Talbot County’s most exciting & complete selection of stone & tile

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We are proud to offer the Eastern Shore’s most extensive collection of beautiful Stone & Tile from around the world. We’ll help you design your own tile project or introduce you to our own extensive custom capabilities.

At Bountiful Flooring we love stone & tile for the endless array of possibilities they bring to design & construction. And we’re in good company! Millennia ago the Mesopotamians used it to decorate their public spaces and today NASA sheilds its booster rockets from heat with tile panels. Stone & tile are versatile, beautiful & strong. What else could you ask from a building material!

The Stone & Tile Gallery at Bountiful Flooring offers an equal array of beautiful possibilities in a setting that allows you to thoroughly explore your choices. Count on our knowledgeable staff, who bring over 50 years of experience to your project, to help you make the perfect choice for your home or business. Whether your job is small or large, you have our full attention.

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Stone & Tile Glossary

Classic To Avant Garde

Let your imagination run wild! Whether your taste runs to traditional or trendy, stone & tile offer ways to make a design statement that are uniquely yours.

Have fun with our stone & tile glossary. It includes information about construction, designs, & patterns. It’s meant to get you dreaming, thinking & planning. We’ll be adding to it from time to time, so check back with us when you need more inspiration.

an array of styles

Tips & Tricks

vendors & exclusive product lines

A Source For Every Application & Budget

The Eastern Shore’s Most Stylish and Complete Collection

We handpick our manufacturers so that we can provide you with the widest possible range of compositions, colors, textures, patterns & sizes. Let your imagination run wild!

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Vendors

  • American Olean
  • Ann Sacks
  • Architectural Ceramics
  • Dal Tile
  • Ergon

Vendors

  • Florida
  • GBI
  • Interceramic
  • Jeffrey Court

Vendors

  • Luanda Bay
  • Marazzi
  • Maniscalco
  • Mohawk

Vendors

  • Oceanside Glass
  • Roma
  • Walker Zanger
  • Waterworks

stone & tile care

Protecting Your Investment

 

You’ll find plenty of details below to help you keep your stone & tile beautiful and fresh. It may not be the most exciting thing you’ll read today, but we promise this information works. Remember what your mother said about “a stich in time saving nine?”

Ceramic Tile

Some Common Sense Tips:

DO clean up spills as quickly as possible so your grout won’t become stained.

DO cover furniture & table legs with protectors to guard your floor against scratching.

DO remember that if a repair is necessary, the replacement tile may be a slightly different die lot &/or texture than the original tiles. With time & usage, the replacement tile should blend in with its neighbors.

DON’T use steel wool, scouring powders, or any abrasive that can scratch the finish.

DON’T use bleach or ammonia-based cleaners. They can discolor your grout if used too often.

Natural Stone

Routine Care:

DO Vacuum or dust mop stone floors frequently to prevent this. Dirt & dust can actually scratch the surface of natural stone.

DO Use only neutral PH cleaners that are specifically designed for stone.

DO Dampen stone surfaces with clear water before applying cleaners. This allows the cleaner to be evenly distributed.

DO Leave the cleaner on the surface for the amount of time that the manufacturer recommends, usually 3 to 5 minutes.

DO Buff dry after mopping up all the dirty solution.

DO Maintain the original shine on your floors & countertops by periodically applying a “Spray Buff Wax” floor finish.

DO Use stone poultice to remove stains, oils, or grout haze. Stone poultice is a fine grained, absorptive cleaning powder. If the poultice dulls the shine, you can restore it with marble polish.

DON’T Clean your floors or counter tops with anything containing bleach, vinegar or lemon juice. Even a dilute solution will etch natural stone.

DON’T Apply a sealer or wax to honed or non-polished stone. They are not meant to by shiny & you will create an ongoing maintenance problem for yourself!

Saltillo Tiles

Used appropriately there is nothing quite as lovely as Saltillo tile. These soft clay tiles are considered specialty use products, however, so do require some thoughtful care both before & after installation to protect them against wear.

Because the tiles are porous, each tile should be sealed before installation to prevent grout stains. A final coat of sealant after installation will protect the tiles & grout up to 3 years.

For routine maintenance use neutral cleaner specially formulated for tile & grout. Highly alkaline, acidic or ammoniated cleaners will break the sealer down & allow moisture to get to the tile.