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    How to Clean the Grout in Your Tile Flooring

    Last updated 2 days 17 hours ago

    Even if you scrub your tile floors every day, they won’t look spotless until you clean the grout. This is especially true if you have a light colored grout that shows dirt and stains easily. Fortunately, cleaning grout effectively is possible using only common household cleaning products and a bit of elbow grease. If you want to keep your tile floor looking spotless, here are some tips for cleaning the grout.

    Rinse and Brush
    The best way to start cleaning the grout is to get on your hands and knees and scrub the grout lines with a stiff-bristled brush and plain water. You can pick up brushes specifically designed for this purpose at your local tile store. Scrub the grout lines in a circular motion and let dry before you apply cleaning solutions.

    Use Household Cleaning Products
    If the brush and water trick doesn’t remove all of the stains, make a past of baking soda and water, cover the grout lines with the paste, and then spray on a mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water. Once the mixture stops foaming, scrub the grout lines as you did before and rinse with plain water.

    Cleanup Stains Immediately
    Now that your grout lines are looking like new, take precautions to keep them looking that way. One of the best ways to maintain your tile grout is to cleanup spills and stains as soon as they happen. The longer they sit, the deeper the stain will settle into the grout, and the harder it will be to get your grout looking like new again.

    Whether you are installing new tile flooring or want to refresh your old floors, come to Tile for Less. Our tile stores in Bothell and Seattle, WA carry everything you need to install and maintain beautiful tile floors, including one of the best selections of discount tile in the state. Visit our website to learn more about our cheap tile and tile flooring products, or call us at (206) 701-6980 to speak with one of our tile experts.

    Creating a Tile Mosaic

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Tile mosaics are beautiful centerpieces that can be used virtually anywhere in your home. Mosaics are most often used in the kitchen as a backsplash and outside as part of a garden or patio. The great part about mosaics is that there is no right or wrong way to create one—you simply use beautiful tiles and arrange them to your heart’s content until you create a unique and eye-catching pattern. To see how easy it is to create a tile mosaic, watch this short video from HGTV.

    If you want to create a tile mosaic of your own, come to Tile for Less. At our tile showrooms in Bothell and Seattle, WA, you’ll find a large selection of beautiful and affordable tiles that are perfect for indoor and outdoor mosaics. Our staff will help you select the best discount tile to use on your next mosaic project. If you have any questions, call us today at (206) 701-6980.

    Creating a High-End Bathroom Tile Design

    Last updated 16 days ago

    From the floors to the walls and even inside the shower, tile is everywhere inside modern bathrooms—and rightfully so. Tile is water resistant and remarkably easy to clean. It is also relatively cheap and can be used to achieve a number of designs, including premier and luxurious finishes. If you are trying to create a high-end bathroom design on a budget, here are some tips for creating the look you want using tile.

    Mismatch Shapes and Colors
    Although most luxury bathrooms featured in TV shows and magazines exhibit a fairly uniform design, modern luxury is embracing creativity, especially when it comes to tile. Experiment with unique combinations of tile and use various tile shapes to create a sense of spaciousness in your bathroom.

    Create a Focal Wall
    Speaking of space, a great way to add the illusion of more space inside your bathroom is to create a focal tile wall. The shower wall that contains the water fixtures is the ideal candidate for a tile niche. Continue the tile design over the shower curb and into the shower pan to visually expand the floor and keep your high-end bathroom looking sharp.

    Pay Attention to the Details
    The difference between a nice bathroom and a premium bathroom often lies in the smallest details. For example, pay close attention to where the tile starts and stops. If there isn’t a clean way to end the tiling on the floor, take it all the way up the wall. Also make sure all of the tiles are level, and that the grout is uniform.

    Here at Tile for Less, our goal is to help with all of your tile needs. Whether you are installing new tile floors, retiling your counters, or installing a new tile shower, we can help you utilize tile in the best way possible for a stunning bathroom design. Visit our website to browse our entire selection of discount ceramic and marble tile, stop by one of our showrooms in Seattle or Bothell, or call us at (206) 701-6980 if you have any question.

    Upgrading a Bathroom with a Tile Shower

    Last updated 23 days ago

    If you are looking for a quick way to upgrade your master bathroom, a tile shower can do just the trick. Full tile showers are the epitome of bathroom luxury, and they can even be a vessel for you to express your creative side. In this video from the HGTV series Don’t Sweat It, host Steve Watson explains how to use tile in the shower.

    If you want to find the best deals on discount tile in Washington for your new tile shower, visit Tile for Less. With tile showrooms in Seattle and Bothell, we are your source for cheap tile in Washington. See all of our discount tiles on our website, or call us at (206) 701-6980 to speak with one of our tile experts about your remodeling project.

    Using Tile to Create a Colorful Kitchen Focal Point

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you are looking for a creative and relatively inexpensive way to make your kitchen come alive, a tile backsplash may be just the thing. A tile backsplash can be as simple or as intricate as you’d like. You can use any colors and patterns you like, or you can replicate kitchen backsplashes you’ve seen at restaurants or on cooking shows. Of course, no one says that you have to stop at the backsplash. To really make your kitchen come to life, extend the backsplash design out a ways from the range.

    For tips on using tile to create a colorful focal point in your kitchen, come to Tile for Less. We have tile showrooms in Seattle and Bothell, WA, and each is staffed by the foremost tile experts. Visit our website to browse all of our discount tiles, or call us at (206) 701-6980 to speak with one of our tile experts



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