Glass tile flooring is an unequaled material when it comes to innovative design with stunning results. Only glass has the distinct value of creating the beauty found in its natural reflecting ability, adding depth and perception at the same time. Glass tiles come in many shapes and sizes making them ideal for mosaic patterns. You can even add lights beneath your glass tiles to created a vision that is truly remarkable.
These tiles are not only beautiful, but easy to maintain and clean. They are waterproof, making them perfect for the bathroom. Sea glass tiles in your bathroom provide a stunning focus. The possibilities are endless with your imaginative decorating theme. You can use glass tiling on your walls and on your floor for a very special effect.
Glass tiles for the floor have a special nonslip surface so make sure when using glass tile for floors that the are specifically made for floors. Often you will be able to match up wall tiles with the same patterns and styles as the glass floor tiles.
A breathtaking effect comes from a focal point on the glass tile wall of different colors of glass tiles.
The increase in value of your home cannot compare to the personal enjoyment that comes from the addition of glass floors, even if only added to a few rooms.
Glass floor tiles are made using very high temperatures, adding to the durability of the tiles. Glass tiles have long been used in decoration, however the fantastically engineered items we see today are a result of amazing advances in the creation process resulting in greater strength and more intricate designs and curves.
The Ultimate in Design is Glass Tile Flooring
When it comes to the concepts of styling and reflective beauty, glass floor tiles cannot be beaten. The designs, colors and styles are endless. Make sure to consult with your trusted flooring dealer Century Tile in order to find the best options for your lifestyle and home.
When it comes to ceramic floor tile, who says it must remain on the floor? The possibilities are nearly endless. First of all let’s take a quick look at how ceramic tile is made, and why there are so many design options.
Ceramic tile is made with clay fired in a kiln. A variety of patterns, textures, finishes and colors can be achieved similar to those achieved in pottery. The effects can be breathtaking with dripping colors or a solid color such as cobalt blue.
Designs are applied to the tile through a special color glazing and through this many looks can be achieved, including any color of the rainbow. The color glaze is melted into the design when the tile is fired in the kiln creating a durable finish. The size and thickness of the tile are determined during this process to ensure consistency.
Some of the Many Creative Uses of Ceramic Floor Tile in Your Home
Ceramic floor tiles can create a very artful and lasting effect in your masterpiece of decor. Some of the ways that you can use it are as following:
Solid Color with or without a border
Creating or defining flooring areas
As a special floor base board around base of walls
The possibilities are truly limitless when it comes to ceramic floor tile
Tiling doesn’t need to be confined to your floor. can even tile your floor with beautiful ceramic floor tiling and continue on up your wall with matching tile, or tile of complimenting patterns and colors. You can use ceramic floor tile in almost any area of your home. The sky is the limit when using ceramic tile in a creative way while decorating and adding the finishing touches to your masterpiece, your home.
When it comes to flooring and wall covering, there aren’t a lot of materials out there that can compete with the popularity of ceramic tiles. Why? Lets take a look at what ceramic tile has to offer.
1. Versatility and Beauty
Unlike most materials, the application of ceramic tiles is not confined to one part of the home. Sure, it reigns supreme in kitchens and in bathrooms, but it can work just as well in any other room. In fact, it is often used all throughout the house, indoors and outdoors, in climates where carpeting would be too warm an option. Other settings include offices, laboratories, hospitals, and shopping malls.
With the variety of shapes, colors, patterns, and textures available, the design potential of ceramic tile is virtually endless. You can mix and match, lay the tiles in a variety of directions to create your own interesting patterns. With only your creativity and imagination as your limitations, there is no end to the unique results and create a space screaming with character.
2. Resistance and Durability
Ceramic tiles are produced more or less the same way and with the same natural materials as it has been throughout the centuries. Despite its ancient origins, not many modern flooring and wall covering materials can resist and endure common sources of wear as well as ceramic tile.
It can withstand fire, water, frost, and many chemicals. That is, it does not burn or give off smoke, it resists moisture and frost (and thus molds and bacteria), and it does not absorb or retain chemical agents that may cause stains or odors.
A quality ceramic tile installation can easily last a decade or two. It is so resilient, in fact, that even NASA uses it on their space shuttles. Even when it occasionally cracks or chips, compared to other materials, it is relatively easy to restore or replace.
3. Easy To Clean and Low-maintenance
Since ceramic tiles can resist almost any kind of dirt and contamination, cleaning them is easy and maintaining them is not expensive. A damp cloth, sponge, or mop and cleaning agents such as bleach or a small amount detergent may be used to keep your tiles looking great. Sealing every three or four years can also help keep them in tip-top condition. When installing ceramic tiles, its great idea to put aside a few pieces for future repairs or replacement.
The advantages of ceramic tile don’t end here. Make sure to talk to a trusted flooring dealer in order to select the flooring best suited to your lifestyle and needs.
Caprice by Dal-Tile is our product spotlight this week. It’s a glass tile product.
This product would look great used as a backsplash in a bathroom (like the image to the left) or in the kitchen. You could also put it in the shower as an accent strip. Where do you envision this in your home?
Caprice comes in eight different colors! Which out of the eight colors pictured below is your favorite? Do you like the lighter or darker options? The lighter colors would look great against a dark counter top for contrast and vice versa for the darker colors against a light counter top. If you want to bring in a subtle color into the room, Whisper Green might just be the choice for you.
Take a closer look at our website here.
The Romans used mosaic as flooring for their homes and bathrooms so we have them to thank for the beautiful tile mosaics still being used in flooring and bathrooms today. Mosaic is a natural choice to be used as flooring and walls in the bathroom. It also makes wonderful accents with other materials.
A narrow strip of colorful mosaic tiles add interest to the wall in this bathroom. The natural stone color of the larger tiles is given a punch with the deeper red tones of the mosaic. This is also a great example of a more expensive material used sparingly for big impact at low cost. Adding a strip of mosaic tiles made of tumbled marble or glass adds a touch of luxury to even the simplest bathroom tiles.
Mosaic tiles on the floors and walls can mean a lot of grout to keep clean. Adding a mosaic tile border around the middle of the floor or stripes of mosaic tiles would liven up a plain floor. In the shower, mosaic tiles can be used with natural stone tile, ceramic tile or porcelain tiles. Tumbled stone mosaic tiles would have less impact than a glass or colorful ceramic mosaic. A single row of mosaic tile used as a border high in the shower or at waist height, or both would work well.
Mosaics can also be used to decorate a mirror and bath accessories. Find a flat plain frame to fit your bathroom mirror and cover it with mosaic tile that you use elsewhere to help bring together the design of the bathroom.
Get your home ready for the upcoming holiday celebrations! We are having a great deal going on right now and you don’t want to miss out on this because it’s just in time for the holidays. We are offering our best discounts exclusively to customers like you. Join us and take advantage of these special savings.
You can receive an instant $150 cash back with every $1,000 installed purchase. We have a large variety of in-stock flooring options like bamboo, laminate, carpet, tile, vinyl, stone, glass, ceramic, porcelain, engineered and solid wood flooring. Come visit one of 12 locations to browse and for more information on this great event!
We’ve been proudly serving Chicagoland since 1947 and we want to celebrate! Starting Saturday, October 19th, 2013 to October 28th, we are celebrating 66 years as Chicagoland’s flooring expert with a special Anniversary Sale! For a very limited time, we’re offering our best discounts to customers like you. Join us as we celebrate our 66th Anniversary and take advantage of:
- $66 Whole House Carpet Installation: Buy one room, two rooms or an entire house of brand new carpet and the installation in only $66! We have a variety of carpet choices like berbers, textures, friezes, patterns and so much more!
- $66 Labor Credit on Select Hard Surface Floors: For every 100 Sq. Ft. of Ceramic, Stone, Glass, Wood, Laminate, and Select Luxury Vinyl Tile purchased, you can receive $66 Labor Credit!
For more sale details and information come visit us! The holidays are a Hurry in while this offer lasts and don’t forget to visit any Century Tile before these incredible offers are gone!
We are having our Customer Appreciation sale for 3 days only, starting Saturday, August 24 until Monday, August 26, 2013! We truly appreciate you and want to show you just how thankful we are. Come out to one of our twelve locations for carpet, hardwood, laminate, natural stone, glass, and so much more. During these three days, you not only get great deals on tons of flooring materials, but you’ll also get cash back! With our instant cash back event, you save even more.
Again, we are so grateful and want to thank you for your business. We hope you take advantage of the event and that we see you this upcoming weekend so we can thank you for everything in person. Visit the location nearest to you!
Three days only… Don’t Miss Our Free Labor Credit Event starting July 27, 2013 through July 29, 2013!
Here are some of the great offers going on this weekend:
- Celebrate our Special Offers at all twelve Century Tile locations.
- Get Free Labor & Pad on any carpet purchase*
- In addition…For EVERY 100 sq. ft. of ceramic, stone, glass, wood or laminate you purchase, you will receive a $100 Labor Credit towards your Century Hard Surface Installation!**
- Do a Backsplash Installation and get $25 minimum off on labor. Buy 500 sq. ft. – get a $500 credit…buy 1,000 sq. ft. – get a $1000 credit.
- Find deals of up to 20% off Quickstep laminate flooring or 10% off Century Distinctive hardwood or laminate flooring (solid & engineered hardwood flooring).
- Amazing 10% off on ALL Dal-Tile products – stocked or special order!
- Special 18 month no-interest financing available!
Don’t delay – these offers are only good through July 29th at any Century Tile location!
*For more details, visit any of our 12 locations.