All Classic Tileworks Articles & Blog Entries

What type of tile should I choose?

What is Ceramic Tile? Ceramic tiles are usually made from red or white clay, sand, and water. They are then finished with a glaze and fired in a kiln. Ceramic tiles are easier to cut and less expensive than porcelain ones. They are usually suitable for both walls and floors in light to moderate traffic areas. Although, it is important to know that some ceramic tiles are soft and intended for...

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How Covid-19 is affecting tile installers

Classic Tileworks and Covid-19The sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic affected everyone’s lives in ways we had never imagined. Some homeowners started a renovation project before governments began shutting down businesses and when social distancing and wearing masks began. In Ohio and many areas, home remodeling and new construction, both residential and commercial was classified as...

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Can someone explain all this tile lingo?

Adhesive – Term for anything used for bonding tile to a surface, such as mastic or thinset. Term may also refer to waterproof sealants that come in caulk tubes for adhering foam based backerboards together (such as Hydro Ban Board from Laticrete). Border – A strip of tile(s) with design, texture or contrasting color or other decorative pieces used together to create a design concept. Bullnose –...

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Mark Combs, a tile craftsman for over 40 years, has passed away

Mark Combs was a master craftsman, having set tile for over 40 years!Mark has been setting tile all over Northeast Ohio for over 40 years! There’s actually a good chance that you have walked on or walked by one of his installations, which are still rock solid since the day he set them. Much of the installation methods and tricks of the trade that are used by the Classic Tileworks team of...

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Classic Tileworks joins Tile Contractors Association

In August 2019 local business , Classic Tileworks LLC, became a member of what is regarded as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world. The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile, natural stone and allied products. By joining this important association, Classic...

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Classic Tileworks is on Facebook and Instagram

Please support Classic Tileworks by following us on social media. You can click on the images to the right and to the left (or above and below if you're on a mobile phone) to find our Facebook and Instagram pages. There are also logos at the very top and very bottom of our site here. Getting followers on social media is very helpful to small businesses. Those pages are easier to maintain as...

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Keeping our Classic Tileworks website up to date

Build a website? But of course!Before I learned to be a tile and stone craftsman, I had done several menial things prior to that. But one of my passions was technology, the internet, and web design. I have designed and hosted a a number of websites over the years, starting back around 1997 and still maintain a handful of them today. Back then, there were no content management systems (CMS) and...

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