge. Sealer. A product applied to tile to prevent it from absorbing liquid. It is not necessary for glazed ceramic tiles but is often used on more porous substances, such as natural stone, quarry tile, and the grout between tiles. ...

Read more...

Tile Terms Dictionary A – C: Learn What Tile Terms Mean

The truth about tiles is that figuring out how to install them, which tiles to choose, and how to take care of them can be a challenge. That is why you have to help you with all your tile design needs. While we are always happy to answer questions, we also know our clients like to have handy access to some of the most commonly used terms. Read on for definitions of some of the terms from A to C that we often use or are often used when tile purchase and installation is described. Then contact us at or stop by to see our exceptional options yourself. Absorption. This refers to the percentage...

Read more...