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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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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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Transform Your Outdoor Space

Transform Your Outdoor Space

If you have a patio, deck or porch that needs some TLC, where do you start? Whether your space is completely outdoors or enclosed, it can be a wonderful spot to spend your time. Imagine relaxing on your beautiful porch with a cup of coffee and a good book or having a cocktail with friends on your inviting patio. Sounds great, right? Well, not so much if your outdoor hangout space is lackluster, in need of a good cleaning, or just dull. But don’t fear! There are easy ways to spruce up your space, so you actually want to spend time there. After all, why waste the living space in and around your home? Read on for tips on how to transform your outdoor space into a haven.

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Choosing the Perfect Bathroom Backsplash

Choosing the Perfect Bathroom Backsplash

Is your bathroom boring? Tired of looking at the stark white wall while you’re showering? Why not give it a pop of color by adding a backsplash to your Melbourne, FL bathroom? This is a creative way to enhance the look of the room without completely renovating, which can be costly. There are so many different types of backsplash tiles to choose from, and at Island Tile, this is an area we specialize in! Read on for some tips to consider when shopping for the perfect backsplash.

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Hardwood Versus Wood Look Tile: The Pros and Cons

Hardwood Versus Wood Look Tile

When you’re considering flooring options for your home, it’s important to spend some time deciding what style and material you want. There are many different types of floor surfaces, and certain flooring materials that are great for a bedroom might not be ideal for a bathroom (can you imagine a carpeted bathroom? Yuck!). Once you’ve narrowed down the vast selection of flooring options, from marble to natural stones to wood, let’s say you’ve decided you love the look of wood. But, do you want to go with natural hardwood, or have you considered wood look tile instead? In our previous blog, we touched on some of the benefits of wood look tile versus real wood. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the subject and weigh the pros and cons of wood look tile versus hardwood flooring.

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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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The History of Island Tile

Island Tile & Marble, LLC

Island Tile has been proudly serving Brevard County, FL and beyond for 34 years, beautifying one home at a time. Our wide range of tile selection, from ceramic tile to marble tile and everything in between, provides our customers with an abundance of options for their homes. Looking for a rustic wood floor for your Melbourne, FL living room? Check out our wood look tile, a versatile and inexpensive alternative to actual wood. Want to add some vibrancy to your Palm Bay kitchen? Our backsplash tile can do just that! But, before we dive into the amazing products we carry, we want to let you know a little about our background and how Island Tile came to be Central Florida’s leading distributor and installer of top quality tiles from all over the world.

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