CUSTOM TILE INSTALLATION
Blue Ridge Tile is a ceramic and stone tile installation company specializing in custom residential tile projects such as shower enclosures, tub surrounds, floors and kitchen backsplashes in Eugene-Springfield and the surrounding areas
Adding tile to your home will increase its resale value. Prospective buyers will take notice of a professionally installed and designed tile floor. A tile floor has the potential to add thousands of dollars in value to prospective customers with its attractive style and impressive presentation. Beautiful and versatile ceramic tiles will add beauty and character to any room decor. Ceramic tile is most often used for showers, tubs, floors, counters and offers many benefits. Tile is made from clay, sand or glass and is environmental-friendly. Ceramic tile remains cool in touch and may actually reduce your electric bill. The material is easy to keep clean and has a very hard surface. Ceramic tiles will withstand heavy traffic with ease and continue to look great. Ceramic tile is extremely easy to maintain as it resists stains, odors, and dirt. Clean up is a cinch. Using a damp mop or sponge along with common household cleaners will ensure that they will remain to look as good as they did the day they were installed. Most glazed ceramic tiles are so dense that they resist the accumulation of moisture which means no worries about spilling common liquids.
THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
The manufacturing process that creates ceramic utilizes natural materials. Ceramic tiles will not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria. Modern ceramic manufacturing technology allows the creation of virtually any number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes, and textures. Ceramic tiles don’t burn or emit toxic fumes. Ceramic tiles are heat resistant. For example, if a lit cigarette was dropped onto the floor, no damage will occur to the ceramic tile. Even more impressive is that hot kitchen pans won’t scorch or melt the surface of the glazed ceramic tile. Scratchesistant ceramic tiles are graded by physical hardness. Grade III and Grade IV glazed ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to scratching. By selecting Grade III or IV glazed ceramic tiles, you will never have to worry about a crack or break again. Ceramic tiles are recommended for any area where high sanitary standards are required. Allergens are greatly reduced which facilitates an overall improvement in air quality and the health of your family.
CERAMIC TILE COMBINATIONS
There is virtually an unlimited number of ceramic tile combinations possible. Ceramic tile styles can take on the appearance of natural stone, marble, travertine or slate. A tile with a matte or textured finish is the best choice for wet areas. Ceramic tile is available in virtually any color imaginable. Tile colors are made to be consistent, but they aren’t exact. You should expect a slight variation in color in your ceramic tile, which is part of its charm. During manufacture, ceramic tile is colored and sectioned into a dye, many having a maximum of only 10% variation in color. In most tile selections, you will find matched floor and wall combinations. Ceramic tile is one of the longest lasting flooring products on the market today and is a practical and proven choice for your floor, walls or countertops and offers an opportunity for unique self-expression as a result of its unique beauty. There is a tile application for nearly any environment, and the possibilities are only limited by your creativity and imagination. There is an extensive range of colors, textures, sizes, and styles which will allow you to reflect your personal style, thereby creating a living space that is a wonderful reflection of you.