Monday, August 8, 2011

Difference Between Marble And Travertine Part I

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Marble installation in Boynton Beach

The Exposure To The Weather Will Determine The Type Of Floor You Should Get
When looking at adding or changing your present floor in your home or office there are some choices available today. 

The final pick you make on the type of materials and style of flooring will be dependent on a number of factors that can alter your decision.

Choosing Between Marble and Travertine Should Depend On Location Of The Floor

There are so many similiarities and differences between marble and travertine, and that should be taken into account when resolving on the material for your flooring.

Before making any final decision, you should consider the location of the installation, regular care and foot traffic. 

Many householders will want the look of marble or travertine but do not want to deal with the hassle of regular maintenance or yearly preservation.

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Difference Between Marble And Travertine - Part II

Travertine installation in Boca Raton
Marble Flooring Options Are Not For Everyone
Marble floors have become more common and is not an option for the wealthy only. Marble Flooring is a long lasting material and have become popular in both cool and warm climates, and can be found in households with kids and pets. It will add a great amount of value to your home giving a personal touch to it. 

Different vein patterns and colors are available for marble floors so that you are sure to find a flooring material suitable for your home or office. Keep in mind that marble floors must be professionally installed and maintained regularly due to its porous nature and can stain easily if not sealed the right way.

Travertine Has become Well Used For Centuries As A Building Material
It is apparent in some Roman structures including the famous Coliseum in Rome. It is one of the more popular natural stone options when constructing patios and garden paths. Travertine is known for its pitted holes and troughs in the surface and can be bought either as its natural form or filled by a professional. 

Travertine floors can be polished in varying degrees from non-reflective to add warmth and gentleness to your home or highly polished to add that gleam and hard finish to any business office. Sealer should be added to travertine floors in order to keep it from absorbing too much moisture through the natural holes and crevices in the material.

The Mortar Mixture Should Be Cautiously Prepared On The Installation Of Marble Or Travertine Because of The Wheight
When installing both marble and travertine floors there are some things to consider. Both natural stones are rather heavy and demand a stronger mortar mix since it needs to support the weight of the stones as opposed to what you may require for a lighter material such as ceramic tiles. 

To avoid moisture to get inside the stones through its holes, marble as well as travertine should definitely be sealed.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Tips For Picking Out The Type Of Tile For Your Bathroom Walls Installation - Part I

Look how beautiful is this! Bathroom remodeling in Delray Beach

Tiles Wall Brings A Warm Look To Your Bathroom 
There are various Hints to Choose the Type of Tile That Goes in Your  Bathroom Walls. Your bathroom is the most versatile room in your  home, so it is only natural to want to redo your bathroom walls  with new ceramic Tile Walls which will not only give the illusion of a  larger bathroom but one that will also make people feel more  comfortable.
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Use Your Creativeness And Design The Design You Want Your Tiles To Be Laid 
Colors can give a mood to a room and give the illusion that is is bigger that it is. Tiling an whole bathroom will take different types of tiles as well as different colors.Light pastels will create a warm  mood, and help to increase the light which is reflected from the  window and the overhead lights. You do not have to stick to the  traditional red, white, and black tiles as you once were.Be creative and use small tiles and new patters of your own, or you can even copy something you have see in a magazine.
Ceramic Tile Installer in West Palm Beach

Pick Out Wisely The Ceramic Tile You Plan To Install In Your Bathroom
Tiles come in different thicknesses and density as well. Choose the tiles  so that the tiles with the higher density will be put in on the floor,  where the traffic is heavy.Tiles with lighter density should be used for walls. There are even lighter tiles that can be put up above these on the walls.

Tips For Picking Out The Type Of Tile For Your Bathroom Walls Installation - Part II

Some Tile Are Made For Wall Installment Only

Bathroom remodeling in Boca Raton
Marble 4x8 with designs  in Palm Beach

For instance ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles are particularly made for showers and sinks, but you can also find ones made of natural stones such as granite and marble, as well as glass and metal tiles. Travertine Tile Walls look almost like  marble, however, travertine is one step before the evolution to marble.  It can be polished to a high luster, and installed in your Tile Bathroom  for much less money than regular marble.

Give Your Bathroom A Sophisticated Look With Glass Tiles
Today, many people are selecting glass Tile Walls. They can be made  to look like Aztec or Roman and Egyptian mosaics. You can get numerous  idea of these mosaics from your local home improvement store, or by  searching the internet, to see what other people have done with Tile  Bathrooms.

You Will Find Unbelievable Wall Tile Deals Online
Some home contractors use the internet to purchase Tile Bathroom  supplies. They can get them for less money and add the regular real  estate market price to the completed home which has Tile Walls and Tile  Bathroom floors.

Ceramic Tile Installer in Boca Raton
Bathroom Remodeling in Boynton Beach

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What You Should Expect From Your Marble Installer For Guaranteed Work -Part I

Travertine installed in South Florida
done by Zion Stone & Marble

Before you set out to hire anyone for a Marble installer in South Florida, you are going to want to make sure that you have a fairly good understanding of the process of the work, including materials and tools used and the prep work that will need to be done. 

You might think that this should not be your concern, after all, that is why you are hiring someone else. However, you are paying someone to do a job that you do not want to do, you are not paying them to think and make decisions for you.

In order to make sure that you are staying in charge and that you are going to end up with exactly what you wanted, then you are going to have to make sure that you are educating yourself on what you should be expecting from the marble installation company services. 

When you do not do this, there is a chance that installation will not be done properly and then you might just end up with a bigger mess on your hands than you originally started with.

One of the first things that you are going to want to expect is an installer that has been doing this kind of work for many years. 

The last thing you would want is to have someone that is brand new at this type of work. Since you probably do not have the time, patience or money to allow your floors to be used as a training ground, you want to ask for references and a detailed description of the natural stone installer experience.


What You Should Expect From Your Porcelain Tile Installer For Guaranteed Work -Part II

Another thing you want to do is to ask your ceramic tile installer just how he or she will prepare the substrate. If your installer is sketchy with this information, you will want to look for other help. It is vitally important to make sure that the substrate is going to be properly cleaned because all of the oil, moisture,paint and dirt that has built up over time can really get in the way of the tiles being adhered to the substrate. 

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Installing Porcelain tile in South Florida
The substrate will also need to be double checked for being level. If the substrate is not completely flat or level, an flatten on the substrate will be necessary. Once that is completed, a waterproofing layer will need to be added. Since you are most likely having the ceramic tile company services install tile in moist places, such as an outdoor patio, kitchen or bathroom, you are going to need that additional protection.

Porcelain tile installer in Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac

Believe it or not, there are some ceramic tile installer professionals that simply want to sweep the substrate and then start laying the tile. If you get the feeling that this is what your installer has in mind, it is time to start looking for help from another person or company. 

Even though you are hiring someone else for the job, it is ultimately up to you to make sure that it is being done right. After all, at the end of the day, when the ceramic tile installer leaves, you are the one that is left with the tile and if it is not up to your standards, you are the one that pays the price.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why Zions Stone & Marble? Part I


We set:
Ceramic tile
- travertine - granite - marble - porcelain - saltillo -  mosaic tile - glazed tile - slate - slab - flagstone - tumbled stone - glass tile in all sizes, shapes & designs. 

We also float and waterproof all kind of surfaces such as floors, walls, ceilings, counter tops & backsplash.
Zion Stone & Marble is highly experienced in complete bathroom remodeling.

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Ceramic Tile Installation in Pembroke Pines

For 11 years we've doing nothing but working with ceramic tile related jobs. As part of our complete package we have a vast experience in installation of:

 Hardiebacker - Durock (cement board) - glass block - shower pan

Also travertine-Slate-Natural Stone. The list goes on and on: entryways, patios, store fronts, hallways or lobbies, fire places. You name it, we tile it. Custom residential and commercial designs.

Don't forget that our specialty is in complete Bathroom Remodeling. Showers, including shower pan installation, glass blocks and much more. Pick your dream bathroom from your favorite magazine and we will build it for you for a fraction of the cost with the precision a master.