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How to Tell if it’s Time to Replace or Restore Your Tile

There is no set rule on how often to replace or restore the tile in your home, but there are certain signs to look for that indicate it’s time for new tile. Just like most things in your home, as tile ages, it will eventually show signs of wear and tear. Even though ceramic tile is a hardy, durable surface, it’s not immune to developing chips, cracks or stains. Tiles can also come loose, and grout might start to crumble. When you notice these signs, it may be time to either replace or restore your floor tile.

Generally speaking, restoring your tiles through a professional deep cleaning, re-grouting, or sealing will be less expensive than replacing all the tile. So, how do you know whether you simply need to restore your floor or wall surfaces versus replacing them with new materials? Here are some guidelines.

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5 Hot Tile Trends in 2019

5 Hot Tile Trends in 2019

The New Year is upon us, and it’s bringing new trends along with it! We’re not talking about the hottest fashion statement piece or the latest viral video…we’re referring to trends in tile! That’s right, just like the fashion industry evolves, so does the world of home improvement – tile is no exception! While classic tiles are always in style, we thought it would be fun to share some of the coolest tile trends to be on the lookout for in 2019.

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Improve Your Home

We’ve all made resolutions come the New Year like eating healthier, exercising more, cutting back on TV, and other self-improvement goals. Chances are, we stick to these resolutions for a few weeks and then start going back to our old ways. Hey, we get it! It’s hard to change up your routine, and eating salad every day gets old really fast. So, what’s the solution? How can you make a resolution and stick to it this New Year? Well, instead of focusing on yourself in 2019, might we suggest resolving to make improvements to your home? By putting your attention on improving something other than yourself, you can achieve tangible results. Plus, you’ll learn new things and get a workout to boot with some of the home improvement tasks. Let’s take a look at some easy and budget-friendly ways you can renovate your home in 2019.

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Surviving a Kitchen Remodel During the Holidays – Part 2

In our previous blog, we went over some tips on how to get through a kitchen remodel that falls smack dab in the middle of the already hectic holiday season. Any renovation, whether it be the kitchen, bathroom, or patio can be inconvenient. But, with all the cooking and extra company that the holidays tend to bring, renovation during this time of year brings a new set of challenges. The good news? It is possible! You just need to get a little resourceful and creative. At Island Tile, we’re no strangers to the remodeling process, and we’d like to share some more tips with you on how to get through a kitchen renovation during the holiday season.

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Surviving a Kitchen Remodel During the Holidays – Part 1

Surviving a Kitchen Remodel During the Holidays

For those who enjoy baking, the holiday season means extra time spent in the kitchen cooking up a storm. From peppermint cookies and chocolate roll cake to duck with raspberry chutney and everything in between, there’s nothing quite like the food we bake and eat during the Christmas and New Year festivities. Most families have their own traditions and signature dishes during this time of year, and time spent around the table with family and friends is time well spent in our book! So, with all the hustle and bustle that comes with the season, is it viable to remodel your kitchen during the holidays? Well, while we concede that this might not be the best time for a remodel, with a little ingenuity it’s certainly doable! Here’s part one of our blog on how to survive the holiday season in the midst of a kitchen renovation.

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How to Keep Your Tile Floors Sparkling

How to Keep Your Tile Floors Sparkling

Have you ever looked at your floor tile and wondered how it went from pristine and shiny to dull and discolored? Well, you’re not alone. Keeping up with cleaning the floors in your home can be a challenge, especially if you consider all the other chores you have to do to keep your home nice and clean. Sometimes scrubbing the floor can fall to the wayside. We get it. But, if it’s neglected for too long, it will only be more difficult for you to get the floor clean again. So, we’ve put together some tips on how to maintain a nice, shiny tile floor without scrubbing away like Cinderella.

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Four Types of Bathroom Tiles

Whether you’re constructing a new house or are renovating your existing bathroom, the type of flooring you choose is an important decision. Want a thick shag carpet covering the floor of your restroom? No? We didn’t think so! Tile is the obvious option for restrooms, but there are tons types you have to decide between. From ceramic to porcelain, glass, and wood-look tiles, there is no shortage of options. Island Tile has been assisting the people of Brevard County with all their flooring needs for over 30 years, and we’ve picked up quite a bit of knowledge along the way. So, we’d like to share some of this knowledge with you! Read on for the pros and cons of different types of bathroom tiles.

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Growing Our Business by Traveling Around the World

Here at Island Tile, we always strive to be the absolute best in the business, and that means going above and beyond in everything we do. From our customer service to our products and installation process, we pride ourselves on excellence. We offer our customers a wide variety of different floor and wall surfaces, and we only select top-quality tiles to distribute to the people of Brevard County. If you are looking for a beautiful backsplash to enhance your kitchen or bathroom, we have gorgeous mosaic and glass-look tiles to achieve what this. Love the look of wood, but want something less expensive and more durable? Our wood-look tile is the perfect solution. Installing a pool and want a unique stone-look patio that is water resistant? We have you covered!

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Fall Time DIY Home Décor Projects

Fall Time DIY Home Décor Projects

Fall is officially here; bring on the pumpkins, caramel apples, and (hopefully) cooler weather! Across the nation, the leaves are starting to change color and there’s a crisp coolness creeping into the air, but as all Floridians know, our palm trees will stay green and the temperatures won’t be dropping like they are in northern states. But, that doesn’t mean that fall is any less fun in Florida! One great way to get into the spirit of autumn is to put up some festive, cheery decorations. Another fantastic way to welcome the change of the seasons is to spend some quality family time – and why not combine both of these things? Here at Island Tile, we have put together a list of some creative DIY fall décor projects that you can do with your family. Read on!

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Marble Look Tile Versus Marble Slab

Marble Look Tile vs. Marble Slab

If you’re a fan of interior design, you probably watch HGTV, read real estate magazines, and use Pinterest for home design inspiration. You’ve also probably noticed that marble is gaining popularity – it’s all the rage, and we don’t have to wonder why! Marble comes in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns, and whether it’s used as a countertop surface, a floor surface or wall surface, marble can make a room feel elegant and expensive. If you’re considering marble for your own home, there are plenty of things to take into consideration. Arguably the biggest decision – should you go with real marble or opt for marble-look tile? Let’s explore the differences, the pros, and the cons, of marble vs. marble-look tile.

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