"It's no longer hip to be square"
Decorative ceramic tile, custom hand made tile for unlimited possibilities
All of our tiles are 100% handmade ceramic tiles that are made in the USA. Everything is 100% custom made at the time of the order, per our customers specifications.
You have the choice of loose tiles or film MOUNTED!
Yes, all of our tiles are safe for showers and floors. They are fully vitrified.
Yes and No. No tiles should be used in a cold climate on cement surfaces that are shovel. Snow removal will chip ANY ceramic tile. If you live in a warm climate they are fine because they are fully vitrified.
If you use tiles outside in ANY climate, ALWAYS seal the concrete where they are set. This protects the concrete from molds forming beneath the tiles, resulting in popping tiles.
A tile that is "vitrified" is considered "glass-like. It has been processed in such a way that it has extremely low porosity and water absorption. This means it stain resistant and very strong. By having extremely low porosity, this makes our tiles frost-free.
At Tiles with Style, we use mid-fire porcelain/earthenware clay-bases. These clays must be fired to a specific temperature to be vitrified. We fire to a slightly higher temp to assure that the entire load of decorative ceramic tiles are fully vitrified.
Vitrified tiles have better mechanical strength. They can be used in a variety of temperatures, are scratch resistant, resistant to acid, alkali, and chemicals, and resistant to staining. Stones, such as marble or natural granite, terrazzo, etc. can stain, scratch, and chip.
Most wall tiles, Mexican clay tiles, and decorative tiles are not vitrified. Tiles that are not vitrified can absorb water over time and possibly breakdown.
Tiles with Styles decorative ceramic tiles ARE FULLY vitrified to last for several generations.
Always use a "sanded grout." Sanded grout is basically cement with sand and coloring that has been added to it to create a concrete like condition.
If you cannot find a specific color grout, for example blue, you can purchase a neutral tone sanded grout and some cement dye, mix them together and the result will be a custom grout color. Just make certain that you mix an ample amount of grout so you have overage. Otherwise you might not be able to mix up another batch that is exactly the same color.
I would recommend that you weigh the coloring agent prior to mixing, just in case you don't mix enough of the custom color sanded grout.
YES! Always seal the tile grout using a premium grade sealer. These can be purchased at any home improvement store. Buy a top quality sealant like a silicone or teflon sealer. Don't purchase a cheap water-base sealant. These need to be reapplied yearly...just too much work. Especially seal Ceramic tile stove backsplashes should be sealed to resist grease and food splashes!
You DO NOT have to seal the tiles! It's actually best that you don't. Some sealers can leave a residue.
I recommend 501 Impregnator. It's a top quality grout sealer and is available from Home Depot. It's available in a small blue plastic container.
YES! Please do! Nothing makes a nicer installation than using your grout color selection coordinate with you design. Below is a drawing that shows 3 colors of grout; PolyBlend Sand, Captain's Blue, and White mixed with Sand and Captain's Blue to get a turquoise color.
I want you to see an example of the studio layout, prior to grouting and the finished installation with grout. Look at the left picture; it lacks depth; the main focus is on the tree. This is because the background is the same color. Now look at the picture on the right; there is depth, unity, and a sense of peace. Breathe it in and enjoy.
Japanese Maple Tree of Life - "Hands of God"
This beautiful mosaic tile Tree of Life is made up of individual shaped tiles that comprise a Japanese Maple tree ceramic tile mosaic. It stands strongly alone in a green pasture with a flowing stream beneath it.
As you can see, this kitchen sink back splash ceramic tile design perfectly posed behind a sink/vessel, comes alive when installed; just like when our soul enters our vessel at birth.
The sky and tiled stream use a blue tile grout and the grassy area used a green ceramic tile grout to create depth.
Yes you can! Go to www.directcolors.com. You can purchase an additive there to use with White and Gray SANDED grouts. Specifically see their Concrete Pigment page. Blue colors are near the bottom of the page and include:
This is an example of a green concrete pigment that was added to a cream-based sanded grout...
"Our house remodel is almost complete and they finally finished grouting the coral reef today. www.DirectColors.com had the blue concrete pigment that you suggested on your website. It is a true work of art — probably our favorite part of the remodel! We really love it. Thanks for creating something we'll be proud of for a very long time!" R & M Hudson, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Everything is 100% custom, "yes", we make everything from scratch based on the customers unique specifications. Nearly any size, shape, color, texture, and thickness. We use medium fire clays for ALL residential and commercial applications.
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