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    Cleaning Your Porcelain Tile

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Porcelain tiles offer a beautiful look for your kitchen, bathroom, or hallway. It is also popular due to its ability to resist both moisture and staining. Regular maintenance helps to keep your tiles looking nice and shiny. Keep reading for a few tips on cleaning your porcelain tile.

    Polished
    The way you should maintain your porcelain tile depends on the type of tile you have. However, regardless of type, you should start the cleaning process by sweeping and vacuuming up loose dirt and debris from the surface of the tile. When it comes to cleaning polished or glazed tile, you can then use a dust mop, followed by a mop that has been dampened with hot water. Use a cleanser of your choice and then one last mopping with hot water. Be sure to dry the tiles thoroughly with a microfiber cloth or towel, and use cheesecloth to buff the tile for increased shine.

    Unpolished
    When it comes to cleaning unpolished porcelain tile, it helps to work in small sections. Using either a commercial cleaner or a solution of vinegar and water, cover a square of about two to four feet and let it soak in for five minutes. Carefully scrub the section of tile with a brush with soft bristles and then rinse away the cleaning solution with hot water. Then use a towel or microfiber cloth to dry off the surface of the tiles.

    Textured
    Like unpolished porcelain tiles, textured tiles should soak in a vinegar and water mixture for five to ten minutes before you begin to scrub. Scrub along the direction of the tile as well as diagonally using a soft bristle brush. Then rinse the tiles with hot water and use a damp mop for the last coating. Finally, clean excess water with a microfiber cloth or towel.

    Are you in the market for high quality porcelain tile? Call Tile For Less Washington at (206) 701-6980 to learn about our discount marble, glass, ceramic, and porcelain tile. We serve the Seattle and Bothell areas. Please feel free to visit our website for more information about our services.

    Quick Tips for Cleaning Grout

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Tiles can do wonders for your bathroom, kitchen, or entryway, but the proper maintenance is required in order to enjoy its beautiful look for the long term. One key component of this maintenance is cleaning grout. Read on for a few quick tips for cleaning grout.

    It is wise to begin with the mildest cleaning method; if the mild solution is not strong enough, work your way up from there. Lighter stains or preventative maintenance can be handled with warm water and a brush with stiff bristles. If you need something stronger, try covering the grout lines with baking soda and water and then add vinegar and scrub. In the case of extremely dirty grout, you can use a commercial cleaner and chlorine bleach. However, it is important to note that too much exposure to these cleaners can erode the grout.

    For more tips for cleaning grout, talk to the tiling professionals at Tile For Less Washington. We provide cheap tiles in the Bothell and Seattle areas. You can find out more information about our services by visiting our website or calling us at (206) 701-6980. If you live in the area, feel free to stop by and meet with us today.

    A Look at Some Popular Bathroom Tile Trends

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Tiles come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and materials and they enjoy many practical applications. Certain types of tiles tend to be associated with a bathroom environment. Here is a look at some popular bathroom tile trends.

    Glass
    One type of tile that comes in a range of different colors and finishes is glass. This customizability makes glass tiles great for various purposes and they can be used in numerous situations. Glass tiles are perfect for accentuating the theme of the bathroom, but they can also be used to create the theme by covering full walls. Consider using glass tiles on a backsplash or lining the shower walls with tiles. These tiles provide a unique aesthetic that cannot be achieved with other types of tiles or flooring.

    Metal
    Tiles that are made of metal are also available in a variety of finishes. They fit right in when installed in traditional or contemporary bathrooms, especially when they adorn the backsplash. Metal tiles have an interesting and pleasant look to them, and the potential for creating designs with small tiles is limitless. Stainless steel is a popular choice when it comes to designing your bathroom with metal tiles, with satin and brushed as the typical finishes. You can add color and additional visual appeal by using copper or bronze tiles in your bathroom.

    Porcelain
    Although hardwood floors may look gorgeous, the bathroom is typically not the best location for such a flooring choice; this is due to the way that the wood reacts in moist environments. Fortunately, you can obtain this look in other ways, such as with porcelain tiles. This option will provide the great aesthetic value that wood offers but with the maintenance benefits of porcelain; porcelain is especially suitable for the bathroom because it resists moisture.

    For more information about popular bathroom tile trends contact Tile For Less Washington or visit our website. We provide high quality tiles in the Seattle and Bothell areas. If you would like to know more about our services, please feel free to stop in today or give us a call at (206) 701-6980.

    A Homeowner's Guide to Selecting New Tile

    Last updated 29 days ago

    When it comes time to change things up in your bathroom or kitchen, tile tends to be a popular choice. Watch this video for a homeowner’s guide to selecting new tile.

    Not only are tiles appropriate for different rooms in the house, they can also be used in different applications. Counters, floors, and backsplashes can all bear tiles to create a pleasant and unique aesthetic. Natural stones are among the most visually pleasing, but they can be expensive. Tile installation should be left to professionals in order to ensure that the job is done right.

    If you are in the market for new tile, call Tile For Less Washington at (206) 701-6980. We are proud to provide the Bothell and Seattle areas with a multitude of different high quality tiles. Are you interested in learning more about our services? Feel free to visit our website or stop in and meet with us today.

    Design Inspiration for Your White Marble Countertops

    Last updated 1 month ago

    An elegant countertop material that can be incorporated into a multitude of classic and modern interior design styles, white marble is a great choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops. If you know that you want to use white marble but do not yet have a design style or color scheme in mind for your construction or renovation project, read up on a few trendy white marble designs for some inspiration for your project.

    White Marble, White Wood, White Walls
    When kept clean, white surfaces can give a kitchen a pristine air in a way that no other surface color can. If you like white surroundings and have centerpieces, cookbooks, or something else that you plan to display in order to add color to the kitchen, consider going for the all-white scheme. White marble tile floors and countertops, whitewashed wood cabinets, and white walls can help you make appliances, kitchen accessories, and selected decor stand out.

    White Marble, Wood Trim
    Virtually all natural woods look good against a clean, white backdrop. Consider adding wooden bar stools and wooden cabinetry to your kitchen to balance the white color and give your home or office building a classic look and a natural feel.

    White and Dark
    White marble countertops and cabinets look good with black, dark blue, and dark brown appliances and finishes. If you are looking for a balanced, modern color scheme in your home, a mix of white marble countertops and dark colored decor and appliances should suit you just fine.

    White and Bright
    Another popular design trend that is likely to stick around for a while is sheer white mixed with elements of a bright warm color or two. Orange, red, and yellow all have the potential to accent white marble and other white design features in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

    Featuring Carrara and Calacatta marble, the natural stone tiles at Tile for Less can help you pull off one of the design ideas discussed above or whatever idea you have been inspired to pursue. If you live in Seattle or Bothell, WA, visit our tile shop for a first-hand look at our tile selection. We are confident that you will find the perfect white marble for your project. To learn more about our services, give us a call at (206) 701-6980.



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