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Beyond the Surface : April 2012

Tile Backsplash Tips

At Area Floors we know picking out the right backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom can be a challenge. Luckily we have some tips to help you get started designing the best tile backsplash for your Portland home.

Trends – try to avoid using trendy tile for your backsplash tile. Your tile will last much longer then the latest trend will.

Don’t compare backsplash tile prices with floor tile, even though tile for your backsplash is smaller they are not less expensive!  Be realistic, and if you fall in love with something you can’t afford try using it sparingly with another lower cost tile.

Don’t compete with other materials, keep it simple. If your installing a tile backsplash where you already have countertops installed you should consider the amount of movement and pattern that is in your countertops. If they are simple, go for it get that wild splash, but if they already have a lot going on you might consider something for your tile backsplash that has less movement.

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Get real with Cronin Stone!
This stone can be used for exterior applications as well as interior projects.

Natural stone is the original though-body building material. It has proven itself for centuries as the most durable and prestigious material for every type of building and it is emulated by countless other products to bring the look of stone to a wider audience at a lower cost. Many people want the look and durability of stone, but you don’t have to settle for a copy. Cronin Stone is real stone, its priced competitively with the colored concrete products and its just as easy to install. the difference is obvious, see for yourself.

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Nuheat Floor Heating Systems

Change the way you heat – Heat your floors including shower floors, shower benches, and steam rooms. Nuheat floor heating is a perfect heating option for new homes, renovations or additions. Ordering is easy at Area Floors, just ask us how.

Heating your floors is a great option for any Portland home owner, and it’s easy with Nuheat mats! This cost effective heating solution will warm your floors maintenance free. These mats come in standard sizes for basic layouts or custom mats for rooms with more intricate layouts. Nuheat Floor Heating Systems provide soothing warmth to various types of flooring surfaces including tile, stone, granite, laminate and engineered wood.

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