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Can I Use Glass Tiles On The Floor?

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Tile

Glass tiles have a brilliant shine and depth that is lacking in other types of tile. Whether they are mosaics or oversized large-format tiles, they make a statement wherever they are placed. This often leads some homeowners to wonder if they can use these statement tiles on the floor. After all, what better way to make a statement than with a pop of color and shine beneath your feet?

Not all glass tiles are created equally, which is the first thing to consider when determining their use. Some will scratch very easily, so while they may hold up to the pressure of being underfoot, they will quickly lose their shine. Others are not meant to withstand pressure; a high heel put down firmly may crack the tile and ruin the floor.

That said, there are several types of glass tiles that can be used safely in a floor setting. Iridescent mosaics make an excellent floor tile in bathrooms and other low-traffic areas, for example. Some types of hand poured glass can also be used on floors, provided that care is taken with tiles that have sharp, cut edges.

Color-backed tiles, meaning that the color is painted onto the back of the tile, tend to do the worst in a floor setting. These tiles are usually rated for wall use only, and if you do place them on the floor it should be as an accent or border only.

Some newer glass tiles are being combined with resins into large format tiles perfect for use on the floor. These tiles do not look like traditional glass tiles, however, and more resemble quartz or glass countertops. These are usually a green building material, however, and therefore are a good choice for homeowners wanting an eco-friendly floor tile that has some sparkle and interest to it.

If you’re wondering if the glass tile you’ve picked out could be used on the floor, be sure to ask us at Century Tile. We are happy to help with questions about tile, if it is floor rated, and if so where the most appropriate placement for the tile. Feel free to ask!

Beautiful Glass Tile Flooring for the Ultimate in Design

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile

 

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.

 

 

 

Product Spotlight: Caprice

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Kitchen and Bath, Product Education, Tile

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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.

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Crimson Blend

Crimson Blend

Ice White

Ice White

Kinetic Khaki

Kinetic Khaki

Mink Blend

Mink Blend

Vanilla Blend

Vanilla Blend

Whisper Green

Whisper Green

A Kitchen Backsplash Before and After Reveal

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Hints and Advice, Kitchen and Bath, Tile, Tips

Before adding a backsplash

Are you deciding whether or not to add or update a backsplash? Perhaps it’s your kitchen backsplash, but you’re still on the fence about making such a big change.  Take a look at the photos below and see if they give you any inspiration.

This particular kitchen looks great before adding a backsplash.  Most people would love the kitchen just how it is and not think twice that a design element, like a backsplash, is even needed.  This space looks complete.

photo 4However, if you continue to scroll down, you can see just how big of a difference  a backsplash can make in a space.  The glass mosaic tile added to the background of the kitchen really adds depth to the kitchen design.  Before the kitchen looked great, and now the kitchen has a wow factor and really brings the kitchen alive.  This backsplash looks beautiful with the wood cabinets. granite countertop, and stainless steel appliances.

The backsplash’s purpose isn’t only to add color or richness to the kitchen, but it also provides protection.  A backsplash, in general, is placed  behind countertops and the stove to help protect the walls against food that might splash up against it.  Notice, that these homeowners decided to take the backsplash all the way up to the ceiling, behind the stove hood.  This is a great solution for what to with the space behind an exposed hood.

The backsplash also helps create an embellished window frame behind the sink.  As you can see, before the window is just there, but after the backsplash installation, the window trim pops and stands out much more.  If you like the glass tile option, learn more about glass tile and its pattern, color, and sizes options on our website.  Don’t forget, we’re here to help and if you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comment space below!

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Grand Opening: Our New Carpet Department

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in About Us, Carpet, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Events, Hardwood and Laminate, Installation, Sales and Promotions, Tile, Vinyl

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Come join us while we celebrate the grand opening of our NEW Carpet Department for our Mt. Prospect and Joilet locations!  This is an exclusive limited time only event so you don’t want to miss out!  It’s going on starting Saturday, March 9, 2013 until Monday, March 11, 2013.

Special Offers Include:

  • Save up to 70% off Porcelain, Ceramic, Stone, Glass, Engineered Wood, Laminate, and Vinyl Flooring.
  • 18 month special financing available.
  • Bonus Savings Certificate: You can take an additional $50 off your flooring purchase when you schedule a free pre-measure today.
  • Free labor and free carpet pad on every carpet purchase.
  • And so much more!

For more information and details, please visit our website here.

Our Mt. Prospect Location:

  • 915 E. Rand Rd. (At the intersection of Rand and E. Central Rds.)
  •  Store Hours: Sat. 8:00-6:00 Sun. 11:00-5:00 M-F 7:00-9:00
  • Contact Us: 847-392-4700

Our Joilet Location:

  • 1395 N. Larkin Ave.
  • Store Hours: Sat. 9:00-6:00 Sun. 11:00-5:00 M-F 8:00-9:00
  • Contact Us: 815-553-1800

Flooring Choices for the Powder Room

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Kitchen and Bath, Tile

What really is a modern powder room? This is said to be a small bathroom that has only a toilet and sink installed in it. It is mainly used as convenience for guests and is often strategically situated on the first floor. This is to ensure a space designated for your guests so they don’t have to walk up or down the stairs. Since this space is small, making any choice as far as decorating is concerned is always tough, especially when it has to do with flooring choices for the powder room.

Yes, agreed that this space is small and is just for the guests’ use but you can still make it elegant and welcoming without breaking the bank. When it comes to the flooring of this space, there are several options available which includes but is not limited to the following:

Glass Tile: In using the glass tiles in the flooring of the powder room, it gives the user a spa feeling because of the soothing atmosphere that is created by translucent tiles. You can combine more than one color in these tiles to give the space interest and provide a more custom look.  Use patterns, too!  It’s not only great for a flooring choice, but you can also add detail to the powder room as a backsplash or along the wall.  Check out the photo above to for inspiration for adding this type of detail to this space.  If you would like more information on this trend, please visit our website to learn more about glass tile.

Ceramic Tile: Have you ever considered this option when it comes to flooring choices for the powder room? It’s a great choice because it is durable and if maintained well, can last for many years.  Ceramic is also known to be moisture resistant, which is perfect for bathrooms and powder rooms since they tend to have more moisture in their atmosphere.

Depending on your taste and budget, other choices include but not limited to heated tiles, hardwood, limestone, marble, granite and even vinyl.

There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Carpet, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Christmas, Design and Decorating

A roaring fire, chestnuts roasting, cookies baking in the oven and snow falling outside. Yes, it’s holiday time again and you know what that means. Your family is about to descend on your home. Now is the time to make those home improvements that have been on your to-do list forever. Rest assured, we have your back and even better, we have several great products on sale!

The Distinctive Laminate flooring collection from the Allure Collection is a great way to add value to your home. Laminate flooring brings a rich and elegant look while it “lives” worry free. This beautiful alternative to traditional hardwood flooring is perfect for anyone who is budget conscious, time crunched and style savvy.

Have you been dreaming of brightening up the backsplash in your kitchen, or adding a pop of color to your bathroom? Glass tiles are the perfect way to add a new design element. They can be mixed and matched with any ceramic wall tile to add depth and interest to your chosen area.

Carpet tiles are perfect for a basement or rec room are also being featured during our Holiday Sale. They can also be replaced by individual tile, so no need to replace the entire room’s worth of carpet! How great is that?!?

To learn more about how to make a few home improvements before the holidays please visit us and see our great holiday deals! We are here waiting to help make your home more beautiful than ever – just in time for those delicious family dinners, caroling and decking the halls.

Tile 101: Glass Tile

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile

Deciding to use tile only starts you on the process of choosing your home’s options. There are so many kinds of tile, and each has its special appeal and challenges. Let’s take a look at your choices, starting with glass tile.

Glass is a relatively new material for tile. It’s more common in contemporary homes, but people are starting to recognize its value in adding drama to traditional spaces also. It’s most often used as a kitchen backsplash or in a small bathroom. The vivid colors and personality of glass makes it just the right choice when you want a small space to stand out.

Glass rectangles and squares in smaller sizes lend themselves to a mosaic effect. The rich variety of colors and tones creates an opportunity to develop an art look to a wall or backsplash. Metallic tiles also work well with glass because they both have a glossy finish.

Glass is not as durable as other types of tile, which makes it unsuitable for floors. It will scratch and crack when abused. It also requires special installation techniques and materials. Make sure your installer has worked with glass and understands its unique requirements. And don’t try to install it yourself – it’s worth the cost of an experienced professional.

Recycled glass provides the same style impact while meeting green home goals. Altogether, you will be amazed at the variety and drama available with glass. Consider adding it to your home’s tile plans.

Stay tuned for more posts in this series!