Grout Cleaning

Tile is beautiful, durable, and generally easy to clean, but cleaning grout? That’s a different story. Because of its (typically) light coloring and porous composition, grout is prone to staining. In a tiled entry or mudroom, dirt and grime are the usual culprits, while in the kitchen; spills are more likely to blame. Soap, mold, and mildew meanwhile make it difficult to maintain clean grout in bathrooms. Fortunately, white grout is possible using only common household products and a bit of elbow grease. With any cleaning project, it’s always best to start off with the mildest cleaning solution. When in doubt about a grout cleaner, test it in a hidden spot such as the lines behind or under an appliance, for example. Do not use an all-purpose cleaner. Please do not use ammonia, as it will discolor the grout.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Tile Care

Are you looking for ways to keep your tile looking new? Below are some suggestions that will ensure your tile not only looks great but withstands the test of time. If you have any questions on tile, please feel free to contact us at Fairfax Floors (941) 342-1877 or visit our website at www.sarasota-flooring.com for…

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Pietra Art Ledgerstone

Florida Tile recently announced Pietra Art Ledgerstone, a hand-assembled, three-dimensional wall tile panel made from the finest natural stone. Made from slate and crosscut or vein-cut marble and travertine; Pietra Art Ledgerstone is available in 16 colors and offers a choice of either honed or splitface finishes in most colors. All colors are available in…

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Karastan

A company known as Karastan has a long tradition of offering carpets and rugs for the luxury market, the venerable brand has begun to reach out to a younger demographic as well. Among a group of patterns designed to appeal to that younger consumer demographic, Karastan’s Artistic Charm is a transitional linen look and for…

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HomerWood Hardwood Flooring

While there’s no shortage of beautiful hardwood flooring across showrooms and store shelves, one company that’s enjoyed continued success is HomerWood Hardwood Flooring, a subsidiary of Armstrong Flooring and offers customized, premium hardwood flooring, hand finished and textured. In addition to providing support to retailers and building partnerships, the company has also focused on launching…

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Living with color

Living with color In a world of color, we are all impacted in ways we sometimes can’t possibly imagine. It’s no secret that gray has been a major player in the fashion and interiors world, and that is not changing anytime soon. I have seen, however, a shift towards more and more vivid colors, practically…

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Bold, unique patterns trend for tile

Bold, unique patterns trend for tile Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Large wood look tiles are becoming more mainstream, shown here in MSI’s Aspenwood collection. The trend toward natural looks continues with wood visuals in longer and wider planks — A look already well received by homeowners and installers alike. “At first, 6 X 24 planks…

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