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    Different Types of Natural Stone

    Last updated 6 years ago

    With their unique appearance and extreme durability, natural stone tiles are a great choice for almost any room in the home. If you are looking for an easy way to add a layer of luxury to your floor, then choose natural stone. Stone tiles are strong, easy to maintain, and beautiful in a way that only natural materials can be. Better yet, they come in a wide variety:

    • Travertine: A lighter-colored natural stone, Travertine comes in shades of white, tan, and cream. This natural limestone is used to construct many buildings in Italy, so it can give your home a Mediterranean flare. Travertine’s surface is full of tiny pitted holes, so you can either choose to get it filled or keep it unfilled.
    • Marble: A popular choice among many consumers, marble tile provides the home with a traditional, classic look. This stone is incredible easy to keep clean. It also has a higher conductivity to heat, which is helpful during the cold New Jersey winters. Marble also deflects allergens, which will help reduce problems with allergies in your home.

    • Granite: A great choice for bathroom tile, granite is one of the strongest of the natural stones. Granite is not as susceptible to wear and tear, so it continues to look like new even after years of use.
    • Slate: Found in a variety of styles, shapes, and textures, slate can be used anywhere in the home. Since the slate is often a darker color and does not show stains as well, it is a great choice for kitchen tile.
    • Onyx: For a tile that feels softer underfoot, choose onyx. Each piece of onyx tile is beautiful and unique, which will add a new dimension to your décor. Onyx can be found in many shades, so it fits well into any interior design.

    Standard Tile is New Jersey’s premium tile store. With a great selection of natural stone and ceramic tile, we can help you find the perfect flooring for your home. Call (888) 903-0998 to learn more. 

     

    What is Porcelain and Why Does It Make Such Great Tile?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Although porcelain tile is used as flooring in many homes, most consumers don’t understand exactly what it is. Use this guide to learn more about porcelain and why it makes such an ideal tile for your kitchen and bathrooms:

    How Porcelain Is Formed: Since porcelain is made from finely ground sand, it is extremely durable. By placing it under extreme heat and pressure, the sand eventually takes the form of a glass-like material. Since porcelain tile is very dense and absorbs less than 0.5% of water, it is similar in properties to ceramic tile. The low water absorption rate of porcelain tile makes it very difficult to stain.

    Color Variation: Porcelain was once a solid-colored floor tile material, yet with a special glaze, porcelain tile can now be found in many different colors. Choose one that complements your décor and adds a unique aesthetic value to your home. Since they can be found in different colors, you can find the perfect shade for many rooms in the home.

    Durability: Although porcelain tile is very similar to ceramic tile, it is different as well. Porcelain is a much more durable floor material and will not crack easily, which makes it great for cold climates.

    Come to Standard Tile to see how porcelain tiles can work for you. As the largest wholesale and retail tile distributor in New Jersey, we can help you get the best tile for each room of your home. To learn more, visit us online or call (888) 903-0998.

    Tips for Installing Ceramic Tile, How to Clean Grout and More!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Would you like to learn more about stone tile or grout? Take a look at these great resources for more information on all things tile-related:

    • This article from ServiceMagic.com provides information about some of the different stone tile textures.

    Find out more about the different types of tile available for your home by calling Standard Tile at (888) 903-0988.

     

    The Benefits Offered by Stone Tile

    Last updated 6 years ago

    With home improvement projects on the rise, it’s no surprise that more and more people are beginning to turn their attention to the floors in their homes. Many do-it-yourselfers think that they can only afford ceramic tile for their kitchens, bathrooms, or living rooms. But thanks to the growing affordability of stone tile, it’s easy to add luxury and style to any room in your home. Why choose stone tile? To answer that question, let’s look at just a few of the benefits offered by this material:

    • Greater Durability – Because it is so dense, stone tile is extremely hard to crack. Moreover, one of the biggest benefits of natural stone tile over fiberglass or ceramic tile is that if a stone tile is damaged then it will be much easier to repair than a glazed tile.
    • Wider Variety – Another factor which attracts many homeowners to stone tile is the incredible variety of materials, colors, finishes, and textures that stone has to offer. For instance, stone tiles may come polished, chiseled, honed, brushed, cleft, tumbled, or flamed. That’s why natural stone can easily fit into your home’s décor. 


    • Natural Beauty – The innate beauty of stone tile will infuse any room in your home with unmatched luxury and style. And because these tiles tend to have natural designs engraved in them, they will make your home unique as well. 
    • Lower Maintenance – Natural stone tiles such as slate, marble, limestone, and granite are incredibly easy to clean and maintain—in most cases, all it takes is a household cleaner and a sponge.

    To learn more about the benefits of stone tile, contact Standard Tile today. No matter what surface you’re tiling, we have the materials you need to complete the job—what else could you expect from New Jersey’s largest tile store? For more information, call (888) 903-0998.

    Congratulations to Celeste DiGisco, the Winner of the iPad 2 Promotion!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Standard Tile would like to congratulate Celeste for winning the iPad 2 promotion! We hope  you enjoy your new iPad 2 Celeste!

    Celeste won the ‘iPad 2 Giveaway’ promotion we sponsored to say a big THANK YOU to all of our social media followers!

    Be sure to check back regularly for new promotions, we’re always trying to find new ways to show appreciation to our fans and followers!

    If you are a New Jersey homeowner looking to use tile for your next home improvement project, or are an architect or contractor looking for a wholesale tile distributor, then contact Standard Tile today. Call (888) 903-0998 to find out which of our seven store locations is nearest you.




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