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The friendly folks from Gulf Tile came to Daytime to showcase their beautiful tile pieces. The wide variety is something to check out. The brought a sampling of their product and this is just a small sampling. Here is more information on their tile product. Don't forget they have cabinetry as well.

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Tile Information

1)      What are the advantages of using porcelain over wood planks?

  1. The most significant advantage to using ceramic or porcelain planks is the ease of maintenance.  While wood floors wear and need periodic re-finishing, tile planks can last for the life of the home.  You also avoid the dreaded chips, nicks, and scratches that occur with kids, dogs, heels, drops, etc.  Beyond occasional mopping no other care is required.
  2. Wood can expand or crack in wet environments. Tile resists moisture, making it ideal for use in kitchens, baths, and outdoor areas.

2)      Where would I use decorative tile in my home?

  1. Traditionally homeowners in this country have felt confined to using decorative tiles on back splashes or in murals.  That migrated to use in bathroom areas and now materials like we are showing you here and being utilized in all areas of the home.  Wainscoting (tiling halfway up the wall) is a very effective way of dressing up any area, including dinning rooms and foyers. Feature walls are very popular where you want to accentuate an area of you home.  Your imagination is really your only limitation. 

3)      Can I use a tile this large in my home?

  1.  Tile sizes continue to expand and few realize the benefits that using larger formats can provide:

                                                               i.      Mitigating the use of grout is always a positive

                                                             ii.      Larger tiles actually accentuate the size of a room.  Most consumers are incredulous of using large tiles, especially in smaller areas, however spatially it makes a considerable difference.  It has become very fashionable to use larger format products.         

4)      What other kinds of products do you offer at Gulf Tile?

  1. We have what we feel is the best breadth of product offering in the Bay Area.  We have an extremely strong contingent of domestic manufactures that support us and we also import from all over South America and Europe.  We not only carry floor and wall tiles, but natural stone, decorative components, and all of the needed complimentary materials.  Such as mortars and grouts, sound abatement and water proofing membranes, and even bath accessories.  We have a cabinetry division as well that can custom create your kitchen or bath and complete the process with counter tops and installation.  We are truly a full service distributor dealing with both the commercial arena and general public.  We have been in business for over 50 years, in fact my grandfather founded the company.  Please come and see what has made us a staple in Tampa Bay.

We have 3 designer showrooms: Tampa, Largo and Bradenton.

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