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Tips for Taking Care of Your Tile

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After a professional installs your tile, you will have beautiful new flooring that lasts for years, especially if you keep it cleaned and cared for. Try these tile maintenance tips, brought to you by the experts at Tile Fantastic.

  • Preventative Care
    Ceramic and porcelain tiles are very durable, affordable, and scratch-resistant. Since these tiles are so resilient, you won’t have to do much to be proactive about their care. Grout between ceramic and porcelain tiles are more susceptible to staining and dirtying than the tiles themselves. Make sure the grout is well-sealed—your tile experts will likely seal the grout after installation—to prevent staining and mildew infiltration. If you have beautifully rustic terra-cotta tiles, remember that they are very porous. Terra-cotta tiles require a sealant to prevent dirt particles and stains from seeping through their surface.
  • Tile Cleaning and Maintenance
    Ask your tile installation company about maintenance tips. For any type of tile, laying down a floor mat or a large rug near your doors will protect your flooring from becoming scratched and worn. Consider instituting a “no shoes” rule to prevent dirt and other particles from being dragged across the floor. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are incredibly easy to clean with a damp cloth or a mop. If you don’t have time to thoroughly mop but want to spruce up your home, a quick sweep will make your floor look great. Consistently cleaning your tile floors will prevent damage caused by gradual wear and tear.
  • Tile Repair
    If you drop a heavy pot or furniture on your floor, you may be faced with broken or chipped tiles. Even the most durable ceramic tile is vulnerable to accidental chips or breakage. Fortunately, damaged tile is easily repair or replaced; often, a single broken tile can be substituted for a new one, with flawless results. Replacing one tile requires removing the surrounding grout, so consult a professional instead of attempting repair yourself.

If you have additional questions about how to keep your tile looking new and clean, call Tile Fantastic at (408) 371-6247. We’ll help you replace your old tile or install brand-new flooring. Call us to schedule service today!


Expand Your Tile Knowledge With these Fantastic Resources

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Natural stone tile floors offer a beautiful and durable alternative to traditional ceramic tile options. The Nuheat system can also evenly heat your floors with environmentally friendly methods. Use the following resources to learn more about these topics. 

  • Use this ultimate guide to tile and stone flooring to figure out which material will look the best in your home
  • This article will teach you all about granite tile. Granite’s extreme durability makes it a great material for kitchen and bathroom counters.
  • Check out some of the best home architects and designers’ favorite flooring options.
  • Nuheat is a revolutionary technology to heat your floors. Learn more about this product and its sustainability on its official website.

For more great tips or to purchase tile, call Tile Fantastic at (408) 371-6247.


Warm Your Home with the Eco-Friendly Technology of Nuheat

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Stepping onto a deliciously warm tile floor can help you enjoy even the coldest of winter mornings. With Nuheat, you can heat your ceramic and stone tile floors in an eco-friendly way. Keep reading to see how the Nuheat technology can revolutionize the tile in your house.

  • A New Kind of Heat
    Unlike traditional all-over heating systems, Nuheat only warms specific areas precisely when you want them heated. With the homeowner in control, this radiant zone-heating helps you lower your energy costs without sacrificing comfort by programming the thermostat to heat a specific room. Nuheat allows you to keep warm without wasting energy in unoccupied parts of the house.
  • Maintenance-Free Heating
    The Nuheat system has no unnecessary parts that are liable to break. Once it is installed, Nuheat is completely maintenance free. The thermostat regulates the temperature throughout the home—all you have to do is set it. Nuheat is long-lasting and durable. Once installed, it will continue to work for the duration of the lifetime of your flooring.
  • No Cold Spots
    The greatest part of the Nuheat system is that it heats your tile floor evenly. When you set it to warm a room, it heats the entire floor. With Nuheat, you will never have to deal with cold spots again. Use Nuheat in addition to your stone mosaics to create an incredibly aesthetically pleasing and functional floor.

For more than 35 years, Tile Fantastic has been bringing the best ceramic and stone tile from around the world into the homes and businesses of the Bay Area. Use some of our great tile options with the Nuheat system to improve the interior of your home. Call (408) 371-6247 or visit our website to learn more about our ceramic, stone, and glass tiles.


Be Your Own Interior Decorator

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Get your own interior decorator right on your Android phone with the Make Your Home app. With a few simple swipes, you can get new ideas for your décor. Whether you want to learn about glass mosaics or color palettes, Make Your Home can help.

Browse through great design ideas for your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and living room. You will also see how different stone tiles will look in various rooms. Make Your Home gives you the tools you need to make big changes to your interior design.

Tile Fantastic has a great selection of ceramic, stone, and glass tile that will complete the look of your home. When you are looking for a quick and easy way to beautify your house, we can help. Call (408) 371-6247 to learn more.


Natural Tiles to Bring Classic Beauty into Your Home

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Natural stone tile is a simple way to add elegance to your already beautiful home décor. With so many great styles and colors to choose from, it’s easy to find the right tile for you. Consider using these natural tiles in your home to create an understated, yet classic beauty.

  • Travertine
    As one of the most beautiful of the natural stone choices, travertine can be given an antique finish that is perfect for a traditional home. Since travertine has a range of cream, white, and tan-colored varieties, its neutral colors are perfect to brighten up a bathroom or kitchen. Travertine is a form of limestone that is formed from the calcium carbonate found in mineral springs, so each tile has a unique and stunning pattern.
  • Granite
    Granite
    is one of the best materials for kitchen and bathroom counters and floors. Since this stone is formed from igneous, or volcanic, rock, it is extremely durable. Thanks to its strength and resistance to heat, granite is the perfect material for heavily used kitchen countertops. Granite tile comes with a polished and sealed surface, which protects it from scratches and bacteria. With minimal maintenance, your granite counters and floors will continue to look like new for years.
  • Limestone
    Found in calming shades like warm beige, soft grey, and earthy greens, limestone can be used on the floor, in the shower, or even around the fireplace. This sedimentary rock has a unique beauty that is perfect for traditional homes. Use limestone in your house for a beauty that is unmatched by ceramic or glass tile.

At Tile Fantastic, we believe that each home should have tile that brings out its natural charm. We offer an impressive selection of natural stone, glass, and ceramic tiles and mosaics. To learn more about our products, visit our website or call (408) 371-6247.


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