When selecting ceramic tile for your floor installation, make sure the tile you are selecting is suitable for your application.
There are many different beautiful tiles to select from, but not all of them can be used on the floor. Just because a tile might be 12'x 12' it doesn't always mean it's a floor tile. Some tile is very slippery when wet, especially shiny tile. Some tile might be too soft.
There are basically 3 different types of applications.
Residential, Light Commercial, Commercial.
After knowing this, then it is a matter of Interior or exterior.
Then from there, it's- Floors/ Patios- Walls/ Backsplashes- Countertops- Pool Decking- Pool lining.
So it's always a good idea to ask for a spec. sheet on the particular tile that you are interested in before making your tile purchase.
To hide small nics or chips in flooring, try melting a crayon that is the best match to the color of the floor, drip the wax into the nic or chip until the wax fills the hole completely. Use a plastic scraper or ruler to ‘level off’ the top so the wax is even with the floor. This isn’t a permanent fix and is going to need to be done again because the wax wears away, but it can hide the spots nicely until its time to refresh your quick fix.
If you have the time and want a perfect match you can experiment with mixing different crayons to get a better match. Try writing down the names and amounts of each color crayon you used to get the best match, this will save time when your ready for a refresher.
Just installed new wood floors and worried about scratching it with your furniture?
Try taking some of that old carpet, cut it into pieces to fit the bottom of your chair legs table legs etc. and glue it to the bottom of your furniture legs! Make sure it's Fuzzy side down. This will make it so you can pull your chairs in and out without fear of scratching your shiny new floor. For the bigger pieces not only will it protect your floor from being scratched while moving your furniture it helps the furniture glide across your smooth new floors with ease!
The in-laws just arrived at the airport and are going to be here any moment. Your running around making sure the house is spotless, everything is put away and organized, not a spec of dust to be seen! You look and you see a scratch on your floor from moving your coffee table, what do you do? There no time to use a Pre-finish filler and the in-laws will surely notice and criticize you for not taking care of your floors.
Grab a sharpie (black, brown or red are the most likely choices depending on the color of your floor) dab over the scratch then wipe off with your finger or a paper towel. By wiping the scratch after you color it in with the sharpie you will remove the excess color from the finish leaving the color only in the scratch. The scratch will hardly be noticeable as long as its not horribly deep until you have the time to fix the scratch with a proper pre-finish filler.
Need an eco friendly way to remove sticky residue from wood floors? Try Peanut Butter! (works great to get gum out of your kids hair to)
Just rub into the offending sticky spot and then wipe away! It's easy, doesn't scratch your floor or ruin your finish, and will leave your floor gleaming!