Glass tile can bring a unique aesthetic to a variety of commercial and residential projects. However, achieving a successful installation with glass tile requires careful product selection and installation techniques. Follow these 5 steps, and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful and long-lasting installation:
Today, we’re seeing a growing number of commercial and large residential projects include Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel (GPTP) installation. That’s because floors and walls with these panels offer a sleek, modern look that appeals to designers, architects and owners.
The process of flood testing a shower tile installation that will be subjected to continuous water flow is crucial to performance and ultimately, customer satisfaction. In addition to the costly repairs involved with water leaks, if an installation is not watertight, mold and other serious moisture issues could arise. Making the simple effort to perform a flood test in every installation can significantly decrease callbacks from clients.
Installing tile and flooring in an occupied space can present challenges, including expected fast turnarounds and working during odd hours. Follow these four flooring installation tips for effectively working in occupied residential and commercial environments.
Tile and flooring installations in any type of retail environments need to seamlessly blend aesthetics and function. They should underscore a brand’s identity without distracting patrons while allowing customers to shop safely and conveniently. Follow this guide to make retail flooring installations a sound investment for both you and your customers.
When designers lack in-depth knowledge of your trade, it can lead to unrealistic expectations – and ultimately, disappointment. Designers might show building owners pictures and idea boards of concepts that wow the client aesthetically, but miss the boat with functionality and practicality. While it’s nice to work with a designer who has faith in your abilities, the mantra “the installer will make it work” can lead to disgruntled designers, disappointed building owners and frustrated installers.
What mistakes do contractors regularly make when installing ceramic tile? There are several common errors that can be avoided by proper planning. Here's how to avoid mistakes encountered on a regular basis during ceramic tile installations:
When Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he certainly wasn’t describing the process of installing tile over concrete. But he could have been, because properly evaluating and preparing your concrete substrate prior to laying tile will prevent countless – and costly –post-installation problems. Here are two tips on how to evaluate and address a few common conditions pre-installation.
What do you tell your customers who have a concrete subfloor and want to install hardwood? We recommend an engineered hardwood for several important reasons. One, it’s much less sensitive to changes in humidity compared to wood that can swell with moisture and temperature. Two, it can be installed at any grade level – including below grade. And three, it’s better than traditional plank for installing over in-floor heating systems.