When working with concrete, hydrostatic pressure plays a big role. But what is it and why is it so important to factor in? Hydrostatic pressure (water=hydro, static=resting) is the level of pressure that standing water creates. This pressure can press onto the walls of its container, whatever that may be. Concrete, although it seems very […]
What is Red Body Tile?
Thinking about flooring and wondering about red body tile? There’s no doubt that ceramic tiles in home and business construction leads to a beautiful and durable look that can last for many years. But when it comes to knowing the details about quality, manufacturing processes and more, sometimes customers, installers and even contractors may not know […]
The Difference Between Marble and Stone Floors
Do you know the difference between marble and stone flooring? As business owners and home owners look for ways to make their spaces more beautiful, yet want something durable and easy to care for, they are turning to solid surface flooring. Products like marble and stone floors are growing in popularity, and the installation business […]
What Is Porcelain Tile?
Used for floors, walls, counter tops and more, porcelain tile is a beautiful and stylish way to enhance any residential or business space. Porcelain tiles are ideal for many situations and make a long-lasting surface covering that resists moisture, wear and tear and even temperature extremes. Many people might think that all tile is the […]
Deflection Causes Ceramic Tile to Loosen or Crack
Ceramic tile is durable and comes in a range of sizes, colors and styles. There are few places where ceramic tile is not ideal, because it works well on floors, walls and counters. One of the biggest causes of why ceramic tile might crack is deflection, or bounciness, in the sub floor. Ceramic tile can […]
Substrates for Ceramic Tile Installation
Every installer knows that flooring surface material is only as good as the substrates. Ceramic tile can be placed in a number of different locations for many different uses. All types of tile need a good substrate or base on which to adhere. However, flooring installers need to know about the different types of substrates […]
White Body Tile: What Is It?
White body tile describes a type of tile that is durable and beautiful. It is usually used for bathroom floors and interior walls. Learning more about white body tiles can help flooring installers and contractors inform their customers about whether it’s a good idea for their space, especially when compared to ceramic tile and porcelain […]
Joist Spacing on Hard Surface Floors
When flooring installers have the chance to install a hard surface floor, they know that the finished product will only be as good as the sub floor. Joists are a critical part of the sub floor and are a big factor in determining how the flooring surface will be supported throughout the life of the […]
What are the Four Classified Groups of Marble/Stone products?
What are the four classified groups of marble/stone products? When it comes to hard surface flooring, there are so many options that it may be hard for clients to decide. When they are struggling to figure out which one is best for their home or business, flooring contractors can provide some helpful advice. Looking at […]
Laying Tile in Rooms That Are Not Square
Laying out tile is definitely a skill that flooring installers need to learn. Once of the most frustrating aspects of a tile job occurs when a room is not square. This can create a number of issues with tile placement that can really affect the appearance of the final product. While it would be ideal […]