Brush up Your Knowledge
A mosaic is defined as an inlay design pattern with smaller tiles. Individual mosaic patterns vary greatly, featuring a multitude of different materials, colors, and shapes. Popular materials include glass, natural stone, metal, and porcelain.
What maintenance does mosaic require?
Mosaic is low maintenance. It’s stain resistant and easy to clean, using almost any cleaning agents.
Some of the Types of Tiles:
⦁ Porcelain Tiles
⦁ Ceramic Tiles
⦁ Metal Tiles
⦁ Quarry Tiles also called terracotta tiles
⦁ Mosaic Sheets
⦁ Cement Tiles
⦁ Wood Look
⦁ Vinyl Tiles
⦁ Linoleum Tiles
⦁ Cork Tiles
⦁ Pebble Tiles
What is the basic difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles?
Porcelain tile is harder than ceramic and offers greater flexibility. Although both are made from clay, the clay used to make porcelain tile is more refined and purified. It’s fired at a higher temperature and greater pressure, resulting in an extremely dense and hard material.
Which materials are best for making kitchen cabinets?
Kitchen cabinets are mostly made from wood and wood-based materials. The most popular of these materials include: hardwood, plywood, and medium-density fiberboard.
Care and Maintenance
What products should I use to clean my tile?
We recommend using a non-acidic, anti-bacterial cleaner for porcelain as well as natural stone materials.
How do I prevent staining on my natural stone tiles and grout?
The first step to protect your investment is to seal the stone with the right sealer. Once this has been done, remember to use a PH balanced cleaner.
Never clean with any type of acidic cleaner as this could strip the sealer over time. Acid can also etch polished natural stone.
How to prevent termites on bedroom furniture?
Once the raw piece of furniture is fabricated by the, it is recommended that you apply an anti-termite chemical or use a wood preservative on the surface. Allow the plywood to dry for at least 6-8 hours and then finish it with laminate. This treatment provides good resistance to termites.
What does rectified edges represent?
A tile that has been “rectified” has had all its edges mechanically finished in order to achieve a more precise dimension. The process involves cutting or grinding a tile to a specific size.
Following installation guidelines must be followed to assure a pleasing result –
⦁ As the size of the tile increases, the flatness becomes even more critical.
⦁ Setting materials specifically designed to support large sizes must be used.
⦁ Running bond or brick joint patterns require a maximum offset of 33%
⦁ Grout joint widths must be at least 1/8” for rectified tile.
⦁ Use a contractor experienced in installing large-sized tile.
How do you lay tile in a chevron pattern?
Choose long, thin rectangular tiles. Cut the short ends of the tile at 45-degree angles. Make sure to cut each end in a different direction. After finishing the cuts, you want a parallelogram shape, not a trapezoid. Those newly-angled ends will meet each other in a point. Line the tiles up end to end to get that signature zig-zag look.