The greatest benefit terra cotta floor tiles offer is durability, although floor installers also value the material for its versatility and warmth. Terra cotta is more resistant to fungus, mold and bacterial growth than ... More »

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Install terra cotta tiles by applying adhesive, laying tiles starting from a center point, leveling the tiles, and applying presealer, grout and sealer. The length of the project varies according to the size of the area ... More »

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Some ideas for vinyl flooring in the kitchen include classy white and black vinyl tiles, imitation terra cotta tiles, and vinyl that imitates oak hardwood flooring. Vinyl can also mimic other flooring types such as slate... More »

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The benefits of using porcelain shower tiles include water and stain resistance, durability and versatility. Porcelain tile is available in a glazed and through-bodied types. Through-bodied is ideal for hiding scratches ... More »

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To determine the number of floor tiles required to cover a given space, multiply the length by the width of the space in feet to calculate the total square footage or area, then divide that number by the size of the tile... More »

To find the number of floor tiles needed for a room, multiply the length by the width of the room in feet, then divide that figure by the square footage of the tile to be used. It is a good idea to add an extra 10 percen... More »

Terra cotta, a red clay commonly used to create pieces of pottery, tiles and sculptures, varies in shade from a deep red hue to a brownish-orange color. The exact color of the clay varies based on its exact chemical comp... More »