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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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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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Creative Summertime Crafts Using Tile: Part 2

Creative Summertime Crafts Using Tile

With the approach of summer break, children and teenagers alike will have time to enjoy away from school, homework, and studying. While they might enjoy all the extra time on their hands for a while, inevitably, most parents know they will hear “There’s nothing to do, I’m so bored!” from their kids at some point this summer. At Island Tile in Melbourne, FL, we’re here to the rescue with some fun summer activities to entertain bored kids (and bored adults!). In our previous blog, we went over a couple fun summertime crafts involving tile that people of all ages can enjoy. We’d like to continue this trend, and we hope these craft ideas come in handy this time of year!

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