Tile and Stone

Benefits of Tile & Stone

Both chic and classic, floors of tile or stone say “welcome home.” They’re elegant. On-trend. Some even have recycled content. And tile is not just for the kitchen or bath—our styles captivate in any room of the house. You can even put tile in the bedroom, evoking the dreamy feeling of a Roman villa. In any space, you’ll love the timeless look of tile.

For floor décor that’s creative, practical, and charming, our tile is unbeatable. Amazing colors, shapes, textures, and sizes give you options that make a tile floor so stylish. And when you add extra pizzazz with glass trim, hand-painted accents, or colored grout, you take style to new levels.

One of the best things about tile is the ability to install it in special patterns that add interest to your floor. These patterns are easy to create and offer endless variety—another plus. Try alternating colors for a dramatic, two-toned effect. Mix sizes and shapes; choose between repeated or random patterns. No matter how you lay tile, it’s sure to make a statement.

With a long history as one of the most durable flooring materials available, tile is also a great choice for rooms that see a lot of wear or moisture. It resists stains and scratches and is easy to clean. The result is a floor that’s not only beautiful, but practical as well.

 

Care & Maintenance

Tile—whether it’s ceramic, porcelain, or stone—is one of the longest-lasting flooring materials in existence. But it still needs a bit of care. Basic, consistent maintenance of your tile or stone floor will ensure that it remains beautiful and trouble-free for many years.

Routine Ceramic Tile Maintenance

  1. You should allow your tile and grout to dry for at least 72 hours after installation, before any type of maintenance occurs.
  2. Cleaning your new floor with a damp mop once a week is the best thing you can do to maintain your tile floor.
  3. A simple sweeping or vacuuming of your tile floor prior to mopping will remove any dust or debris.
  4. Make sure that any cleanser you have chosen is compatible with grout cleaning, (neutral pH), and will not stain the grout. We recommend Shaw’s R2X Hard Surface Cleaner.
  5. Heavy traffic areas should be mopped more frequently than once a week.
  6. Never use detergent or soap as it may dull the surface of the tile.
  7. When cleaning, the entire area should be cleaned or scrubbed with the recommended cleansing solution, through the use of a cotton mop, cloth, sponge, or non-metallic bristle brush.
  8. The entire tile flooring should then be rinsed with clean water to remove any remaining cleaning solution residue. VERY IMPORTANT: Cleaning unglazed tiles should be done on a regular basis using
  9. cleaners hat have a neutral pH for safe regular use; these cleaners are better suited at removing grease, oils, and normal spills from unglazed products.
  10. Routine cleaners should never contain acids, vinegar, chlorines, or ammonia as these chemicals can damage and discolor the grout or the surface of the natural stone or tile.

Routine Natural Stone Maintenance

  1. You should allow your stone and grout to dry for at least 72 hours after installation, before any type of maintenance occurs.
  2. Cleaning your new floor with a damp mop once a week is the best thing you can do to maintain your tile floor.
  3. A simple sweeping or vacuuming of your tile floor prior to mopping will remove any dust or debris. • VERY IMPORTANT: Cleaning natural stone should be done with cleaners designed specifically for natural stone. These cleaners contain no acid and are of concentrated neutral pH.
  4. The stone needs to be damp prior to cleaning. The cleaner can be applied through light misting and agitated according to the cleaning manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Routine sealing is recommended. Some stone products may require additional protection after cleaning.

Protecting Your Floor

  1. Protect your tile by affixing felt or similar pads to the legs of any metal, iron, wood, or plastic furniture that could scratch and dull the surface.
  2. Exterior metal furniture which rests on tile floors or patio areas may rust and cause staining.
  3. The use of good, quality entry mats will help protect your tile floor from wear by collecting dirt, sand, grit and other foreign substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that might otherwise be tracked onto your floor.

 

Tile & Stone Installation

We help you every step of the way after you’ve selected your new floor:  professional on-site measurement, removal of old flooring, and skilled installation that includes moving your furniture and replacing trim. We do it all expertly, so your floor will look amazing and give lasting satisfaction. Learn the particulars about tile and stone installation here.

Before Installation

If you want a problem-free installation—and we all want that!—here’s a checklist of things to do before the installer arrives.  

  • Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed.
  • Who’s moving the furniture? Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room.
  • If your tile has any linearity to the pattern, decide whether you want it to run in one direction or to be quarter-turned, so that an overall “checkerboard” type pattern is achieved.
  • Measure door clearances before you have your tile installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag.
  • Paint first. If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your tile is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.  

It’s also a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.

Contact Us

Brim's Carpet is located at
1533 West Sheridan,
Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

Phone: (405) 235-1501
Fax: (405) 235-1504

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed