Rising home prices are an incentive for current homeowners to invest in their homes by upgrading to stone countertops and bathroom flooring. A growing number of these home owners are making renovation choices that can lower their utility bills, while being eco-friendly in the process. Luckily, there are a wealth of “green” options on the market that are tailor-made for the bathroom, one of the most high-traffic areas in most households.
As a long time Port St. Lucie tile contractor, most of my tiling work has been setting ceramic tile, with porcelain tile being set to a lesser degree. That trend has changed and porcelain is now the most popular tile. I believe that popularity is based upon the perception that porcelain is a higher quality tile when compared to ceramic tile. That perception is basically wrong. Ceramic vs. porcelain tile in Port St. Lucie’s homes is a contest for respectability; Ceramic tile gets short changed.
Treasure Coast Dengue Mosquitoes – Morphed from Pest to Danger.
As a Vero Beach tile contractor who often works in homes open to the outdoors, I have become something of an expert on the behavior of Treasure Coast mosquitoes. I recently read an article written by an authority on Dengue Fever describing the behavior of the mosquitoes that carries that disease. They are the same gals that I have to deal with regularly. These mosquitoes are really smart and fast. They hide from the light, tend to hit still targets, and attack and bite quickly and then go back to hiding.
When considering bathroom floor tile and wall surfacing, ceramic or porcelain tile is the obvious best choice. It is simply a no-brainer. The only characteristic of tile I have ever heard mentioned as a reason to avoid it is that it is “cold.” Well, here on Florida’s Treasure Coast, that characteristic is most appreciated.
Tile is an appropriate material for every surface in a bathroom. Whether it’s for dry floor areas, shower floors and walls, tub surrounds, or wainscot, you can’t go wrong with tile.
When the bathroom is ready for an update, look to the year’s trends to define your style. When you’re ready to start designing a bathroom that’s perfect for you, take a look at both cutting-edge and traditional tiles for your bathroom remodel.
Bathroom Tile Ideas.
You can’t go wrong with the classics. For instance, consider a favorites like white subway tile and white marble. Transitional tile has a lot of classic elements but a twist in the details makes a difference. Try longer, larger tiles in combination with more traditional shapes for a transitional update.
Or, turn to something fresh and new like grey stone tile or a glazed ceramic in any number of shades of grey. The demand for these shades in tile is huge so the selection is better than ever.
Textured Tile are the hot trend in home surfacing in 2016.
With the introduction of new production technologies developed in 2015 in Europe, textured tile has come a long way. New production technologies are blending artisan technique with ink jet printing technology to provide looks never before achieved. Tile trends in 2016 are now being dominated by shapes and textures.
Retailers are now stocking an assortment of textures, helping consumers transform their walls into design features. Waves, geometric patterns and floral motifs are all now readily available, each offering retailers and consumers a different look and feel.
In March of 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the final silica dust rules for silica dust exposure on construction sites. The rules take effect on June 23, 2016 and construction employers have until June 23, 2017 to comply.
The selection of a flooring material for today’s kitchen is complicated by how one defines and occupies that living space. Kitchen functionality and design is ever evolving based on today’s busy and varied lifestyles. In homes where food preparation is still the most important function of the kitchen, tile floors are a great choice. But, a problem with kitchen floor tile selection does exist. There are just so many design and material choices available. 🙂
A well thought out décor scheme should incorporate an equally inspiring tile floor styling design scheme.
Developing such a floor design is really not a complex, time consuming process. By adding simple features or laying patterns your tile floor can quickly become a striking asset. You can create a floor that is as unique as your style.
Experience is a cruel teacher, but beyond reproach.
If you’ve been in the tile contracting trade for any length of time you have got to have become a defensive pessimist, or you have not been paying attention. A tile contractor’s motto must be “Be Prepared.”