ProSource | 9/9/2015 | Product Information
When is floor tile not for the floor? When it – in the form of glass tile – is adhered to a wall as a backsplash or a wall covering. Not that tile isn’t a great choice as a floorcovering, but it just goes to show how versatile tile can be.
The popular tiles are ceramic, porcelain and stone, all of which come in huge varieties. ProSource Wholesale® offers hundreds of options for each.
They can add a touch of elegance to any room and – as any realtor can tell you – really add value to a home since, from a design standpoint, it's virtually timeless. Plus, it’s durable and easy to maintain, which makes tile an ideal flooring if you have kids and/or pets.
In the last few years, it seems such fine tiles have been used mostly to dress up a kitchen or a bathroom. But no matter which room you decide to install tile, you can bet you'll see a return on investment.
When it comes to using tiles as a wall covering or backsplash, glass tile, ceramic tile or decorative tile all offer a wonderful opportunity for the ultimate in creativity. Try mixing glass with ceramic; or insert a single decorative tile amidst a very basic wall covering. An idea-swapping chat with a ProSource expert may produce the most creative ideas of all.
To keep tile as clean as possible, daily sweeping would be ideal. Always sweep before mopping with warm water or a light detergent. And be sure to dry with a clean dry mop to prevent dirt from accumulating and staining the grout.
Speaking of stains, it's safe to use a disinfectant on spills, but go easy to prevent degrading the tile permanently. For periodic deep cleaning (monthly is recommended), mix half of a cup of vinegar with a gallon of warm water and mop. And be sure to finish off with a water-detergent solution to cover up the vinegar aroma.
Note: Do not use vinegar on marble tile; instead, use a light non-detergent liquid soap mixture or specially designated marble cleaner.
Whether you're installing tile on the floor or on the wall, be careful – it's tricky. It’s always best to use a trade professional, which you can find through your local ProSource showroom. In the end, you'll be glad you did.
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