Care and Maintenance of Porcelain Floors
February 2, 2021 POSTED BY HOUSE OF STONE

Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including material like kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F). . The term “porcelain” lacks a standard definition. Porcelain is a name applied to tiles made of light-colored clay, tiles of high quality, or tiles that have been rated impervious. Properties associated with porcelain include low permeability; considerable strength, hardness, whiteness, and hi... Read more

Care and Maintenance of Tile Grout
February 2, 2021 POSTED BY HOUSE OF STONE

WHAT IS GROUT?

Grout is a type of cement that is placed in the joints between tiles to set and keep them in place. There are two types - sanded and un-sanded.  Un-sanded is used where the joints are less than sixty millimeters or one-quarter inch wide. Sanded is employed when the gap is greater than sixty millimeters.

The sand expands the... Read more

Care and Maintenance of Terrazzo Floors
January 29, 2021 POSTED BY HOUSE OF STONE

Terrazzo is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cement binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both. Metal strips often divide sections or changes in color or material in a pattern. Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured, it is... Read more