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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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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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Grouting 101: The Process

In our last blog, we went over the preliminary steps on how to grout tile for your DIY tile installation project. Before you get started applying the grout, you’ll need to choose the color you’d like your grout to be, know what type of grout you need to purchase and purchase the correct sealant to protect the grout once it dries. Now, let’s move on to the process of applying the grout so you can finish your project!

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Creative Summertime Crafts Using Tile: Part 1

Creative Summertime Crafts Using Tile: Part 1

Summer break is upon us in Brevard County, and students are ready for it! Kids of all ages from Palm Bay to Melbourne, FL and beyond have been dreaming of what they’ll do over break. Perhaps they’re imagining lazy days spent at the beach, or maybe they can’t wait for a trip to Disney World. While summer break is a wonderful time of year for children and teens, for adults (especially ones with full-time jobs) summer break is no break at all! It means entertaining the kids and making sure they’re looked after if they’re too young to be trusted on their own.

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