Large Floor Tiles

Merrimack, NH Homeowner Discovers the Trick A large flooring tile, opting for a 16” or even 24” tile, can give the illusion of more space in a room.  Having less grout lines with these larger tiles makes the floor look less busy, giving the illusion of a larger area.  A busier design or mosaic, created with smaller tiles, can make the room look closed in.  This is important when working in an already small space, using large tiles can go…

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Brookline Homeowner Looks to Add Visual Appeal The tiling trend has moved from its usual place in flooring, to now also transform the kitchen with its eye-catching designs used to create a one-of-a-kind backsplash. The reason for the growing popularity in tile can be attributed to its versatility. While a great fit for flooring, tile can be a stunning addition to any kitchen backsplash, particularly when used creatively to add a unique accent to the home. A homeowner in Brookline,…

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Windham Homeowner Seeks Options Laminate flooring is a good alternative, mimicking hardwood in both look and feel for a fraction of the cost.  Tile flooring is now available to look like wood, but is made of ceramic or porcelain.  There are also vinyl flooring options that are made of synthetic materials that copy the look of hardwood.  Finally, engineered hardwood is wonderful alternative to solid hardwood. These options are all more affordable than standard hardwood flooring. A homeowner in Windham,…

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Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) closely resembles its ceramic and porcelain tile counterparts.  The price for LVT is often less than standard tile, with easier installation as opposed to the mortar and grout necessary to install traditional tile.  Like tile, LVT is water-resistant making this ideal for bathrooms or the entryway of a home.  Standard tile flooring does tend to outlast LVT, which for some homeowners can justify the higher price. A homeowner in Amherst, NH was looking to install a…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are made from clay. The clay used to make porcelain tile is extremely dense, making this tile harder than ceramic. It is very durable and long-lasting because of this density but is also more expensive than its ceramic counterparts.A homeowner in Hollis was looking to install a new bathroom floor. After a visit to the Cardoza Flooring showroom, he realized that there are many differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles. A Long Lasting and Durable…

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Porcelain Tiles

Amherst, NH homeowner asks: How can I remove and replace a damaged ceramic tile? To remove a damaged tile, you must first remove the grout surrounding the tile with a scoring tool. Apply painter’s tape around the edges of the other tiles to protect them and drill evenly spaced holes in the damage tile. You can then use a chisel to remove the pieces of the damaged tile. Ceramic tiles are made to last and to withstand every day wear…

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Porcelain Tiles

The best flooring options for a bathroom are porcelain or ceramic tile, LVT (luxury vinyl tile) or natural stone. These flooring choices can withstand the everyday moisture of a bathroom. A Nashua homeowner was replacing her laminate flooring in the bathroom. Over time, moisture had penetrated the floor causing the telltale damage of lifting at the edges and corners of the laminate. With two young children, this homeowner wanted a floor that could withstand the test of time and water.…

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