How to Clean Tile Floors After a Spill

First and foremost, the best way to clean tile floors is to jump on spills and dirt right away. Even though your ceramic or porcelain tiles have extra protection from glazing, you never want to let potential stains linger for hours unnecessarily.

When the inevitable spills do happen, you should reach for a cloth or mop, some hot water, and a household cleaning detergent of mild strength. Before you dive right in, you should test the effect the detergent has on your flooring. Dabbing in a tiny test spot will allow you to be confident that you’re not going to discolor your tile during cleaning. When in doubt, check for the tile manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning products.

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We are in the business of transforming outdated or dreary kitchens to current and functional spaces for our Collins Tile and Stone clients in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Before the first wall is demolished or old cabinets removed, our clients must make many decisions to best maximize function and design. This can be a tedious process but with the help of local kitchen design experts this process is streamlined and do I dare to say, fun. Updating a kitchen with beautiful, new cabinets, flooring, and countertops will surely create a dream kitchen aesthetically but thoughtful consideration should be committed to updating kitchen technology. Our friends at Reico Kitchen and Bath have outlined their top 5 Design Trends in Kitchen Techno...

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Heated Tile Flooring Sterling VA

Four Season Room With Floor Warming System Utilizing Ditra Heat Technology

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McLean Virginia Bathroom Remodel

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May 2014, Collins Tile and Stone received top honors, winning the NTCA Five-Star Grand Prize for Residential Tile Installation at the 25th annual international trade show "Coverings" in Las Vegas. Collins Tile and Stone exemplified superior craftsmanship and technical expertise through the installation of a meticulous tile scheme using the highest grade Italian carrara marble in a McLean, Virignia master bathroom renovation.

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We are excited to share that we have been honored as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Residential Project of the Year Award for Technical Expertise by the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). This distinguished award was presented at the 2014 Coverings Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where tile and stone industry leaders meet annually. We are proud of our team for this accomplishment and grateful to be acknowledged amongst our peers for extraordinary craftsmanship and technical expertise for tile and stone installation in a residential project.

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Dana and Buck Collins with Bart Bettiga, NTCA Executive Director

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Wishing you a safe and healthy 2014 from Collins Tile and Stone!

Thank you for making this last year a great one for Collins Tile and Stone! We appreciate our customers and are thrilled with the opportunities we've had to come into their homes to help create a space they love to live in!

What are your plans for home improvements this year? Thinking about renovating your bathroom with a new frameless shower or adding backsplash and new tile flooring to your kitchen? The possibilities are endless and our in-house designer Tracy Sheffield has the experience and know-how to design your custom remodeling project and our expert tile installers will make it happen with quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Let's chat about it!

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A picture really is worth a 1,000 words...good thing because these pictures may leave you speechless. Look at these striking before and after pictures of a master bathroom we renovated in Vienna, Virginia. This renovation erased decades from this bathroom and created a functional yet warm space for the homeowners.

Before: Master Bathroom

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I wanted to share this article with you because there are so many innovative and new ideas for tile design and installation. Not only are there many interesting tile options available in various shapes but they also mimic alternative materials such as reclaimed wood planks or natural stone. What takes tile application to another creative level is the installation of tile on other surfaces outside of the bathroom and kitchen. Genius. Be forewarned. It requires thinking outside of the box. Although don't most remodeling projects require a certain degree of visionary thinking at conception? Every remodel starts with a vision or idea....close your eyes and what do you see? This article provides new tile concepts to ponder.

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