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.
Intricate patterns of Islamic art are recreated in tiles that are at home in Mediterranean-style houses or as a foil to contemporary design.
Garden motifs in all colors and styles are popular in back splashes and as accent tiles.
Interlocking crosses add a dash of color and design. Long popular in vintage bathrooms, these tiles can be just as effective in contemporary settings.
Add a third dimension to your designs with these striking tiles. For real visual impact, select tiles that have at least one boldly colored element.
In this technique, patterns are created with color in the clay itself. Because the design is not on the surface glaze, it is more impervious to chips and cracks.
These tiles have hand-drawn patterns that are inspired by fossilized plants and sea creatures. Think about using them in bathrooms, pool houses, or as accent tiles.
More durable than you might think, these tiles are available in a huge range of glistening colors. Consider them for showers and in backsplashes. They also make wonderful accents when combined with other tiles.
This popular five-sided shape allows you to make complex patterns, simply. Combine them with spacer tiles in contrasting colors to amp up your design’s impact.
Illustrated tiles bring graphic interest to your room. They are best used in borders or as accents.
These small glass tiles are held together by a mesh backing, but they also interlock like a puzzle. They make a bold statement as a feature wall or backsplash.
Mount these tiles at eye level to enjoy the subtle textures that have been created by laying sweaters and other fabrics on the clay while it is being molded.
The abstract designs in these tiles are made by overlaying two glazes to create vivid color variations. It’s a mid-century modern look updated for the 21st-century.
Marble & Granite
Marble & Granite
These quarried stones have been used both indoors and out for centuries. Their natural beauty and versatility makes them appropriate for almost every space you have in mind. Mother Earth offers up such an incredible array of veining and color variations that you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.
One of the oldest tile motifs is getting a new lease on life from advances that have been made in water jet cutting. This means that mosaic tiles are now available in amazingly intricate patterns.
Since their introduction to the market around 1900, penny tiles have served dependably as non-skid flooring.
Patching complementary tile patterns together can lend visual energy to a room. You can choose your own tiles for quilting our buy them “pre-quilted.”
Slate & Limestone
Slate & Limestone
These naturally occurring stones are Nature’s workhorses. Rugged and beautiful, they are naturally suited for indoor and outdoor areas that get lots of use.
Originally designed for New York’s subway stations, these horizontal tiles are incredibly versatile. Whether you use them in classic white or one of the many bold colors that are now available, they always make a statement.
Subdued patterns that have been finished to have a much-trafficked quality are terrific for bringing new life to vintage bathrooms & kitchens. Also think of them for fireplace surrounds in Victorian homes.
The raised designs on these tiles have been used for centuries to add a sense of motion & excitement to rooms. Truly timeless, they are as effective today as they were in the 13th century when they were installed in the baths at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
You’d never guess that the patterns on these tiles are made with digital printing, which mimics the intricate veining in marble. Think of these tiles when you want the look of marble without the cost.
To achieve the effect of watercolor paint on paper, these porcelain tiles are dipped, stained, & washed with color. They are lovely, versatile, & available in a variety of unique mix-and-match options.
This is a fancy word that just means that the tile looks like wood. Advances in digital printing make them look quite realistic.
These matte porcelain tiles are also designed to replicate the look of wood. This time it’s the charred cedar that results from Shou Sugi Ban, a centuries-old Japanese preservation technique.
This is the name for traditional Moroccan tiles whose irregular terra-cotta surfaces are glazed in luminous, glossy enamel.
an array of styles
Tips & Tricks
vendors & exclusive product lines
A Source For Every Application & Budget
- American Olean
- Ann Sacks
- Architectural Ceramics
- Dal Tile
- Jeffrey Court
- Luanda Bay
- Oceanside Glass
- Walker Zanger
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?”
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.
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!
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.