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Selecting appropriate materials and creating an installation plan are key to the success of a tiling project. We have compiled a few of the most important elements that must be considered. Visit our showroom or call today. For more information on the technical characteristics of tile, please see our Technical Specifications.

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Selecting Tile 

KITCHENS
Tile is a preferred choice for kitchen counters, floors and backsplashes. The variety of design options, ease of maintenance, and stain resistance make tile an ideal option for the busiest room in the house. Some stone, glass, and metal tiles are susceptible to staining from certain foods and household cleaners. Consult one of our designers to learn more about what tiles would be right for your kitchen.

BATHROOMS
Bathroom finishes require additional qualities to withstand submersion and moisture. Ceramic tile and porcelain, as well as certain stones and glass, when installed correctly, are an optimal choice.

FIREPLACES
All ceramic and stone tiles can be used as the facing of a fireplace. They should not be used in the firebox.

OUTDOORS
Exterior applications of tile are subjected to moisture, UV exposure, and high temperature variation. As such, special care must be taken when selecting a tile for exterior use. Most porcelain tiles are suitable for exteriors, as well as certain slate and quartzite stones. Please consult one of our designers for more information on the right tile for your exterior application.

WALL TILE VS. FLOOR TILE
All floor tiles are suitable for use on walls. However, not all wall tiles can be used on floors. Tile must be sufficiently strong to withstand traffic and the glaze or coating must be able to withstand scratching. Please consult one of our designers to select a suitable tile for your floor.

INSTALLATION AND WARRANTY INFORMATION 

Recommended installation guidelines vary depending on a variety of factors, including material type, substrate, where the material is installed (indoor/outdoor, floor/wall, wet/dry area, heavy or light traffic), budget, and aesthetic considerations. As such, we recommend that all tile installation projects adhere to the guidelines in the Tile Council of North America's Handbook which provides standards for the specification and installation of ceramic, glass and stone tile.
Statements Tile 1-Year Limited Warranty

Care & Maintenance 

GLAZED CERAMIC TILE
Most glazed ceramic wall tiles do not require sealing. However, crackled (or crazed) ceramics should be treated with a penetrating sealer prior to grouting to prevent staining. Periodic resealing is necessary for crazed ceramics in wet areas such as showers. Regular cleaning with gentle soap that contains no acids and a soft cloth is recommended for ceramic tiles. Avoid the use of cleaners that contain phosphoric or glycolic acids.

GLASS TILE
Glossy glass tiles require simple regular cleaning with products designed for glass. Use a soft lint free cloth for cleaning and polishing. Never use abrasive cleaners or pads on matte or glossy glass tiles. Sanded or matte glass must be thoroughly degreased and cleaned with denatured alcohol using a soft lint-free cloth. Murphy’s oil soap can be used to restore the luster on sanded or matte surfaces.

CERAMIC & PORCELAIN TILE
Most glazed tiles require a regular cleaning schedule with an acid free detergent, soft cloth and clean water. Frequent changing of the water will prevent dirty mop water build up in textured areas of the glaze and the grout lines.

CEMENT
Presealing cement tiles with a penetrating sealer before installation is highly recommended. As with natural stone—acids, citrus juice, citrus cleaners, red wine, and oils may etch concrete surfaces. Care should be taken to clean spills immediately. A neutral pH, non-abrasive cleanser is suggested for routine cleaning.

NATURAL STONE
To protect stone floors, walls and counters, we recommend using a penetrating sealer such as Miraseal 511. Care must be taken to avoid cleaning natural stone with harsh or abrasive cleaners, especially those that contain phosphoric or glycolic acids. Be aware that acidic materials such as vinegar and lemon juice can etch some stone surfaces such as limestone. For maintenance, use Mira Soap for our tumbled stones and mosaics and Mira Clean for brushed and honed products. Occasional deep cleaning may be required to restore and maintain the stone’s original finish.

building green with tile 

Tile is a durable, non-toxic, recyclable finish that contributes to healthy interior spaces and minimizes long-term impacts on the natural environment. Statements features many products that have been certified to meet a variety of sustainability standards including recycled content, indoor air quality, and life-cycle. In addition, Statements partners with factories that are committed to sustainable production methods that minimize energy consumption and waste.

When available, Statements provides test results for nine industry standards regarding tile performance. These can be found on each product page by selecting VIEW SPECS under the product images. For an explanation of each standard, please visit our specification descriptions sheet.

LEED
Tile can contribute points toward the overall score for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for a building. A complete list of categories in which tile can contribute is available here.

ADDITIONAL GREENBUILDING CERTIFICATIONS
Similar to the LEED rating system for builders, CHPS and ICC-700 are voluntary guidelines that provide a ratings system for builders and project owners. Tile can contribute to points in these greenbuilding ratings systems as well. More detailed information is available here.

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