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North American Tile Manufacturers

Sourcing Your Favorite Tiles

Keith Clay Floors Tile -  Manufacturers 101 Companies In The USA

One of the leading manufacturers of tile in North America is Marazzi. The values proposition that are governing Marazzi USA are not just words on paper. Groundbreaking inception and principals continue to honor their commitment to core values like integrity, fair business practices, ethical treatment of employees and customers. As leading industry partners here in the USA, they recognize that customers are the primary business partners.

Customers and industry partners remain a top priority for Marazzi and they intentionally strive to achieve unparalleled customer satisfaction with the products they provide to you. Exemplary service at all levels with products delivered in a timely manner means the earth provides you with eco friendly products that meet the replace, reuse, and recycle mind set.

Marazzi provides a constant attention to the ever-changing tile market. This attention results in assuring you proactive responses to each customer’s needs. Marazzi Group facilitates cost containment efficiencies that benefit customers in supply and transportation channels.

You may be asking about what Marazzi manufactures and sources to the USA with vast array of products. Porcelains, glazed ceramics, glass mosaics, metallics and more work together in bringing a total tile package that addresses aesthetic and performance requirements of designers, architects and homeowners. Collaboration with our worldwide partners exponentially expands the product lines, design resources and technological capabilities we bring to our customers.

Keith Clay Floors is all about the total experience with your residential, commercial, industrial, or institutional experience with quality floors, walls, ceilings, and more in the manufacturing of tile and tile based products. Always leading while learning; always integrating the best approaches in technology, communication and management; always partnering with artists, technicians, entrepreneurs, forward-thinking individuals and companies of various backgrounds, Marazzi Group is just one of the world leaders in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic tiles with a growing presence in sanitary fixtures. Dare To Be Bold is the truth of the New Age of design in our flooring industry here in America.

Keith Clay Floors will be providing more information to you as our clients in those manufacturers that produce the types of materials and quality products you desire in any setting in the coming months. Education is critical to you in discovering the types of designs you need for each and every setting you may be working with. Marazzi is a place to begin. Sometimes we find that most of our clients need to know what is in the market space before they buy. This next series of educational articles is all about acquainting you with the manufacturers here in the USA.

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Color May Be The New Norm

Interesting Textures & Colors

Keith Clay Floors - Statement Tile KitchenKeith Clay Floors is obsessed with tile...all kinds of tile. Tile on backsplashes, walls, floors, and yes even ceilings. What? Yes if you check into designer magazines and TV shows, quite a variety of tile has blossomed in the tile and design industries at large. And in 2018, it has been confirmed that more color, shapes, patterns and fantastic murials are making statements across the nation.

Since it is no secret that we love tile, our focus for a couple of months has been on types of tile, maintenance and cleaning, and yes even industry staples like subway tiles. An investment in it's own right, it has been a great investment for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional surfaces. Reflecting on the past year, and looking forward to the future, Keith Clay has identified some trends that will continue to delight as we move into peak remodel and designer renovations this season.

Bold Patterns - While interior design firms and individuals always use bold patterns of distinction for things like pillows, rugs, and accessories; cement tile has taken over in the bold and wild pattern department. Page through any design magazine or visit your favorite home decor store and confirm for yourself what is going on.

Squares Rectangles & Hexagons - From diamonds to crosses to these shapes of tiles may remind you of high school math, but are going to hold your attention to the smallest detail. From the least tried chevron to the statement flooring do take advantage of the surprise element that tile shapes are the best example of popularity.

Terracotta Tile - Terracotta Tile is not new, but in today's market it may be less shiney and orange. Glazed or natural, light or darker clays, jade greens laid in a bold herringbone; these interesting looks can enliven kitchens, bathrooms, and even utility rooms alike with no worries. Pay attention to where the designer markets head with these beautiful classics, just don't forget about all the new colors.

Brighter Colors - Hands down, bright colors are making a comeback across the board in homes and offices alike. A really welcome change for most staff and employees of contemporary firms; these bold and brights make it such a pleasure to come to work. Take a play from a new designer you like and use liberally as a backsplash or accent wall if you dare. Dare to be different and take the plunge...the water is great.

Interesting Textures - Who said tile has to be boring? In the playbook of designer colors take a look at the Designer Color of the year from Sherwin Williams and then tell us tastes have changes. Subtle texture in those bright and bold colors add a convincing stylish touch to any neutral toned room. Architects and commercial designers have gone crazy with texture. This is not your grandmother's idea of design anymore.

Tiny Tiles - Remember penny tiles? Mosiac tiles are making a big comeback but in a creative way. Tiny hex tiles, tiny square tiles, and mosiac glass tiles are becoming new again. Old meets new in 2018 and the creation is beyond believe. Regardless of size, tiny tiles are being paired with sleek monder elements and provide a charming throwback to cutting edge and quirky vintage styles all at once.

Terrazzo - Terrazzo in it's finest hour made a convincing statement on floors in a variety of markets. Residential and commercial settings alike were proud to have it in their midst. Today's Terrazzo is creeping up the walls in bathrooms and kitchens as well. The freshest thing we have seen in years, this stone like speckled material gives a pleasant knod to what has come before.

The bottom line to all design is if you like what you see. Since you have to live day in and day out with your decision, why not feed that inner designer and keep it easy to clean, capture your favorite style, which is durable, and attractive. These types of timeless options will never be forgotten. Much like wine, they support the old addage they are better with age. BTW remember our current special Take 10% Off your tile and grout cleaning with a $500 minimum service order.

Keith Clay Floors - Floor Restoration, Refinishing & Installation Brings World Class Craftsmanship. Reasonable Prices. Dallas: 972-463-6604 Fort Worth: 817-663-5235 For over 30 years, we have provided excellent services to our clients in the North Texas Region. We hope to hear from you soon. Take the Leap you won't be disappointed in our knowlege and experience.

 

 

Ceramic Subway Tile Used For Decades

Kitchen & Bath Design Staples

Creative Subway Tiles - Keith Clay Floors

Subway Tile...The staple of kitchen and bathroom designs for many decades is so popular with the growing young marrieds it has become a tile trend. Obsession with small designer homes like Greenville Avenue in the M streets in Dallas has become the remodel one dreams about. Some say that subway tile is the hardest working wall covering in America, and from the moment of their debut in New York City's subterranean train stations in the early 1900s, the public imagination has cultivated it's practical and aesthetic use in both residential and commercial applications.

Subway tile is easy to clean, stain resistant, and very light reflective. These initial 3 by 6 inch glazed white rectangles set the standards for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and more by being what they initiate - - sanitary. Now more than a century later, ceramic subway tile has found it's way into the designers portfolio books as a standby staple with endless possibilities.

For the purist in design looking for authenticity, may desire keeping the traditional hues of warm and soft whites. But just as easily is today's installation of subway tiles can come in mind boggling designer colors and finishes that will forever change the way you perceive this unassuming staple. On the other hand, if that's not your cup of tea, never fear. Today's tiles have also made an additional leap from kitchens and baths to other hardworking spaces that benefit from easy-care surfaces, such as laundry rooms and mudrooms, as well as spots like fireplace surrounds, where glazed tiles offer a colorful, decorative alternative to brick or stone, as well as excellent heat resistance.

Inevitably, the popularity of subway tile has expanded way beyond it's small beginnings. The new working definition means new manufacturers often use the term now to describe any rectangular tile with a length twice its height, from 4-by-8-inch planks to 1-by-2 mosaics. Even some tiles (such as contemporary 2-by-8 strips) that don't share the original's proportions at all.

Consider the versatility and look and feel at the beginning, and transition to the style you want is now the norm. Designers can bring color in small or large brushstrokes in a variety of trends. Timeless tradition never looses it's importance or quality. You have only to look at any designer trends these trends.

When you make a decision to remodel, or re-design your kitchen, bath, utility room, laundry room, or pool room; remember to call us for installation, maintenance, and care. Keith Clay is the experienced floor guy you need working on your behalf.

Keith Clay Floors - Floor Restoration, Refinishing & Installation Brings World Class Craftsmanship. Reasonable Prices. Dallas: 972-463-6604 Fort Worth: 817-663-5235 For over 30 years, we have provided excellent services to our clients in the North Texas Region. We hope to hear from you soon.

What You Need To Know

Trust The Best In Mixed Stone Products

Trust The Best In Mixed Stone Products - Keith Clay Floors

Have you ever wondered if you are looking at porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles when you are completing your due diligence before making your tile selection. As designers in the industry it's probably something you learned in school, however for the average homeowner or commercial investor, it is usually not something you are concerned about.

Porcelain and ceramic are similar, in that they are both made from clay and kiln fired. That in turn makes them very different from other categories of tiles, such as glass or natural stone. While glass tile and natural stone tiles may be used more often these days; the words porcelain and ceramic are often used interchangeably, differences between the two types of tile can make a difference in the cost, appearance, and longevity of your installation.

Differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles are wide and varied. Ultimately, identifying a tile if it is categorized as porcelain only when the moisture absorption rate is .5% or lower. Ceramic tile is less expepnsive for sure, easier to install, and in these high end setting can provide you with more color selections than porcelain. Typically ingredients of porcelain tiles are more refined, and it is fired at a greater pressure and higher temperature than ceramic, making it much harder and denser, and consequently, more expensive and more difficult to install than ceramic. But cost is only one consideration among many.

About Glazed and Through-Body Porcelain - A glazed porcelain tile has a coating that fills in any microscopic holes on the surface of the clay. This will make it easier to keep clean than unglazed tiles. However, unglazed tiles are better for slip resistance and less likely to show signs of wear, since the color on the surface is the same color that runs through the entire tile.

Proper Tile Care and Maintenance should be ongoing - Tile floors should be swept and damp mopped regularly and professionally cleaned by someone like Clay Floors as needed. Establishing a regular maintenance program is easily accompolished and will help you maintain the integrity of your investment over time.

Porous grout lines can be sealed to inhibit staining and to make regular cleaning more productive as another option. When grout color sealer is applied to grout lines, they become impervious to stains. With all the benefits of clear sealer, grout color sealer offers numerous additional benefits, including constant-acting mildewcides and fungicides.

Unglazed porcelain tile, although less porous than natural stone, might be subject to discolorations and staining with traffic and use. These surfaces should be professionally sealed once per year or more by a seasoned professional. Glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles do not require sealing, but may need slip resistance treatments, depending on the way the space is used.

If you take a few minutes to consider all the factors, and not just price, when you make your purchase decision for new floors and surfaces. Keith Clay Floors is willing to work with you and your designer in providing information about the products you decide to use in your specific build. Tile or porcelain selections may depend on availability, new or used, and many other factors that may determine their specific use.

Thank you for taking the time to visit Keith Clay Floors today. 30 years experience means a lot when you are making a decision about flooring, tile, and all manner of natural stone products. We are here to make sure you can make an educated decision about what will work best in your situation; and then help you keep your investment valuable.

Keith Clay has been in business for 30 years serving Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Richardson and all Dallas Metroplex suburbs. We know tile, natural stone, and mexican tile floors and can answer any questions you may have. If you want the best job from a company of professionals, call us today. 972-463-6604.

 

Keith Clay has been in business for 30 years serving Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Richardson and all Dallas Metroplex suburbs. We know wood floors and can answer any questions you may have. If you want the best job from a company of professionals, call us today. 972-463-6604.

Testimonials

""Keith Clay Floors came and consulted with us and advised that 18-inch ceramic tile would be a good solution for our needs. They came out and prepared the floor and laid the tile in one day, and grouted the next day."

-- Tom J.
   Frisco, TX"

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Keith Clay has been in business for 30 years serving Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Richardson and all Dallas Metroplex suburbs. We know wood floors and can answer any questions you may have. If you want the best job from a company of professionals, call us today. 972-463-6604.