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With over 23 years of experience, we know the needs of our clients. More importantly, you need an honest contractor you can trust. We offer affordable start-to-finish solutions customized to your taste. Whether installing ceramic, porcelain, marble, or travertine, your flooring project will include the highest quality ingredients during the installation process to ensure durability. We handle any necessary permits and follow through with your city’s guidelines to ensure your project meets the standards to pass your permit.
Flooring is a major component to complement any kitchen, bath, or patio remodel. We offer design services to ensure your project exceeds the style and standards that you expect. Rolando, our flooring contractor specialist, will guide you in choosing the right type of tile or stone for your project so you can personalize the space of your dreams!
Porcelain, rectified porcelain, and porcelain planks are very durable and low maintenance and a popular choice today. Rectified porcelain offers a seamless grout look so that your floors appear like one large tile. It is available in matte and glossy and has many styles with an overall modern look. No home owner likes grout lines. Grout lines, however are important to keep tiles straight and prevent tiles from rubbing against each other. With porcelain, it is required to have a 1/16 to 1/8 inch gap between tiles for expansion and contraction. Porcelain tiles have easy maintenance.
Marble makes an elegant statement in any home. It is highly durable but needs annual maintenance. It has a very classy look and adds major value to your home. Marble is a nature-formed stone so the look is not uniform but will add character and Old and New World charm. In dry interior areas, it can be installed without grout lines.
Travertine, like marble, is a natural stone formed around mineral spring deposits. It is very popular with a French pattern and commonly seen around modernized pool decks. It also offers an Old World look in the interior space. It is available in tans, beiges, grays and speckled off-white hues. On exterior travertine, there is a possibility of a weathering effect which gives the travertine an aged character similar to ancient architecture. Being a natural stone makes travertine more resistant to damage and blemishes and can last centuries. You can prevent weathering with a periodic application of a stone-sealing agent. The frequency and amount of sealer depends on weather conditions and traffic.
Glazed Ceramic tiles are very durable, stain-proof, and waterproof. They are naturally resistant to high humidity conditions, making them perfect for bathrooms. Unglazed ceramic tiles, such as the Mexican Saltillo tile, needs to be sealed periodically to protect their surfaces from liquids and stains. Ceramic tiles are very difficult to crack but simple to replace. They have easy maintenance.
The top three most popular installations include exterior porcelain, travertine, and french pattern. French pattern is a geometrical layout that involves five tile sizes and once installed appears flawless and easy on the eyes. This pattern is used on travertine tiles. For pool coping, travertine is most popular. We ensure a slip proof installation with the proper sealant and coagulant.
Kitchen backsplash tile does more than protect walls from spills and splatters. Designers use this small space to surpass the ordinary into extraordinary. There are endless options and a wide array of eye-catching materials like glass, wood, metals and stone that make backsplash the focal point of today’s kitchens. The attention to detail of the backsplash can add to your kitchen’s final touch and add major value to your home.
Glass tile is stylish and sleek and best used as a decorative accent or in backsplashes. It can be very beautiful but expensive to install due to the wearing out of cutting blades during the installation requiring multiple cutting blades for the same job. This means a higher cost per square foot of installation. It also scratches easily. It has easy maintenance and is best for walls and low traffic areas.
Options include regular laminate, waterproof laminate, luxury vinyl flooring (LVP), or bamboo. The pro is the speed of installation and the wood look at fraction of the price of porcelain wood plank or wood installation. The con is that laminate is highly susceptible to water damage and scratches easily. It is recommended for living areas and bedrooms but not kitchens or bathrooms. It is also not pet-friendly.
It is necessary to clean tile grout professionally every five to ten years or more frequently with higher traffic. The cleaning helps maintain the appearance, integrity of the installation, and durability of the tile and grout. Like flossing, grout cleaning will prevent decay and unnecessary damage to the subfloor. Price ranges at $1.00-$1.25 per sq ft.
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