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It’s holiday season. New years is coming. The excitement of the season is at an all time high. You wake up in the morning and there is a fresh snowfall on the ground. You feel all warm and toasty inside. Then you get out of bed and step on to a cold floor. Mood changed.Continue reading “Heated Floors Warm Up The Winter, And Your Feet”
Let’s open this discussion with a vocabulary lesson. The word substrate means “an underlying substance or layer.” When a builder, designer or contractor speaks about a good substrate when it comes to flooring or tiling walls, we are referring to the surface in which we are building on. There are many different substrates in aContinue reading “The Perfect Substrate”
The moment has finally come. You walk into the room to take your first look at your newly completed project. Wow. It is the only word that comes to mind. Wow. It is such a new and refreshing look, a change from the mundane. The long hours of decision making, the savings, the designing, theContinue reading “The Attention to Detail”
One can make the argument, nothing beats the look of natural stone. There is just something about the look of a real marble floor, or travertine, or a granite counter top. No two stones are the same. Natural stone isn’t made in a factory or by a machine. It is cut from the earth itself,Continue reading “Natural Stone- The Do’s and Don’ts”
Grout can either make or break your tile design. Depending on the look you are going for, the color grout you choose can really make the tile pop, or make the whole design flop. Many customers tell us, “Just pick any grout color you think will look good.” Now luckily, we at Gotham Tile haveContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Grout”
The current pandemic has effected nearly everyone in the world in one way or another. There are people working from home, not working at all, or are on the front lines keeping the virus in check. During these uncertain times, household projects are mostly put on hold. But what happens if a home repair isContinue reading “Contractors and COVID-19”
You are tired of looking at the same old tile in your bathroom. Those 1″x1″ pink or blue floor tiles that was the look to have back in the 60s and 70s. That yellow glazed tub from 40-50 years ago. It’s time for an upgrade. Generally, you will run to Pinterest to get a fewContinue reading “Pricing Your Project”
A lot of customers ask us how we get the most un-level floors to be completely flat and level. There are a couple of tools, materials and tricks that help us achieve a nice level floor, even in the toughest situations. Here we will give some of those secrets away for you DIYers, and forContinue reading “Getting Your Floor Level”
The most common question we get is “what tile is better for my project, ceramic or porcelain?” The answer does vary by a couple factors. Where is the tile going? What is the foot traffic like in this area? Before we can make this decision, lets dive into what the actual difference is so weContinue reading “Ceramic vs Porcelain Tile”
Picking a contractor can be a stressful task. Who you allow in your home shouldn’t be an easy, pick the cheapest most inexpensive one kind of decision. You need to follow a few steps to put yourself at ease for who will be in your home, and the kind of product that will be delivered.Continue reading “Pick the right Contractor, the First Time”
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