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Facts to Know About Manufactured and Custom Tile Shower Bases

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, May 10, 2016

If you’re planning to add a walk-in shower to your home selecting a shower base or pan is one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Tile

Slip-Resistant Bathroom Flooring and Shower Base Options

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Feb 23, 2016

If you are planning to remodel a bathroom it is important to carefully consider flooring and shower base product options for both safety and function. Slips and falls are the leading cause of injuries at home and often occur in a bathroom.

While no floor or shower base is “slip-proof,” floors and shower bases with texture can be “slip-resistant.” There are many slip-resistant products available for floors and shower interiors in a variety of textures, colors and surfaces including luxury vinyl flooring, solid surface bases and tile. Check the manufacturer’s product information to determine if it is slip-resistant.

Here are three options for slip-resistant bathroom flooring and three options for slip-resistant shower bases:

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Topics: Bathrooms, Tile, Flooring

New Trends in Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Sep 8, 2015

We’ve often talked about backsplash tile as a focal point in a kitchen. It is one of the most important design elements in a kitchen remodeling project. That’s why it’s important to work with designers who have extensive expertise in creating backsplash designs and are knowledgeable about the latest products and trends.

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Topics: Kitchens, Tile

4 Things to Know About Kitchen Tile Design and Installation

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Tile is one of the most important design elements in a kitchen remodeling project because of its function and the aesthetic appeal it gives to the room. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, here are four things to know about selecting and installing tile:

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Tile

6 Design Ideas for Bathroom Wall and Floor Tile

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Tile design is likely on your checklist of decisions you need to make if you are planning to remodel a bathroom. There are many patterns, materials, shapes and an endless array of colors that you can use. Here are six design ideas for bathroom wall and floor tile from remodeling projects we’ve worked on for Central New York homeowners.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Tile

Kitchen Backsplash Tile: 5 Layout and Design Options

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Oct 8, 2013

Kitchen backsplash tile is an essential element in the design of any kitchen. Its function is to provide a surface for water and cooking spatters that can be cleaned easily.  A tile backsplash is often a focal point in a kitchen that adds aesthetic appeal to the room

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Tile

4 Great Tips for Selecting and Installing Bathroom Tile

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Tile is essential in every bathroom. In a room where hygiene is important, tile is the perfect wall and floor surface because of its resistance to humidity and water and it is easy to clean.  

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Topics: Bathrooms, Tile

3 Simple Tips for Creating a Stunning Kitchen Backsplash Design

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 14, 2012

Tile backsplashes are often a focal point in a kitchen. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen you will find a range of tiles in various shapes, sizes, colors, finishes and materials including stone, glass, porcelain, marble, ceramic and terra cotta.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Tile

5 Facts You Should Know Before Shopping for Ceramic Tile

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 13, 2011

There are many ceramic tile products on the market that will add texture, color, interest and even a bit of “sparkle” to your home. Most homes have ceramic tile installed in kitchens, bathrooms or floors. When we shop for tile we usually look for color and style but we may overlook the functional uses.

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Tile, Flooring

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