Archive for Home Renovation

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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Natural Alternatives to Floor Cleaners

Natural Alternative to Floor Cleaner

“It’s cleaning time again, yay!” Said no one ever. Although cleaning your home isn’t necessarily fun for most, it’s just something that has to be done. Living in Florida, especially if you’re in one of the beach towns along the Space Coast, you’re bound to track in sand and dirt when you enter your home. Mats by the door will help but sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping are still essential to keeping your home tidy. But, did you know that many store-bought floor cleaning products are chocked full of chemicals that can be potentially hazardous to you and your family’s health?

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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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Consider Color When Renovating Your Home

Consider Color When Renovating Your Home

Remember being asked “what’s your favorite color?” back when you were a child? Maybe it was blue, maybe yellow, or perhaps you just liked them all! Even as adults many of us prefer certain colors over others. Have you ever wondered why this is? Well, the answer will vary from person to person, but oftentimes it’s because of the emotion that color evokes. It’s a generally accepted concept that different colors can affect our moods. In fact, there are even studies that suggest colored light can treat physical ailments! Color indeed plays a significant role in many aspects of life, including the colors you choose to paint the walls of your homes. At Island Tile, we’re no strangers to home renovations. We love helping the people of Brevard County beautify their homes, from Palm Bay to Viera and beyond. That’s why we thought we’d give you some pointers on picking the perfect colors to fit the mood you’re going for. Read on to find out what hues are associated with what emotions.

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Making a Mosaic Tabletop with Tile: Part 1

Mosaic Tabletop

If you’re a fan of DIY home improvement projects, making a mosaic can be a fun and rewarding undertaking that will let you tap into your artistic side. At Island Tile, Melbourne, FL’s top tile distributor, we thought our readers might enjoy learning how to spruce up their furniture using, you guessed it, tile! Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to easily make a mosaic tabletop.

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Renovating Your Home the Smart Way

Renovating Your Home the Smart Way

So, you’ve decided to make some home improvements. Perhaps you’re considering putting your home on the market and want to increase its value, or maybe it’s simply time for an upgrade. Whatever your reasons, renovating your home is a fantastic idea…if you do it right. Once you’ve made the decision to renovate your home, floor material choice, paint color, furniture, and much more all come into play. It can be easy to go over budget if you’re not careful. Things like a bad paint job, hastily purchased appliances, or deciding on a floor surface that you end up hating can, and will, lead to overspending in a heartbeat. That’s why it’s so important to plan everything before you begin buying furniture and ripping up your old carpet. Plan? Design? Decisions, decisions…Don’t despair, that’s where we come in.

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