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Bathtub-to-Shower Conversions

Tub-to-Shower Conversions By Tom Johnston, Co-Owner – Premier Tile & Stone        * * * A big part of our business is converting existing bathtubs to walk-in showers.  There are a number of reasons our clients ask us to help them with these projects.  Some...
Granite and Quartz

Granite and Quartz

Our customers frequently ask us about the pros and cons of granite and quartz for kitchen and bathroom vanity countertops. Is one really better than the other?

Tile Leveling Systems

Tile Leveling Systems

Larger format tiles are creating new challenges for installers. A number of tile leveling systems have been developed in recent years to help keep these larger tile lying flat on uneven floors.

What’s Old is New Again

What’s Old is New Again

One of the newest trends we are seeing is printed porcelain tile. These tile are rated for both floors and walls and can be used for an entire floor, as a feature wall, or for a inlaid pattern above a cook top on a back splash.

Stacked Stone

Stacked Stone

Stacked Stone or Ledger Stone is a natural stone product usually made of quartz, marble, travertine, slate, or sandstone. Most homeowners who choose stacked stone use it for fireplaces or accent walls.

Stone Pebbles

Stone Pebbles

Most specialty tile stores offer small river rocks, or pebbles in many shapes, shades, and sizes. These stones have a variety of applications and we have installed them in showers, kitchen backs plashes, entryways, and in outdoor areas.

Hardwood versus Tile Flooring

Hardwood versus Tile Flooring

Which is better, hardwood flooring or porcelain tile? Both are good choices, and both look better and offer better durability and resale value than vinyl flooring or carpet. The answer depends on your lifestyle and how you use that space in your home.

Tile is Good for Your Health

Tile is Good for Your Health

In the past few years, there have been numerous media reports on formaldehyde in laminate flooring and the PVC in vinyl flooring. As a result of these health scares, the Tile Council of North America recently issued a bulletin stating that “these concerns are simply non-issues when it comes to ceramic tile”.