Category Archives: Ceramic Tile

Ceramic Tile are available in many forms including unglazed, single-glazed, and double-glazed. Ceramic Tile Installation by Boyer Tile

Ceramic Tile vs Porcelain Tile in 2016

Ceramic Tile vs. Porcelain Tile.

As a long time Port St. Lucie tile contractor, most of my tiling work has been setting ceramic tile, with porcelain tile being set to a lesser degree.  That trend has changed and porcelain is now the most popular tile. Ceramic Tile installed on the diagonal.I believe that popularity is based upon the perception that porcelain is a higher quality tile when compared to ceramic tile. That perception is basically wrong.   Ceramic vs. porcelain tile in Port St. Lucie’s homes  is a contest for respectability;  Ceramic tile gets short changed.

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Bathroom Floor Tile Surfacing Selection

Bathroom Floor Tile Surfacing Selection in 2016.

Bathroom floor tile and ceramic tiled tub surround and wallsWhen considering bathroom floor tile  and wall surfacing, ceramic or porcelain tile is the obvious best choice.  It is simply a no-brainer.  The only characteristic of tile I have ever heard mentioned as a reason to avoid it is that it is “cold.”  Well, here on Florida’s Treasure Coast, that characteristic is most appreciated.

Tile is an appropriate material for every surface in a bathroom. Whether it’s for dry floor areas, shower floors and walls, tub surrounds, or wainscot, you can’t go wrong with tile.

When the bathroom is ready for an update, look to the year’s trends to define your style.  When you’re ready to start designing a bathroom that’s perfect for you, take a look at both cutting-edge and traditional tiles for your bathroom remodel.

Bathroom Tile Ideas.

You can’t go wrong with the classics.  For instance,  consider a favorites like white subway tile and white marble.  Transitional tile has a lot of classic elements but a twist in the details makes a difference. Try longer, larger tiles in combination with more traditional shapes for a transitional update.

Or, turn to something fresh and new like grey stone tile or a glazed ceramic in any number of shades of grey.  The demand for these shades in tile is huge so the selection is better than ever.

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My tiling service areas include Port St. Lucie (PSL), Fort Pierce, Stuart and Vero Beach FL.

In St. Lucie County Boyer Tile LLC. services Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West, Tradition, Torino, Tesoro, Lake Charles, Lake Forest, Magnolia Lakes, PGA Village, The Vineyards, St James Golf Club, The Cascades, and Fort Pierce, FL.

In Indian River County Boyer Tile LLC. services Vero Beach, Indian River Shores and Sebastian, FL.

Wood Look Plank Porcelain Tile

The Look of Wood, the Durability of Ceramic Tile.

Wood look plank porcelain tile flooring has become one of the hottest trends in residential flooring in 2015. New production technologies are blending artisan technique with ink jet printing technology to provide looks never before achieved. With the advancements in manufacturing processes,we now have wood look plank tile designs infused on porcelain tile. The major supplies of these new products are the state-of-the-art factories of Spain and Italy. The rest of the world’s tile manufacturers are scrambling to catch the trend and get a piece of the action. Continue reading

Certified Porcelain Tile Labeling

Certified Porcelain Tile Labeling – a Game of Branding.

Shown is a certified porcelain tile Installation using large format tile.
Porcelain Tile Installation.

For St. Lucie County homeowners, the “Certified Porcelain Tile” labeling on a box of tile certifies little of particular value. That label insures only that the tile has been tested by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the tile has a water absorption rate of 0.5% or less. The label insures nothing more that that. As St. Lucie County’s temperature almost never gets below freezing, that certification is of no value for any tile installation done here, either indoors or outdoors. Continue reading

ANSI Specifications – Large Format Tile Mortar

ANSI A118.15 – Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar.

While the ANSI A118.4 Dry-Set Cement Mortar specifications have served as the standard for residential tile installation for several years, many past complaint mortar have improved their capabilities beyond that ANSI standard. ANSI So, a new ANSI specification had to be established to distinguish standard performing mortars from high performing mortars. Thus, in 2013, came the birth of the new standard known as “Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – ANSI A118.15 .” This new standard provides another level of classification for thin set mortars.

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Bathroom Flooring and Countertop Renovation

Bathroom Flooring and Countertop Renovation.

Ceramic tiling on bathroom flooring and countertop.
Ceramic Tiling on Bathroom Flooring & Countertop.

Rising home prices are an incentive for current homeowners to invest in their homes by upgrading to stone countertops and bathroom flooring. A growing number of these home owners are making renovation choices that can lower their utility bills, while being eco-friendly in the process. Luckily, there are a wealth of “green” options on the market that are tailor-made for the bathroom, one of the most high-traffic areas in most households.

Natural stone and ceramic tiled bathroom flooring have been common features in bathrooms, but many homeowners aren’t aware of just how “green” they are. Natural stone is an abundant resource that doesn’t harm the environment when harvested for building materials. Additionally, many forms of ceramic tile are made with recycled materials and pre-existing tile.

From the walls to the floor, adding tile to your bathroom can instantly ramp up its style.  Tiling options are endless when it comes to choosing the right size, color and texture for your bathroom. Get inspired to add backsplash tile, accent tile along your shower wall, or fill the entire room with tile from floor to ceiling.

These days, manufacturers are creating ceramic tiles with beautiful colors and designs to give consumers more options. Industry experts predict that larger formats and thin tiles will continue to grow in demand as well.

Bathroom Flooring – Natural Stone Countertop Installation.

Quality Work is My Hallmark.
(772) 626-1403.

Mobile: (772) 626-1403.
Skype: (772) 626-1403.

 

If you are looking for the highest quality workmanship at a competitive price, call for a FREE job estimate.

GO TO THIS LINK FOR A SLIDE SHOW OF MY TILE WORK.

My tiling service areas include Port St. Lucie (PSL), Fort Pierce, Stuart and Vero Beach.

In St. Lucie County Boyer Tile LLC services Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West, Tradition, Torino, Tesoro, Lake Charles, Lake Forest, Magnolia Lakes, PGA Village, The Vineyards, St James Golf Club, The Cascades, and Fort Pierce.

Porcelain Tile vs Ceramic in Port St. Lucie Homes

Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile.

 

As a long time Port St. Lucie tile contractor, most of my tiling work has been setting ceramic tile, with porcelain tile being set to a lesser degree.  That trend has changed and porcelain is now the most popular tile. I believe that popularity is based upon the perception that porcelain is a higher quality tile when compared to ceramic tile. That perception is basically wrong.   Ceramic vs. porcelain tile in Port St. Lucie’s homes  is a contest for respectability;  Ceramic tile gets short changed.

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Installing Ceramic Tile – FAQs

Installing Ceramic Tile – FAQs.

When installing tile over newly poured concrete, how long should I wait before installing ceramic tile?
The industry standard is 28 days between concrete pouring and installing ceramic tile. Increasingly tighter timelines make it difficult to adhere to that schedule, so alternate solution are being employed.Tile setter at work installing ceramic tile.

One successful system consists of a liquid membrane, with crack-isolation properties, that can be applied over concrete that is just three days old. The membrane is followed by a quick-setting mortar that allows tile or stone to be installed the same day.

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