Family Fun in Brevard County

Family Fun in Brevard County

Island Tile has been proudly serving the residents of Brevard County, FL for over 30 years, beautifying homes and businesses with our beautiful selection of tiles. Need a backsplash for your Melbourne, FL kitchen? We have gorgeous mosaic tiles that will work perfectly, no matter what style you’re going for. Planning a Palm Bay kitchen remodel with new wood-look tile flooring? We have you covered. We strive to provide our customers with the best materials and unparalleled customer service, and that doesn’t stop at tile installation! This week, we thought it would be a great opportunity to let our readers know some of the fun events going on in our area that you and your family will certainly enjoy. Read on for some of the latest happenings you won’t want to miss!

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Which Type of Grout Should I Use?

Being in the tile business for 30+ years, naturally, we’ve learned quite a bit about the installation process. Installing tile correctly is crucial for a number of reasons. For one, if the tiles are glued crookedly or spaced unevenly, it will not be aesthetically pleasing. We all want our floors or backsplash tiles to make the rooms look better, not worse! Also, improperly installed tile is prone to cracking and can even become a tripping hazard. It’s not just gluing the tiles perfectly, though. The grouting process is just as important! Using the wrong kind of grout (a bonding material that goes into the spaces between tiles) can be just as detrimental as gluing the tile incorrectly would be. If you choose a grout that is too coarse or not coarse enough, or if you pick the wrong kind, it’s a recipe for disaster. So, what is the easy (and best) solution to installing that new ceramic tile flooring in your Palm Bay kitchen? Call Island Tile & Marble of Melbourne, FL! Our professional team can have the installation process done quickly, efficiently, and correctly so you don’t have to worry about wonky-looking tiles or cracking grout in your Viera bathroom. But, if you do choose to install your porcelain tile floor or wall surface yourself, here is a breakdown of some of the main types of grout so you know which one to use.

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DIY Ways to Beautify Your Home: Wood Burnt Signs

DIY Ways to Beautify Your Home: Wood Burnt Signs

Island Tile and Marble has been helping the people of Brevard County beautify their homes for over 30 years. We carry beautiful floor and wall surfaces that will transform any room, patio, or commercial building into something straight out of an interior design magazine. There are other ways you can beautify your home yourself if you aren’t in the market for a new porcelain tile floor, though! With the new year here, we thought it would be fun to give our readers ideas for some DIY home improvement and décor projects! For our first installment, we’ll go over how to make your very own rustic burnt wood art to add a personalized touch to your home.

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How to Keep Carpet Looking and Smelling Great

How to Keep Carpet Looking and Smelling Great

People who have carpet or rugs in their home can attest that, while they are pleasantly soft, it’s very hard to keep them clean (especially if they’re a light color). Since carpet is so absorbent, it’s not easy to keep dirt, stains, and smells out of it. Harder surfaces like porcelain tile require less maintenance and are easier to clean, but a pretty rug is always nice since it adds a decorative touch to a room! At Island Tile, we specialize in – you guessed it – tile! But, since many people in Brevard County do have carpeted rooms and rugs, we want to take some time to talk about keeping your carpet or rug clean and smelling fresh! Read on for some DIY natural ways to achieve this.

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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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