Chicago Tile Services
A-Clean Look can help you install any type of tile floor and we specialize in Ceramic tile installations.
Ceramic tile installation is not as simple as it sounds, anyone can glue tile in place and grout over it. It may even last a couple of years.
We have installed many ceramic floors and take pride in our work. We make sure that the tile looks good, that all the lines are straight, that the grout looks even and that the wall or floor is level.
OK we\’re done! …well not really.
If you don\’t want your bathroom walls to allow water to get behind the tile, and rot your beams, and if you don\’t want your marble floor in your foyer, that gets all the foot traffic to crack from the pressure, causing you to have to re-install new expensive marble or tile, then proper installation methods are called for.
The preparation of the wall or floor, the work done before the tile is ever set, has to be done right or the
job will not last.
Our methods of preparation have been developed to insure the longevity of the job, as well as the beauty.
Is tile appropriate for a kitchen?
Yes, tile is actually recommended for a kitchen. Its resistance to heat and moisture, durability, and ease of maintenance make it perfect for the kitchen.
Can tile raise the value of my home?
Yes. The National Association of Home Builders has found that the quality and style of the kitchen significantly impacts the value of a home. With little effort tile greatly enhances the appearance and practicality of the kitchen.
Can tile make a small room look larger?
Yes, larger tiles give a cleaner look and can actually make a small area look larger. Depending on the room\’s size, a 12 inch or 13 inch tile will create the illusion of a larger room.
Can tile be used on counter tops?
Tile is guaranteed not to scorch, burn, or melt if a hot skillet or pan accidentally sits on its surface. This makes tile a great alternative for countertops.
Will tile fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight?
No. A tile\’s color and glaze are fired on at temperatures up to 2300 deg. F. This allows tile to be installed in sunrooms, outdoors, or any other sunny places without concern about fading.
What determines the grout color?
You want to use a complementary grout color to create a more uniform, blended look. Contrasting grout colors tend to highlight each tile, creating a more dramatic grid effect. Ultimately, an individual\’s taste and style will determine the grout color selected.
Will grout stain or get dirty easily?
No. Grout will look as good as new for years if a penetrating type sealer is used after installation and spills are cleaned up quickly.
Is there any on-going maintenance with tile?
No. All that is necessary is damp mopping or sponging with a mild cleaner, if the tile is properly installed.
Can tile be installed in the bedroom?
Yes. Tile is becoming a more popular choice for bedrooms. Tile offers natural comfort and easy maintenance. In addition, tile provides a tasteful, stylish feel to any bedroom.
Is a tiled floor cold to the touch?
No. This is a common misconception. The temperature of the room determines the tile\’s temperature. If the room is cold the tile will be cold, if the room is warm the tile will be warm.