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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tips for Cleaning Tile Floors

AW Eurostile offers the most beautiful tile in the New Jersey area. We can help you create a gorgeous space in your bathroom, kitchen or anywhere you desire. But now that your space is as beautiful as you hoped, you need to clean your new tile! To upkeep that beautiful look, we are providing you with tips for cleaning tile floors!
  •  Wash regularly and remove water as soon as possible
  • Rinse with a mild detergent
  • Vacuum regularly
  • Never wax ceramic floor tile
  • Clean all spills on floor to ensure that grouts are not discolored by the chemicals in the spills
  • Do not use ammonia-based cleaners, it will make the grout discolored
  • Non-epoxy grouts should be sealed twice per year with silicone based grout sealers. This will make sure that the spills do not affect the color of grout. The grout should be cleaned before application of silicone based sealer. If you do not do this, the spills will be sealed with the sealer.
Keep your tile floors looking as good as new with these tips! Looking for new tile floors? Come visit us in Shrewsbury or Ocean, NJ and check out our showrooms. “Like” AW Eurostile on Facebook to take a look at our past projects!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Add Style to your Home with Mosaics

Your home is completely remodeled the way you want—granite counter tops, hardwood floors, beautiful bathroom tile and backsplashes in your kitchen. But you’re still looking for that little something extra to add style, elegance and beauty. What better way to top off your finished home with a decorative accent or entire floor of mosaics? Our tile store, NJ, AW Eurostile, can provide you with gorgeous mosaics made with natural stone, marble and ceramic! Take a look at this beautiful bird mosaic we did!

If you want something like this or just want to add a little extra to your shower wall, Aw Eurostile would love to help you add mosaics to your home! “Like” us on Facebook to find out other ways we can help you turn your home from ordinary to extraordinary!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Choosing Your Kitchen Tile

Any home makeover can be taxing whether it is new floors for your living room, cabinets for your kitchen, or tile for your bathroom. There are many decisions to be made and steps to be taken in the process of renovation and it is easy to feel overwhelmed, but the finished product is something to get excited about!

The kitchen is the center of your home, a great place to add tile to make it your own! Adding tile will enhance the look of your space and allow you to add a touch of your unique style.

AW Eurostile offers many of your tiling and stone surface needs for your home renovations, and would like to share some tips on choosing kitchen tile.

Decide where the tile will be installed

Your kitchen is the one room in your house that can have several different types of tiles. When choosing kitchen tile, consider where it is going to go first. Glossy tile that goes on a wall will not be the same as flooring tile. The type of tile intended for your floor has to be safe to walk on, and a glossy floor tile could be unsafe to walk upon.

Kitchen tile can be placed as a backsplash behind a stove, or on the wall to the underside of the upper cabinets. Tile is popular material for the countertop as well.

Determine the difference between tiles

The different types of material for kitchen tile includes quarry, stone, cork, vinyl, bamboo, ceramic, porcelain and glass.

Vinyl, cork and bamboo are most commonly used in the floor. Quarry, ceramic and porcelain can be used for counters and floors. Glass tile is typically used for walls and backsplashes.

Know your budget

Just like anything, kitchen tile can be very expensive or inexpensive. Do your homework before making up your mind about the look you desire!

Consider your household’s lifestyle

For countertops, ceramic tile is durable and will hold up to heat from hot pans. It is also easy to clean and maintain. On the contrary, a ceramic tile can easily crack or chip. Determine if your family’s lifestyle matches the tile finish you choose.

When choosing a floor tile, it has to be durable enough to withstand heavy traffic, spilled foods, pets and cleaning supplies. Make sure that your purchase is indeed floor tile, and not wall tile, which will be too slippery for walking. Consider choosing a floor tile that has a slight raised pattern or texture to allow for a safer finish. For a classy look, try quarry tile. The clay and limestone based tile is fired to look like natural stone. Unfortunately if you’re on a budget, quarry tile is on the expensive side.

Tile backsplash

This is your chance to get creative! Since your backsplash does not get hit with heavy traffic, glossy, and painted tiles are a perfect fit! They still have to uphold during hot oil splatters, grease and cleaning, however.

Choose from porcelain, ceramic, glass metal or stone materials for a backsplash that will bring certain flair to your kitchen.

There are many different tiles to choose from that fit your budget and personal style. Consider these tips when choosing tile for your kitchen and visit us in Shrewsbury to pick out your perfect tile! “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date with AW Eurostile!