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By: Southwest Tile  09-12-2011
Keywords: Floor, Natural Stone, Walls

ALL PHASES OF TILE & NATURAL STONE

WE DO IT ALL, FROM THE SMALLEST         
  REPAIR TO COMPLETE REMODELS

SERVICES WE OFFER

SPECIALIZING IN - TUBS, SHOWERS,
FLOORS, COUNTERTOPS & BACK
SPLASHES, WALLS, PORCHES, ECT.
WE ALSO OFFER TILE & GROUT CLEANING
AND SEALING. ALSO NATURAL STONE
RESTORATION, POLISHING, AND SEALING.

FLOOR TILE INSTALLATION
WHEN IT COMES TIME TO MAKE YOUR TILE SELECTION,THERES
A FEW THINGS YOU NEED
TO CONSIDER. FIRST OF ALL, YOU NEED TO DECIDE WHICH
ROOMS YOU WANT THE TILE TO BE IN.(KITCHEN, DINNING
ROOM, FOYER, LIVING ROOM, HALLWAYS, BATHROOMS, ECT.)
AND IF YOU WANT ALL THE FLOORS TO FLOW TOGETHER' OR
BE BROKEN UP WITH BORDERS OR DIFFERENT FLOORING ALL
TOGETHER. THEN YOU NEED TO DECIDE ON THE COLOR AND
TEXTURE OF THE FLOOR  TILE OR NATURAL STONE YOU
WOULD LIKE TO HAVE INSTALLED. THEN YOU NEED TO DECIDE
WHAT PATTERN TO HAVE INSTALLED. YOU HAVE A LOT OF
OPTIONS SUCH AS STRAIT LAY, DIAGONAL,MULTI PIECE
PATTERNS, BORDER OUTLINES, INLAYS, ECT. THEN YOU NEED
TO SELECT YOUR GROUT COLOR. IF YOU MATCH THE GROUT
WITH THE TILE YOUR FLOOR WILL FLOW TOGETHER. IF YOU
USE GROUT THAT IS A CONTRAST, YOU WILL NOTICE THE
GROUT JOINTS AND EACH TILE MORE THAN IF IT WAS A
MATCHING GROUT. IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR PREFERENCE.
ALSO IF YOU HAVE A MULTI COLOR TILE THEN THE GROUT YOU
SELECT WILL BRING OUT THAT COLOR IN THE TILE. ITS ALSO A
GOOD IDEA TO SEAL THE GROUT WITH A PENETRATING
SEALER, TO HELP KEEP THE GROUT FROM BEING STAINED OR
DISCOLORING. WHEN TILE IS INSTALLED RIGHT, IT SHOULD
LAST UNTIL YOUR TIRED OF IT. THATS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE
YOUR TIME IN SELECTING THE TILE THATS BEST FOR YOU.
TAKE SAMPLES OF TILE HOME TO SEE HOW IT LOOKS IN YOUR
HOME, UNDER YOUR LIGHTING AND WALL COLORS ECT.

SHOWER & BATH TILE INSTALLATION WHEN IT COMES TO SHOWER & BATH TILE INSTALLATION
THERE IS A LOT YOU SHOULD KNOW. WHEN INSTALLING TUB &
SHOWER TILE YOU SHOULD USE HARDIE BOARD OR
DURAROCK FOR THE TILE BACKING.(THE MATERIAL THAT THE
TILE IS GLUED TO) YOU CAN CHOOSE A STANDARD 4X4 WALL
TILE OR PRETTY MUCH ANY TILE ON THE WALLS THAT HAS A
BULLNOSE FOR IT. THE SHOWER FLOOR TILE NEEDS TO BE 6X6
OR SMALLER SO YOU DON'T SLIP ON IT. YOUR INSTALLER
SHOULD BE ABLE ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE
PAN, DRAIN, BENCHES, RECESSED SHELVES, CURBS, ECT. THE
BATH FLOOR TILE SHOULD HAVE A ROUGH TEXTURE,TO HELP
AVOID SLIPPING WHEN LEAVING THE WET AREAS. YOU CAN
ALWAYS PUT A RUG THERE TO GET THE SAME RESULTS. IT'S
ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO REPLACE THE TUB/SHOWER VALES
WHEN REMODELING. THAT WAY THE VALES ARE ALREADY
EXPOSED FOR THE PLUMBERS.
WALL TILE INSTALLATION YOU CAN INSTALL TILE ON THE WALLS FOR AN UPDATED
LOOK. ONE WAY IS TO INSTALL IT ON YOUR BATHROOM
WALLS FROM THE FLOOR TO THE CEILING. THAT WILL ALLOW
YOU HAVE AN UPDATED LOOK AND NEVER HAVE TO PAINT
AGAIN YOU CAN PUT INLAYS, MOSAICS, PICTURES ON TILES,
ECT. YOU CAN ALSO DO THIS IN KITCHENS FOR THE SAME
EFFECT.
COUNTERTOPS & BACKSPLASHES WHEN IT COMES TO COUNTERTOPS & BACKSPLASHES, YOU
SHOULD ALWAYS USE HARDIE BOARD OR DURAROCK FOR THE
BACKING FOR THE TILE. THIS WILL INSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE
BOND. YOU CAN INSTALL TILE, GRANITE, MARBLE, ECT. THE
SAME PRINCIPALS APPLY  AS FLOOR AND WALL INSTALLATION.

Keywords: Bath Tile Installation, countertops, Floor, Grout, Natural Stone, shower, Walls,