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Tile Care and Maintenance

Tile Care and Maintenance

It's easier than you think   Proper tile care and maintenance can keep your tile installations looking beautiful forever. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are some of the most durable and maintenance friendly surfaces you can choose today. Your tiled floors, custom showers, countertops, backsplashes, and more, can retain its original beauty and luster almost indefinitely when cared for. Proper...

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What type of tile should I choose?

What type of tile should I choose?

There are several types of tile, such as ceramic, porcelain, marble, travertine, slate, and other natural stones. The type of tile you choose for your remodel is an important decision. Some types of tile require zero maintenance, while others need regular routine care. Some are perfect for wet areas, while others should be avoided. Here's a brief overview of your most common types of tile....

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How Covid-19 is affecting tile installers

How Covid-19 is affecting tile installers

Covid and tile installers. What a strange subject to be writing about. EDITED TO ADD that all our tile installers have had at least 2 shots of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and some have even had their 3rd booster.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...

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Can someone explain all this tile lingo?

Can someone explain all this tile lingo?

Tile lingo and trade terminology isn't that hard to grasp. Our glossary of tile terms will help you understand contractor jargon so you can know what the pros are saying. 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...

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

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 Combs 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

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

Classic Tileworks is on Facebook and Instagram

Classic Tileworks is on Facebook and Instagram and we would absolutely love it if you followed 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...

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Keeping our Classic Tileworks website up to date

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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Building the Emser Tile Cleveland Showroom

Building the Emser Tile Cleveland Showroom

The Emser Tile Cleveland showroom project is an exciting project to be a part of. We send clients up to the Cleveland area all the time to pick out tile from our favorite distributors that we partner with. But to be able to actually tile one of these showrooms ourselves is an amazing privilege. When clients want to see examples of our work, now all they have to do is visit the Emser Tile...

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