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Tile Options Available At Tile Fantastic

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At Tile Fantastic, we offer a wide selection of tile, including ceramic, stone, and glass. When considering tile options for your home in the San Jose area, contact us at (408) 371-6247. If you enjoyed our recent blog topics, take a look at the resources below to find additional information.

  • You can decorate with tile nearly anywhere in your home. Get ideas for decorating with tile to create mosaics and other designs in this article and slideshow from Elle Décor.
  • Learn all about the different types of stone surfaces, including stone tiles, and how you can use them to decorate your home with this informative article from MarthaStewart.com.
  • For examples of a wide variety of kitchen backsplashes, check out this series of 23 photos from the DIY Network.
  • Check out these tile design ideas provided by HGTV. The examples shown come in a wide array of colors and designs to help inspire your next tile project.
  • You can find advice about different types of tile to use for your kitchen backsplash in this article from DoItYourself.com.

Comparing the Classics: Marble, Limestone, Slate and Travertine Tile

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When redecorating, your choice of tile should be based upon the area that you are redoing. Classic stone tile, such as marble, limestone, slate, and travertine, can each be used in a variety of ways, but some are better-suited to certain types of use than others.

Marble tile is commonly used on fireplace surrounds and in bathrooms, where it will not be exposed to high amounts of wear. Due to its soft composition, marble tile should not be used in areas where it will be exposed to acidic foods and cleansers, such as in the kitchen. In order to retain its shine, marble needs to be treated with care and protected from exposure to the elements.

Created from mineral-heavy calcium carbonate, travertine tile is durable enough to be widely used around the house. Often used for floors, countertops, showers, backsplashes, and fireplaces, travertine can complement nearly any home design.

Tile made of limestone is generally lighter in color than those made from other types of natural stone—but don’t let the pale color fool you. Limestone is made to last, and is almost always found in a honed finish. It is frequently used in areas with heavy traffic due to its durability.

Slate can be used for indoor surfaces after it has been sealed or for outdoor surfaces in its natural state. Slate tile’s textured surface makes it ideal for areas such as kitchens and bathrooms where you need non-slip flooring. You can find slate tile in a wide range of colors and designs, which makes it ideal for a variety of uses, including fireplace surrounds, backsplashes, and showers.

For help choosing the perfect tile for your next project, visit our website or contact the tile experts at Tile Fantastic by calling (408) 371-6247. Located in San Jose, California, we are ready to assist you with all of your Bay Area tile needs.

Ceramic Tile Design Possibilities

Using ceramic tile to redo a surface or decorate an area gives you a wide array of possibilities. Ceramic tile comes in many colors and styles, allowing you to create a design that is as artistic or simple as you want.

In this video, host Megan Carter provides a unique perspective on ceramic tile. The video shows how ceramic tile is made, its installation process, and what makes ceramic tile different from other types of tile. Watch this clip to learn about the immense variety of possibilities available with ceramic tile.

When using ceramic tile for your next project, consult your local experts. At Tile Fantastic in San Jose, we can help you with all of your ceramic tile needs. We also offer glass tile, metal tile, stone tile, and porcelain tile. Call us at (408) 371-6247 to find out more. 

3 Tips for Upgrading Your Kitchen Backsplash

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Have you recently noticed that your kitchen backsplash needs some updating? Perhaps the area is very simple and could use a decorative update with a glass mosaic or has become worn from all of the food, soap, and water it has been exposed to. If you’re ready for an update, take a look at these three tips for redecorating your kitchen backsplash with tile.

Consider Your Needs
The first thing you will want to consider is the purpose of your upgraded backsplash. If you frequently cook and the backsplash often becomes dirty, you will want something that is easy to clean, such as glass tile. If you have a deep sink, you will want to create a backsplash that covers more area, primarily where splashes might occur. In a kitchen that is rarely used, you might want to go for a more decorative backsplash, such as a stone mosaic.

Research Different Pricing Options
Tile options can be found for almost any budget, but the price depends on how simple or decorative you want the tile work to be on your backsplash. Tile prices are usually charged per square foot, but some decorative tiles can be charged per piece. Also, take into consideration the amount of space that you will need to cover when calculating costs.

Choose a Design You Like
The most important aspect of choosing a backsplash is finding a design that you love and that complements the rest of your kitchen’s décor. For a classic style, consider flat, simple tiles with few decorative tiles added for interest. For a more modern backsplash, consider metal tiles or a glass mosaic.

For help choosing tiles to upgrade your current backsplash, call Tile Fantastic in San Jose at (408) 371-6247. We have been helping customers in the Bay Area with their tile needs for over 35 years and carry a wide variety of tile choices, including ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile, and metal tile.

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