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Kitchen Backsplash Tile Installation

Kitchen Back-splash Tile Installation.

Why settle for ordinary when you can create a striking look with back splash tile? A tiled kitchen back-splash is a great addition to any home.  It is functional, decorative and a personality piece that can serve as the kitchen’s focal point.  Its installation is an opportunity to be creative.

Are You Considering a Ceramic Tiled Kitchen Backsplash?
Ceramic Tiled Kitchen Backsplash & Countertop.

As it is the focal point of many homes, even the most cost-conscious homeowner may decide to add a stylish touch to their kitchen. If you’re in the process of designing a kitchen or bathroom, consider the versatility and elegance backsplash tile has to offer. A tiled backsplash will protect kitchen walls from moisture and  reduce mold, mildew and bacteria formations.  All tile materials are heat resistant and would function well behind the stove.

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St. Lucie Contractor vs Dengue Mosquito

Port Saint Lucie Dengue Mosquitoes – Morphing from Pest to Danger.

As a Port Saint Lucie contractor who often works in homes open to the outdoors, I have become something of an expert on the behavior of  St. Lucie County mosquitoes. Port Saint Lucie contractor vs Port St. Lucie's Dengue Mosquitoes. Morphing from Pest to Danger. 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.

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Port St. Lucie Construction

Port St. Lucie Construction On the Rise.

Typically a mainstay of the Florida economy, construction has remains sluggish until recently.

 Port St. Lucie Construction
Port St. Lucie Construction

The slow housing market was  the main culprit, but that market is changing.  With the country still emerging from the worst economic crisis in decades, South and South Central Florida, including the Treasure Coast community of Port St. Lucie, may have finally turned the corner, as Port St. Lucie construction is on the rise.

According the the New York based research firm McGraw Hill, contracts for future construction in South Florida rose 38 percent in July of 2013 to $597.3 million from $431.3 million a year earlier.

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Florida Floor Tiler’s Labor Day

labor-dayLabor Day for a Florida Floor Tiler.

Labor Day, the first Monday of September, has about as much significance for the majority of working Americans as ground hog day. If you are a floor tiler in Florida and working this day, consider yourself lucky. The original intent of the official holiday was, according to mythology, to recognize the accomplishments of the American worker.

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Bathroom Remodeling – Port St. Lucie Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Remodeling & Renovation.

Custom bathroom tub surround Installation using ceramic tile.
Custom Bathroom Tub Surround Installation Using Ceramic Tile.

The bathroom, the most remodeled room in Port St Lucie homes, is a private place that should suit your needs. It is also the most expensive room in the house to renovate. That said, research has shown that bathroom remodeling is highly cost effective, as it increases a home’s value more per dollar spent than any other home renovation project. Often, a bathroom remodeling project is started more from necessity than simply a desire to increase a home’s value or charm. When something breaks or deteriorates in the bathroom, it must be fixed. Because a bathroom is wet and humid, it is a breeding ground for mold and wood damage. If mold or wood damage is part of the problem, there is no option but to fix it. That fix is ofter not quick and simple.

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Tile Installation Conflict | Tile Setter vs Trim Carpenter

Residential construction work scheduling practices, when implemented poorly,  produce less that optimum results and a tile installation conflict between craftsmen.  It is typical for general contractors in Port St. Lucie to have  trim carpenters scheduled to finish their work before tile setters start floor tile installation.  That practice is problematic.

Tile Installation Conflict - Rectified tile flooring.
Marble Tile Installation.

Although there are reasons for such schedules, the practice often results in increased work and aggravation for tile setters and produces floor tile installations less than perfect.  From the tile setter’s point of view, this is an old argument that rears its ugly head too frequently.

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Floor Tile Removal, Port St. Lucie Flooring Removal

Floor Tile Removal Lesson Learned.

Floor Tile Removal & Installation by Boyer Tile

With 10+ years experience in floor tile removal and installation in St. Lucie County and the city of Port St. Lucie, I have removed thousands of square feet and literally tons of tile each year. Because floor tile removal is often the first step in the process of creating an expertly crafted installation, I have learned that it is imperative it be done right. That fact has to be recognized by the potential DIYer.

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Installing Ceramic Tile – FAQs

Installing Ceramic Tile – FAQs.

When installing tile over newly poured concrete, how long should I wait before installing ceramic tile?
The industry standard is 28 days between concrete pouring and installing ceramic tile. Increasingly tighter timelines make it difficult to adhere to that schedule, so alternate solution are being employed.Tile setter at work installing ceramic tile.

One successful system consists of a liquid membrane, with crack-isolation properties, that can be applied over concrete that is just three days old. The membrane is followed by a quick-setting mortar that allows tile or stone to be installed the same day.

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Tile Installation – Setting Tile Craftsmanship Standards

Searching for a Professional, Affordable  Tile installation Service?

You’ve come to the right place!  If your looking for a tile installation with permanence and artistry, look no further. you have found a tile setter who is passionate about my craft.   When considering tile installation for your home, the issue should never be who is cheapest, but rather who is best.

Tile Installation - Setting Tile Craftsmanship Standards

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Bathroom Surfacing Selection | Tile

Bathroom Floor Surfacing Selection.

Ceramic tiled tub surround and wallsWhen considering bathroom floor  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.