Ceramic and Porcelain Tile installation Slip Resistance

Is installing ceramic tile on steps a good process?

ANSWER #1 - You can install ceramic tile on interior steps. The ceramic tile needs to be slip resistant enough so it is not unsafe when wet. The best installation is to install over…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile selection

Where can I find ceramic tile with northwoods look?

ANSWER - I am assuming that you want a painted mural for your kitchen counter back splash. There are artists who can paint any scene or picture with ceramic tile glaze as the paint and…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile installation Interior

What are the effects of temperature/humidity changes on interior ceramic tile?

ANSWER - Ceramic tile is very tolerant to temperature extremes. The effects are that ceramic tile can expand and contract, to some degree, from exposure to temperature and moisture changes. The more absorbing the ceramic…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile installation

Can you install ceramic tile over wood?

ANSWER - It is never recommended to install directly to any type of wood, but it is done and there are products available for installing to exterior grade plywood. Of course you never install…

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Best method or tools to use to cut a large curve around a bathtub?

ANSWER - There are several options you have for cutting a curve in a stone. Some will set up a template to give the kind of radius you need and then cut each tile on…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Maintenance

What is the best way to clean ceramic tile for the first time?

ANSWER - It is always best to use a neutral based soap or detergent in cleaning ceramic tile. Some ceramic tile can be sensitive to acid. Best to scrub tile and grout joints with a soft…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile selection

What the differences "ceramic" "porcelain" and "quarry" tile?

ANSWER - Porcelain and quarry tile are part of the family of ceramic tiles, which are clay based materials. Porcelain is a more refined and dense type of ceramic tile. Quarry tile is an extruded…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile selection Slip Resistance Wet Areas

Is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 tile safe for shower floors?

ANSWER - If it is a white body wall tile it normally isn't recommended for floors. In the past this type of tile was considered okay to use for bathroom floors if it had a…

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