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Keeping Tile Installations Clean

Keeping Tile Installations Clean Whether it’s the floor, wall, backsplash, tub, or shower, keeping tile installations clean has been a long-standing subject in the tile community.  A question that raises quite a few complaints.  There are a host of causes behind these complaints with many products on the market that claim to promote clean tile and grout if properly applied.  So what are the basics?  Let’s start with tile. Glazed tile  is naturally easier to clean than unglazed tile.  Covered by a clear coat, there are very few things that cannot be easily removed from glazed tile.  Because a clear…

Before and After the cleaning process, Geneva (G-400400-A5-MA82) metal tile, GOJO and a clean paint brush.

How to Clean Metal Tile

How to clean Metal Tile As an employee at Metal Coat Tile and Signs and it didn’t take long  to learn the most asked question is “How do I clean my tile? What do I use?” Even though the process had been explained to me, I wanted to experience the process for myself. I went to our warehouse manager and he talked me through the process. Then left me in my little corner to clean away. I was relived to see how easy cleaning the tile. Supplies recommended: GOJO hand cleaner, a clean paintbrush and a clean soft cloth. Step 1: Apply GOJO generously to the metal tile using the…

US Craftsmanship

For many, Labor Day means a day off from work and the end of summer.  But why do we call it Labor Day?  Celebrated as a national holiday in America since 1894, Labor Day was originally set aside as a day for labor unions to pay tribute to working men and women.  With labor unions reaching an all time high in the 1950’s when about 40 percent of the work force belonged to unions, the day of celebration included large picnics, parades, top-notch speakers and was full of festivities.  Today with a union workforce around 14%, Labor Day isn’t nearly…

Fruit Basket Bronze Metal Tile Install, with Light Travertine Stone

Artisan Tiles – An Inexpensive Work of Art for Your Home

Artisan Tiles – An Inexpensive Work of Art for Your Home Since ancient times, handmade decorative Tile Art was an important expression of fine sense in design and decor.   Palaces and houses alike were traditionally adorned with decorative tile creating beautiful works of art.   With a richness and unique beauty, art tiles were made by hand for hundreds, even thousands of years.  Today, handcrafted tiles are the exception. Naturally, handmade tile can be pricier than machine-made tile.  However, handcrafted tile doesn’t have to be thought of as a big expense.  In fact, artisan tiles can add a special touch to any tile…