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Keith Clay Says - Color Is The New Norm

Interesting Textures & Colors

Keith Clay Floors - Statement Tile KitchenDallas loves tile, great contractors, and skilled flooring installers, who know the importance of maintenance and proper care. Keith Clay Floors is obsessed with tile...all kinds of tile and the installation, care, and quality products they provide. 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.

Pay particular attention to the things you want to discuss when you call to talk to Keith about your possible new design and tile projects for this year. Here are a few inspiritional ideas. 

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 Tiles - Keith Clay Floors Used For Decades

Kitchen & Bath Design Staples

Creative Subway Tiles - Keith Clay Floors

Subway Tile...Ahh the nuances of one of the most purposeful tiles in the tile industry. Here in Dallas, Keith Clay invites you to consider this staple of kitchen and bathroom designs for many decades. This subway tile excitement 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 totally one of the easiest tiles out there  to clean,  is 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 and simple elegant in design looking for authenticity, you may desire keeping thosetraditional 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.

Keith Clay Floors invites you to 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 Keith Clay Floors 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.

Bona - The Perfect Mop

Clean Your Hardwood Floors

Does your floor maintenance routine need a quick boost to shine? Let's take a good look at your cleaning tools. Are you using the right tools for dusting and mopping your floors? Make sure your tools are working with you, making it easier to do the quick daily and weekly cleanups that are the first line of defense in good floor care. When it comes to the right tools for cleaning your floors, a good mop makes all the difference. You know Keith Clay Floors supports All Bona Floor products and has for over 30 years. Here is the latest product we need to tell you about.

The Spray Mop

This is best mop to use for cleaning wood floors. A spray mop (AKA a stick mop or microfiber mop). The function of a spray mop is to clean hardwood floors with as little liquid as possible. Rather than focusing on hot, soapy water to clean, spray mops use specially formulated cleaning solutions that homeowners find faster and more convenient to use. Most spray mops can use a reusable microfiber pad as well as a dusting pad, combining the traditional mop and broom into a single cleaning tool. Spray mops are one of the most popular mop types available and give homeowners a wide variety to choose from. But what makes a good spray mop?
Finding the Best Spray Mop

To help find a long-lasting spray mop, consider these top qualities:

Versatile. Good spray mops can replace a traditional mop and broom. Depending on its construction, a spray mop can also be used to clean and dust walls and windows.


Lightweight/Comfortable. With modern materials, it’s not uncommon for spray mops to weigh in at a few pounds. While all spray mops may share a similar design, handles, grips and triggers should feel natural to use without much effort.

Durable. While most stick mops are light, some may seem too fragile when a little elbow grease is used to get at stubborn spots. A good spray mop should feel strong in your hands to clean up even the toughest stains.


Storage-friendly. Is the spray mop designed to make it easy to put away? Even though microfiber mops dry faster than traditional mops, being able to let the mop hang and air dry helps reduce smells and mildew.

Sustainable. A good spray mop can help you clean your floors and the environment. Quality spray mops have sustainability as a key feature with washable and reusable cleaning pads, easy refill options and eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Some spray mops only use disposable wet and dry sheets that add to landfills and prove to be a more expensive option in the long run.

A Next Generation Premium Spray Mop

If you’re looking to treat your floors better next year or realize that your current mop needs to be replaced, consider the newest addition to the Bona family of mops. The new premium spray mop is more durable, comfortable and is designed to clean floors exceptionally well and protect baseboards and furniture. Powered with your favorite Bona floor cleaner, this new spray mop will help make cleaning faster and easier, giving you more time to relax and enjoy the new year.

Get to know the Bona Next Generation Premium Spray Mop and discover why it’s our best mop yet.

For over 30 years Keith Clay Floors has provided the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex with superior quality flooring solutions. Clients just like you enjoy the professional floor restoration, floor refinishing, floor repair, floor installation and floor maintenance services that have always been a qaulity hallmark of Keith Clay Floors for both residential and commercial settings. Call 972-463-6604 or 817-663-5235 today

 

What You Need To Know

Trust The Best In Mixed Stone Products

Trust The Best In Mixed Stone Products - Keith Clay Floors

Porcelian and Ceramic Tile is the art of having perfect style in residential, commercial, institutional, and facilities design. Keith Clay Floors is the consumate professional for installation and maintenance of Subway Tile here in Dallas and Fort Worth. 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.

 

Polished Concrete Floors

Cost Benefits To You

Beautiful Polished Concrete Keith Clay Floors

Summer is almost is full swing as we head into June activities. Have you considered polishing those concrete floors before events for this summer? If not, let's discuss why it's a great time to consider this process. Take a look at this picture above. Creative  Loft style living room with nature view 3d rendering image.There are white brick wall, polished concrete floor and black steel structure and furnished with dark brown leather sofa.

While concrete polished flooring is used more for commercial flooring than residential flooring, remember that concrete floors are becoming more popular in residential applications as well. As more and more of our clients who have concrete floors are learning, the cost benefit and easy no-wax advantage of concrete polishing can be a good cost benefit. The beautiful shine that concrete polishing creates means that there is rarely a need to wax the polished floor. There are new high-gloss finishes never need to be waxed or have coatings applied in order to keep their shine. The polishing process is similar to sanding. Large machines are used to grind down the the concrete surface to the smoothness and shine desired. Once a new concrete floor has cured properly the sky is the limit to your final look and feel.

Here are some other great qualities of concrete floor polishing:

  • Low maintenance over the life of the floor
  • Bright, clean and glossy finish
  • Very easy to clean; the best choice is a neutral pH cleanser
  • Most types of concrete can be finished off with different levels of sheen, from matte to mirror-like
  • Remember you can choose from an unlimited color and texture options
  • There are options to embed objects into the concrete for an individual look
  • Really looks great with decorative borders and designs

Some Additional Information Keith Wants To Share With You:

Almost any structurally sound concrete floor can be polished. Keep in mind:

Understand that before polishing new concrete, you must wait until the concrete has cured to sufficient hardness (generally 14 to 28 days after placement).

Be aware that existing floors that need extensive patching or are extremely soft and porous may not be good candidates for polishing. A simple inspection from Keith will let you know your options.

You do have options for badly spalled surfaces, you may need to remove the surface layer of concrete using a scarifier.

Mobile concrete polishing services can be accomplished with or without the acid stain process to create a highly polished shine. Concrete floors can even be honed down to expose the aggregate within the concrete, often creating dramatic textured looks with polished.

To schedule your free on-site estimate now, or to request more information about our products and service, please call us in Dallas at 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.

 

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"

Areas We Serve

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.