Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • How to Deal with Shade Variation in Porcelain and Ceramic Tile?


    How to Deal with Shade Variation in Porcelain and Ceramic Tile?

    Did you know that you can expect to find shade variation in porcelain and ceramic tile?

    It's not a defect. Rather, it's part of the porcelain and ceramic tile manufacturing process.

    And, as printing on tile has gotten more sophisticated, you'll find greater ranges in patterns and shades incorporated into the design so as to better emulate what you find in natural stone or wood. In other words, you should definitely expect to find shade variation.
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  • How To Select a Tile Installation Contractor?


    How To Select a Tile Installation Contractor?Wondering how to select a tile installation contractor for your next bathroom, kitchen or floor remodel? You're in luck!

    We've come across three very helpful tip sheets from the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) on what to look for when deciding on a tile installer to transform your dream into reality.
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  • How Inkjet Technology Has Transformed Ceramic and Porcelain Tile


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    Inkjet technology has truly transformed ceramic and porcelain tile. Not only has it made possible more realistic reproductions of other surface materials (i.e., wood, stone or brick), but those reproductions also feel real because the printing includes texture.

    To better understand how printing on tile has evolved, we caught up with two experts in inkjet technology: George E. Muniz and Sergio Barro.
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  • New Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Arrivals: Venice, Clast, Deck, Linho, Sienna and Decape Series


    New Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Arrivals: Venice, Clast, Deck, Linho, Sienna and Decape Series

    When you next visit Tile Outlets of America, you're in for a treat! We have new porcelain and ceramic tile arrivals. More specifically, six new series to share with you: Venice, Clast, Deck, Linho, Sienna and Decape.

    Ready to learn about them?

    Six New Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Arrivals!

    I'm very excited about these six new tile series. They range in look from travertine and marble-like, to a linen-...

  • What is Rectified Tile and Why Does It Matter for Your Tile Installation?


    What is Rectified Tile and Why Does It Matter?

    Let's imagine that you fall in love with two ceramic or porcelain tiles that look similar. One tile is rectified; the other is not. How do you choose? In this article, we'll explain what rectified tile is and why it matters to you for your tile installation.

    What is Rectified Tile?

    When you shop Tile Outlets of America, you will find rectified porcelain tile. Although the te...