You’ve decided that tile is a flooring solution for the way you live, and we’ve created this guide to help you. It’s all about explaining the things you need to know before your new tile floor or wall is installed. So read on, smart shopper!
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Tiling is one of the more creative and fun parts of designing your house. There are so many options to consider when deciding where to use tile, and how to layout your design. With such a wide variety of tiles to choose from, not to mention the unlimited variations of patterns available, you can really show off your creativity. We carry just about every tile material you can think of, from the more standard choices of porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal, and natural stone, to the more exotic choices, like leather, wood clay, resin, mother of pearl, fossils, and concrete.
They have been around for a long time! The Greeks and Romans used them to depict their deities, nowadays we mostly use them for adding accents to kitchens and bathrooms. With so many material, size and shape options available at Renocon, you can truly make your space one of a kind.
Big tiles can make your space look bigger! Especially when you install them in a small bathroom. Why? For one thing, smaller tiles create a multiplicity of grout lines. Grout lines, when added up, begin to feel grid-like and boxy. Larger tiles, though, have fewer grout lines, and create a visually bigger space! However smaller tiles can add detail and beauty to your space if applied properly. Especially when used as accents along side bigger tiles.
Often selecting the grout that will divide and frame the tiles is a neglected afterthought. Not at Renocon! Grout deserves more attention than most care to give it. The color of the grout can drastically change the look of any tiled space. We usually recommend matching the grout and tile color. This way the grout lines become less pronounced and the tile itself is accentuated.
Unfortunately no subfloor is perfectly level. Good news is, it doesn’t have to be perfect! It just needs to fall within a certain tolerance. Dips and mounds are very common in condos as well as settled homes. It’s just a reality the industry deals with. We remedy these dips via leveling compound, and the mounds by grinding them down. It’s something that most homeowners don’t take into account when they are budgeting their renovation.
Tile installation is more of an art than anything else. It can often be tricky, depending on the complexity of the project. If you’re using different size tiles with different depths, it takes a trained eye and a steady hand to apply the perfect amount of thinset to get the tiles completely flush. Noting Renocon hasn’t done before! You’re in good hands.