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Tile Ideas for Upgrading Your Outdoor Space

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Your home’s outdoor spaces can be a sanctuary for your family and a great place to entertain friends. Tiles are an attractive and durable option for enhancing your backyard, pool, or patio space. If you’d like to transform your outdoor space but aren’t quite sure how, here are some design ideas.

Terra Cotta Tile Patio
Unglazed terra cotta or quarry tiles are a great non-slip surface for outdoor areas like patios and walkways. They have a nice natural look which complements most styles of home exterior. A variety of earth tone colors are available.

Glass Tile or Tumbled Stone Mosaics
Mosaics are a beautiful art form, and can be incorporated onto almost any surface. Glass tiles reflect light, enhancing your outdoor space. Tumbled stone has a unique earthy look, and can create a more subtle effect. Mosaics can be created using a variety of looks, varying from geometric to abstract to figurative.

Metal Tile Accents
Metal tiles are available in a variety of looks. Rustic and heavily decorative metal tiles often make nice accents when paired with tumbled or antique stone. Other finishes can add industrial or contemporary touches to your tile work.

Tiling Around Your Pool and Spa
Tile holds up well when wet, and can be used in beautiful decorative ways around your pool and spa. Installing glass tile is a beautiful way to enhance the sparkle of your pool’s water, while a more matte tile can create a rustic look. Check out galleries of historic tiled pools online for inspiration.

For more design ideas, talk to the experts at Tile Fantastic in San Jose. Our showroom features a variety of creative tile designs. We offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor tile solutions, including ceramic, porcelain, stone, metal, and glass tiles. Give us a call for more information at (408) 371-6247!

Looking to Redecorate?

Tile Fantastic is a ceramic, tile and stone distributor. They handle a cross section of products that are unique and very high quality. We want to provide our customers with the most specialty brands, latest trends and newest materials. The personal service at Tile Fantastic is what keeps their valued customers coming back. Each employee has a design background, so they are able to assist you every step of the way.  Choosing tile to redecorate or add to your new home is not a process that should be left up to you; leave it to the experts at Tile Fantastic to walk you through the process of putting together a whole project! 

For more information about Tile Fantastic call us today at (408) 371-6247 or visit us online! 

Learn More About Enhancing Your Home With Tile

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Do you have questions about caring for your newly installed tile? Explore the following links to learn more about tile installation and how you can maintain your new flooring.

  • If you recently installed ceramic tile in your home, keep in mind these tile cleaning tips.
  • This Old House teaches you everything you need to know about grouting tile and giving your flooring a pristine finish.
  • Get answers to your questions about ceramic tiles with help from House Beautiful magazine.
  • When choosing tile for your home, use this tile flooring guide to choose between ceramic, stone, and mosaic tiles.
  • Remember this tile maintenance advice when caring for your new ceramic floors.

To begin your home’s tile installation, call Tile Fantastic at (408) 371-6247.

How to Seal Grout

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After your tile floor is professionally installed, sealing your grout is necessary to protect against dirt, stains, and other damage. Consult Tile Fantastic about sealing your grout and try the following tips.

  • Choose Your Grout
    After choosing your tile, you need to decide what type of grout is best for your flooring. Grout doesn’t have to be a boring brown or grey; in fact, you’ll find grout in just about any color to match your new ceramic, porcelain, or glass tile. Remember that grout is porous and prone to staining, so light-colored grout may not be the ideal choice. Your tile installation experts may recommend stain-proof grout to keep your grout and tile from becoming soiled by accidental spills. The professionals have many different types of grout at their disposal, including cement- and epoxy-based varieties.
  • Clean Your Tiles
    If your new tile floor was recently installed, you will have to wait about 30 days to allow the grout to fully cure before it can be sealed. If you wish to seal the grout of your existing tile, you need to thoroughly clean the grout before applying any sealant. If you apply sealant to dirty grout, the stain will be protected by the new seal and will not be cleanable. Use a mild cleaning solution and a scrub brush to remove the smaller particles on your tile floors. As you clean and scrub your flooring, you can repair existing grout stains with a grout stain pen matched to the original color.
  • Apply the Grout Sealant
    Purchase grout sealant and a sealant applicator tool to seal your newly restored grout. Sealant applicators have different-sized wheels for different widths of grout joints. Buying a sealant applicator greatly simplifies the application process; the wheel neatly spreads the sealant along the grout line and ensures accuracy. Sealant may need to be reapplied every few years.

For more information on sealing your tile’s grout, or to hire a professional, call Tile Fantastic today at (408) 371-6247. We carry and install an excellent selection of tiles, glass mosaics, and more.

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

If you recently purchased a new home or are searching for a way to update the style of your living space, consider redesigning your bathroom! With professionally installed ceramic tiles, new fixtures, and tips from this video, your bathroom can become your favorite room. 

When remodeling your bathroom, establish a color palette or theme for your designs. By choosing a few colors, you can incorporate various visual elements and designs into your tile, wall paint, and linens. As you’re renovating the finer details of your bathroom, take this opportunity to install a walk-in shower or a luxurious bathtub. Your choice of porcelain, tera-cotta, or ceramic tiles can create a relaxing, spa-like feel in your newly renovated bathroom. Watch this clip for inspiration!

For expert tile installation, call Tile Fantastic today at (408) 371-6247. Visit our website to see our selection of ceramic, glass, and natural stone tiles.

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