Build Gratifying Ambiances With Mystic Pebble Stone Tiles

Shades of natural stone keep haunting us all the time, especially nowadays that everybody is talking about environmental factors like global warming. Getting back to nature at least in spirit and philosophy would go a long way to solve the crisis we are creating with artificiality and excessive technology. The natural whites, grays, and browns with a hint of polished fancy shades are indeed uplifting during those quiet afternoons and the dramatic nights of furious partying. As classic as the mountains and rivers, gifts of God, Pebble Stone creates a semblance of creation in the world around you in the stately residences, plush offices, and business centers.

Where will the fantasy pebble stone really fit in? They usually exist out there in the water and nearby oceans from where they are retrieved. Some are manufactured artificially, though, like from marble or other colored rocks, but look quite like the natural thing. The polishing, tumbling, interlocking process results in ever new configurations. They keep the clients charmed through the events in the town with surroundings that faithfully copy what it feels like under the distant stars at the riverside, deep in the forest of remoteness.

Whether on floors and pathways, indoors and out, accent walls and backsplashes, in cozy patios during freezing evenings, Pebble Stone makes a mark everywhere, bringing the robust nature feel of the elements for a touch of insightful spiritual energy and a profound luxury that is not really man-made. Perhaps they could form shower bases or decorate the swimming pool or goldfish pond to keep the kids humored. Create a tender oasis for thoughts to rest in the residence after the turbulence of work, study and play are done for the day.

Business centers do make ample use of such natural ambiances to create an exotic impact like in the zoological gardens where imitations of nature are directly in keeping with the theme.  Fountains and ponds use them all the time. What could look or feel more natural? Look around at the atriums and lounges of mighty shopping malls. You would probably find such glittering pebbles in many intimate corners. Pick the colors, shapes and sizes that the family or office finds most appealing, small or large, polished or rough surfaces, and colors that represent the limits of imagination in blues and greens to match with prevailing moods.

Will it be a combination of shades and sizes like Mountain Gray Flat Polished Pebbles? Charcoal Flat Interlocking Polished Pebbles are unique too in a single shade. Snowflake Natural, White Carrara Tumbled and Black Marble Pebbles Tumbled Pattern are all equally alluring. What matters is the choice of the individual, family or office group. The Rainforest and the Autumn Gold, the Redwood, and the Obsidian, all have an innate natural charm that would leave the viewer floored for a moment. The range costs about $10 per square foot.

Problems and their answers while attempting backsplash tile installations

A budget friendly upgradation of the kitchen may be achieved by installing mosaic tile backsplashes. DIY would result in more savings as compared to engaging a professional. Yet if installing tiles is not your forte and never attempted before, some difficult situations may arise. Read on to discover a  few tips that would help while facing common problems when they arise. Face them head on like a professional would.

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Putting Tiles Behind Appliances

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The bottom row of the kitchen backsplash tile installation needs solid support. Though it is simpler to place tiles on a backsplash over a countertop, appliance backgrounds are quite different. A backsplash behind the cooking range has no support from a counter. You need to screw in a board on the vacant space on the wall without the counter. Remove the supporting board when the tiles are installed. Allow spaces between the tiles to allow room for caulking.

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Edges That Look Clumsy

Arabescato Carrara Honed Pencil Molding along with Telaio 2″ Hexagon Honed Mosaic

Depending upon the pattern of installation, clumsy edges may appear that seem unfinished. Use the trim pieces for the fine finish, particularly with mosaic and subway tiles not ending at the corners or otherwise framed.

We manufacture products splendidly suited for the task like Arabescato Carrara Honed Pencil Marble Molding with a pretty 3D impact. Matching colors will not be necessary since contrasts are very effective too.

The Bottom Grout Cracking Problem

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Avoid using grout that may crack between the bottom tiles and the countertop edge. Use caulk with its greater flexibility and wait for things to settle across time.

Tile The Spaces Around Outlets

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Several electrical outlets around the kitchen backsplash create problems during tile installation. Pre-meshed mosaic tile sheets like the Ice Interlocking Pattern would help. You need a handheld tile cutter to trim the tiles at the electrical outlets.

Hazy Tiles

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If excessive grout spoils the effect, use a damp cloth for cleaning up.

DIP does save a lot of money, but you might miss the professional spic and span effect. Yet the professionals started by learning the same tricks. Give it a try and it is bound to work. You now know the possible errors and how to fix the problems if they do come up. Are you ready to begin?

Magical Installation With Gracious Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles have become the choice of many people as it is affordable and durable. There is a lot of natural stone designs at affordable rates. Maintenance is also easier as sealing is not at all required. Focus collection has many types of tiles. Some have wood grains, large format, textured appearance and many other trendy designs to match any type of décor. Tiles can be chosen but how to install also adds to the décor. How to align the tiles in a room is a special art. Here are some of the ways the tiles are placed. These installations highlight the tiles and define the room décor.

Horizontal Installation

Putting the tiles straight horizontally is a common one used everywhere. Graphite Focus Porcelain of size 12×24 looks larger and it can be placed in one direction. These tiles make space look larger and the mid-tone gray colors give a calm illusion. Though dark color makes the room look small it can be balanced with large door and neutral wall shade. Adding a horizontal large carpet also gives a big feeling.

Vertical Installation

If any space has to look elongated then it is better to follow the vertical pattern. When two rooms are joined together then this pattern is the best. There is a flow from one room to another with Glacier Focus Porcelain in 12×24 format tiles. Basically, this tile is with white background and sand tones on the surface. If kitchen and dining hall is joined then the lines are continuous and look marvelous with the continuity.

Perpendicular Installation

When the same tile is used for small spaces like bathroom this installation is ideal. Khaki Focus Porcelain can be used for both the wall and flooring. If the design is placed horizontally in the flooring then it is placed vertically in the wall to give a perpendicular layout. They are in one direction on the floor and completely reversed on the wall. Even if it is a small space, the tonal stripes give a bigger feeling.

Brick Pattern Installation

Here Olive Focus Porcelain is placed offset of the below tile to give the brick layout. This sleek tile is olive green in color with very light stripes. There is movement because of the stripes which highlight the motion everywhere.

 

Brick Pattern With Color

Giving more colors to the flooring gives a colorful layout. Glacier Focus Porcelain, Olive Focus Porcelain and Graphite Focus Porcelain together is used to give the brick pattern. The dark and light colors give the horizontal and vertical patterns. The light colors and put in one row and the dark colors are arranged in the next row. They are installed in the brick pattern to give a bold design.

Make your backyard livelier with excellent designs

Outdoor designing should always be made more elegant with excellent tiles. Outdoor tiles not only make it easier to maintain the whole surface, but this will also make the outdoor space more useful to the homeowners. The backyard of every house can become a lovely place for family members to dine together or for friends to enjoy their holidays. Natural pavers or porcelain tiles will surely add more spice to the outdoor space.

  • To create a modern space it is always recommended to have a contemporary look. Here opting for Tuscany Chocolade Travertine Pavers is definitely a nice idea and this is also available in varied sizes and shapes. This will surely make the backyard extremely sophisticated and will make it rich with beauty. This contemporary travertine is able to give an excellent neutral ambiance.

  • Travertine with traditional appearance: In case the homeowners prefer to have traditional designs, then it will surely be an excellent idea to go with Tuscany Storm Versatile Patterned Travertine. The soft beige and warm designs are able to make your outdoors more elegant than it previously was.

  • Beautiful earthen elements: If you want to keep an earthy touch to your backyard and want to enjoy the old allure, then Earth Slate tile will meet your desire. It will emulate the style of European Café and your visitors will surely become surprised to watch this classic beauty.

  • Go with modern blend: To have modern look it is always preferred to select neutrals. This will add some interesting color pops which will definitely make the space lively. Palmwood Gris Pavers always offer a paver of soft porcelain and will make the seating space modern and excellent. This tile is available with excellent tiles with utmost smoothness. This tile is available in 24 x 24 squares and this is set up in a brickwork model. To decorate the fireplace too, using this style is always extremely helpful.

  • Doing paving: To make the surrounding elegant and well designed, Tuscany Walnut Tumbled Travertine Pavers will give you the best solution. If the outdoors is well facilitated with huge greenery, then paving the way is always the best suggestion. By installation of these pavers, you will relish the vibrant shades of cream, tan, taupe, etc. These shades and colors are always able to complement the furniture within the rooms.

Hence, it is suggested to visit the website of professional home designers and select the best pattern from the floor pattern tool available there.

 

Marble Can Be Chosen By The Type Of Finish

Marble is the choice of many homeowners and builders. The elegance and aesthetic feeling can never be replaced by any other tile. The color, design, veins, and style can be chosen before the finish has to be decided. Finishing of the stone makes a lot of difference in the overall look. Honed, tumbled and polished are the three types of finishes available in the market. Marble is a natural stone. These natural stones are porous and require to be sealed after installation. Whatever finish is chosen it is necessary to be sealed to keep the surface and in turn the tile in good condition. Given below are the types of finishes and their positive points.

Polished Finish:

Pinkish color Breccia Oniciata Marble is polished to get the glaze finish. The color and the glaze of this luxurious stone give a high-end look. Polished finish gives the smooth and shines required for a luxurious stone.

Botticino Fiorito Marble tends to get scratches and stains easily. It is better not to use this stone where there is high traffic of moving items. It has a tendency of slipping when it wet. After polishing the surface may not require sealing often like the honed finish. It is always better to wipe the spills immediately and avoid any sharp objects dragged on the floor. Taking care of the surface keeps the tile in good condition and stays for long years.

Honed Finish:

Arabescato Carrara marble gives a velvet look with the matte finish here. The color is not sharp and the surface is not smooth. It depends on the type of abrasive applied for honing to get a particular finish. Many homeowners with kids and elders at home prefer this finish as it is less slippery and can tolerate high traffic. It is more porous and is very necessary to be sealed in regular intervals. If not sealed properly then there are chances of surface getting stained.

Tumbled Finish:

 Rocks, sand, and water are added with these tiles in a drum to tumble and get a finish. The color is worn and rustic. The color gets more muted than the other finishes here. The surface is softened and the edges are smoothened. The surface with uneven edges, cracks, and chips gives a natural look to the tiles. The surface is rough and gets a texture.

This suits best with the antique and the rustic surrounds. They are preferred for high traffic areas and wet surfaces. There are no chances of slipping and scratches. Crema Cappuccino and Emperador Dark marble have tumbled finishes and look luxurious and elegant on flooring.

 

Add Positive Vibes With Décor To Your Home With These Tiles

Changing the looks of the house not only adds value to the house but whispers positive vibes too. Using your best imagination to change the tiles gives the best looks to the house. There are lots of choices in patterns, textures, and colors. Natural looking tiles are catching up to give an aesthetic feeling.

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There are tiles suiting to classical or modern, refined or rustic and natural or industrial environments. Inkjet printing has made the tiles more realistic and durable. It is always better to investigate about the color, pattern, texture, and material of the tiles to choose the best.

There are tiles suiting to classical or modern, refined or rustic and natural or industrial environments. Inkjet printing has made the tiles more realistic and durable. It is always better to investigate about the color, pattern, texture, and material of the tiles to choose the best.

If the brick pattern is liked then Red Porcelain Tile is the best which is available in brown, red and cream colors. The tiles give the looks of best masonry which suits best with any cottage, classic and industrial flooring. Unlike bricks, these porcelain tiles do not require any sealing. They are water resistant and can be maintained very easily.

People loving neutral shades will surely like Carolina Timber White Wood. These tiles have white and cream shades. They are best suited for airy places. These tiles look like hardwood planks with white and gray shades. They look best with neutral colored cabinets and pale walls.

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To give a cool and relaxed environment Cream Living Style Porcelain is used. People loving simple decors will surely love these tiles. They are available in many sizes and are versatile. Shower surrounds, backsplashes and walls can be clad with these tiles. Cleaning is very simple and this attracts many homemakers.

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If more décor required then Cream Optima Porcelain can be used. Polished and matte surfaces are available according to suit our taste. It gives a perfect backdrop to classical or trendy decors. The color of the tile matches with other tiles or the wall color of the room.

To give a natural finish to the flooring Grigio Porcelain is the best choice. It is gray in color and is available in rectangular planks. The surface finish is matte to give a non-slippery grip. For wet spaces, these tiles suit the best.

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Hardwood is liked by designers and house owners but it is not possible to stay within budget if chosen. Upscape Bruno Wood Look Tile is the best mimic of the hardwood. They can be used for flooring and wall. They are resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. Maintenance is less as there is not much to be spent on maintenance. They can be used in the wettest locations also

Install ceramic tile confidently on floors!

In spite of all the advancements of technology, ceramic tiles continue to be used widely.  Residences and businesses have used ceramic tiles for hundreds of years, maybe thousands.  They are decorative and practical too. Fashions come and go like linoleum and shag carpets, but ceramic floorings are permanent.

Yet some homeowners wish to avoid ceramic floors, believing that they are not so durable. Ceramics on walls and other vertical surfaces do not take such a beating like a floor. Some people doubt that ceramics chip and crack, and cannot tolerate stains and spills.

Some materials like porcelain tiles may be denser, but ceramics for floors have a Porcelain Enamel Institute rating for durability. Residences can use them with certainty. Get familiar with some of the ceramic flooring options and be electrified.

Beige Carolina Timber Ceramic Tile

Though the beloved hardwood plank floors are everybody’s favorite, they carry limitations. Wetness prevents them being installed in kitchens and bathrooms. The Beige Carolina Timber Ceramic Tile with the perfect wood image brings the splendor of wood floors without the hassle. No worry about maintenance. The 6”X24” planks allow for easy installations.

Gray Carolina Timber Ceramic Tile

The incredible looks of gray hardwood planks are replicated in this ceramic tile. No stains and spills in the kitchen would bother it. Bathrooms with water and mildew are no problem either. Pets won’t scratch them, nor will stiletto heels. Rather, real wood poses the problem of splinters.

Sand Mojave Ceramic Tile

With several advantages over carpets, the variations of gentle beige and cream would fit well into any part of the home. The smart choice is particularly attractive in the bedroom.  Sufferers of allergies from carpets and pet dander would love this ceramic tile. If tiles are considered too cold, install an under-floor radiant heating system.  That won’t be possible with a carpet.

White Vena Ceramic Tile

Many budgets may not allow for Italian marble at the grand entrance! This ceramic imitation does communicate that eternal, magical marble touch. Pale gray veins decorate the pure white backdrop. Besides being cheaper, the other advantage over marble is the easy maintenance.

Aliso Gris Ceramic Tile

In limestone, the Aliso Gris Ceramic Tile in neutral beige and cream white creates a spa effect in the bathroom.

Walls may use the flimsy decorative ceramic tile creations. The floor tiles serve well on the ground. Besides durability and slip proof quality, imitations of wood, marble, and sandstone provide a treat for the senses.

High-class creative interior design with ceramic subway tile

After got the debut in New York City, ceramic subway tiles became one of the valuable choices in modern interior decoration. Durability and style are the inherent specifications of these rectangles so the material is applied in the kitchen backsplashes, shower and tub surrounding and other places. These tiles are classic in the quality and look. 3 x 6 inches of ceramic tiles are common in the market and some unique designs are creating inspiring beauty in the interior. Graphics and creative installation on the ceramic surface add dimension to the décor. 4 X 12 inches of rectangular format is trending in the modern industry.

Inspiring bathroom design:

Modern bathroom design follows some intelligent touches in several parts. Mostly, the mobile apartments have small bathrooms. Small bathroom design ideas are being important in different cultures.

Gray Glossy Subway Tile is a great alternative. Perfect finish and polished surface blend the joining lines so that the floor or tub surround looks smooth and seamless. Gray surface would be completed with a dark colored mirror backsplash and white cabinets. The vertical installation has phenomenon appearance and high-class design looks beyond middle-class design.

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White Subway Tile of 3 X 6 inches of bricks is a great option for sophisticated design. If you install the herringbone pattern around the tub, then the bathroom’s appearance would be highly attractive. The zigzag pattern can be installed on the accent walls as well. This pattern can bring some dimensions with hanging lights, towel hangers, flower vases, and mirror. Cabinets are functional in the bathroom, but not mandatory.

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Modern kitchen ideas:

If you are trying to remodel your kitchen or set a new kitchen with modern style, then the creative ideas would be your cup of tea.

White Subway tile Beveled is the most powerful item for modern sophisticated kitchens. It has royal style and high-class attraction. The polished texture and perfect finish made the item superb in appearance. It has a darker section that would blend with the gray hue section perfectly and it has shadow-filled.

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Whisper White Subway Tile will include special touches in the open kitchen. If you desire to install some handcraft touches in your kitchen, then the whisper white would be highly effective. The undulating surface of the bricks creates a perfect wave in elegant style and the best part of it is concealed in its appearance and function. Durability, high resistance power, and elegant design afford top class to the material.

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Almond Glossy Subway Tile is a different alternative to creating a warm kitchen. The contrast colored surface with creamy hue adds variety. The surface affords perfect base of white kitchen cabinets, dining tables, and chairs. The contrast base, white furniture set-up, and grouts on the walls can set a 3D kitchen.

Say Happy New Year to your home with brand new quartz collections

If you are planning to restructure your bathroom, then the New Year quartz collections would change your conception. Some exceptional colors and designs have unveiled for happy bathrooms. Owners can explore the market of premium natural stone material without conventional price tags. New section gathers exclusive shades of copper, calm hue of gray (light and deep) and others for trendy faded backdrops. Some soft white colors, brown with several shades and tones of taupe would enhance the class of interior as well. Premium quartz colors of newly launched models introduce 11 creative and 45 sublime colors.

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Colors for your bathroom:

Whether you are trying to explore some exclusive items to mount an innovative and stylish bathroom, then the Antico Cloud, Chantilly Taupe, and Sandy Cove are the Delicate choices. Not only the color line up but also some trending ingredients became crucial to creating your happy bathroom. Here, you can get the tips to fix the visual, smell and feel the satisfaction of your space.

Classic: the antico cloud quartz tiles are very classy through its design, color, and surface. Therefore, the owners can apply it with specific shower space and basin. The entire bathroom would get a heavenly feeling with the addition of a colorful real rug. Some fabrics look awesome and quality rugs soak the moisture more than plastic ones. If you want a little bathroom feel, then a shower glass installation would enhance the feel and class of your bathroom. The new shade of cream can be applied on the floors. White shades deliver peace always; therefore owners can go for white models as well.

Rustic: some parts should be gorgeous, some should maintain the sophistication and some would balance both poles. Thus, an out-of-the-box design can deliver a creative bathroom. If the owners want a royal bathroom, then they can look for the Babylon Gray tiles for countertop design, huge mirrors, and KED lights. The meshed pebbles can add some green zone as well. A huge bathroom can be divided thus. The medium sized rural bathrooms can seek some fusions of white like desert bloom or Perla White to include softness. Gorgeous shades of blue and taupe have a great presence on backsplashes and walls.

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Stylish: The style is made by the depth of colors, lines, and perfection so that owners can look for the Pacific Salt models to get a stylish bathroom. Some interesting wall decoration, traditional lightings and intelligent use of space can introduce a better style. The depth of pacific salt tile can enhance the glory of your bathroom.

 

Install the perfect flooring to enhance the value of your home

The value of a property normally goes high with the installation of perfect flooring within your living room bathrooms or kitchens. If you really want to increase the long-term value of your property, then you need to opt for best flooring styles. There are various flooring options which will surely change the facade of your house. Below are some choices for flooring of which you should take a look.

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  • Travertine: If you are fascinated with natural stone, then travertine can be one of the best options for perfect flooring. Durable features and excellent beauty are known have made this natural stone popular among the homeowners as well as interiors designers.

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  • Porcelain: Flooring within your home with porcelain is always one of the most beautiful choices. The best thing about porcelain tile is its’ longevity and variety in designs. There are various designs available here and you can add more luxury to the designs here.
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  • Slate tile: To have a perfect blend of traditional as well as contemporary designs, the slate tiles can always be the right choice. The aesthetic design of the slate tile is able to make the floor perfect and exotic.

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  • Opt for any natural stone: Flooring within your living room or kitchen or bathroom can always become excellent if you install natural stone for flooring. There are lots of options available such as quartz or granite or marble, etc. Well, to select the best natural stone with the best quality, it is needed to buy these stones from reputed stores only. Here you can select online stores which are already in this business for a long time.

Apart from opting for natural stones, flooring done with bamboo, concrete, etc has already become quite famous in recent days. Bamboo flooring is all time favorite among the homeowners. However, there are lots of areas which are needed to be considered for such flooring, but if you want to give your house an excellent feature, then you cannot avoid this option. You can surely give your house a pleasing feature with hardwood flooring.

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Such flooring is not only necessary to make your house excellent place to live, but if you also want to give your house on rent, then also you need to opt for best flooring designs so that people will not deny taking your house at a high rent. Hence, it is always suggested to select the best flooring material at an affordable price so that you can make your house a heavenly place.

 

Learning slate tile floor care lessons would help them last for decades

Natural stone forms like slate are loved universally for beauty, durability and minimal care. Yet a little attention would help maintain those natural good looks and keep them shining like new. Learn a little slate tile floor care and maintenance tricks.

Daily Care for Jade Green Slate

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The task may seem difficult, but slate floors need a daily sweeping, particularly during the first few months after installing them. Small pieces fall off in a process called ‘spalling.’ Mop with a gentle cleanser. The cleaning lotion should not contain lemon or vinegar. pH neutral solutions would be best. After a clean water rinse, let the floor air dry or wipe with a soft cloth.

Sealing for San Rio Rustic Slate

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Slate tile floors like many other natural stones require sealing to keep out water. Sealing also prevents stains and scratches and it is usually applied annually though, some slate varieties may need it more often. Test with a little water poured on the surface. If the dark spot remains longer than ten minutes, a sealer is needed.

Special Care for Montauk Blue Slate

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Slate floors get scratched more than other floors! Use a little mineral oil to hide such a scratch. Sealing well prevents such scratches from occurring. Stains may be removed with a stain-removing poultice for stone floors. Using flour paste and hydrogen peroxide, it would be possible to make a poultice yourself. Allow the paste to sit overnight or for six hours, and cover it with a plastic sheet. Use a wet cloth or mild scraper to remove the mixture. More applications may be needed.

A list of Do’s and Don’ts!

The general guidelines may be followed to get the best out of slate floors

DOs:

  • Particularly when foot traffic is expected to be rather heavy, install rugs or mats to protect the floor
  • On an annual basis, do apply sealer as a preventive against damage
  • If and when they occur, spills should be cleaned up immediately before they settle in
  • Mopping should best be done with a pH neutral cleaning product or a product manufactured particularly for natural stone
  • Avoid sliding furniture across the floor that could cause damage, carry them across instead

 

Don’ts:

  • Abrasive cleaners need be avoided, and cleaners that contain bleach, lemon or vinegar
  • Do not shift furniture across the floor without a protector to guard the lower surfaces
  • Avoid using a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar that sweeps the slate floors

Some tips are common sense, and getting used to the routine is easy. The natural stone slate tiles in the collection bring warmth and character to the home. Look forward to many happy years of slate flooring.