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Galleria Stone & Tile Blog

Welcome to our Galleria Stone & Tile Blog! Here you can find the latest in residential/commercial design, inspiring ideas, tips & tricks from our design experts, DIY installation guides, the latest trends and styles. For more information or questions about any of our products listed below, contact us. Subscribe to our e-mail list to stay updated on the latest news by clicking here!

How to Choose the Right Backer Board for Tile

Posted by Irene Ferreira on Jun 20, 2016 3:00:00 PM

When starting your tile flooring project, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that your flooring is not only beautiful, but also durable. For proper installation, tile flooring needs to be set on a subflooring known as backer board.

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Topics: Tile, Backer board, Floor tile

How to Maintain Bathroom Grout

Posted by Irene Ferreira on May 25, 2016 2:30:00 PM

There are many products used by contractors when installing bathroom ceramic, porcelain or natural stone wall or floor tile. Grout is one of those materials. Each contractor has a favorite grout product that has achieved a desired results. Therefore when it comes to maintaining a beautiful and clean looking bathroom, it can be a daunting task for the homeowner to know what to use to maintain the grout after the installation is complete.

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Topics: Tile, Grout, Grout Sealer, Sealer, Maintain Bathroom Grout

Beautiful Beach House Stone and Tile Design

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Oct 15, 2015 3:12:00 PM

Subtle hints of sea-washed blues, shell greys, and toasty sands are sprinkled throughout this Westbrook, CT beach house to create a simplistic and relaxed ocean-side vibe. Tastefully current, each room showcases tile and stone combined to form a work of art. Join us for a tour as we soak in the palette of mixed designs, which makes this home truly remarkable.    

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Topics: Glass Tile, Vanities, Countertops, Stone, Tile, Showers

How to lay wood look tile (and make it look natural).

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Sep 4, 2015 3:09:24 PM

Porcelain wood look tile is a beautiful (not to mention highly resilient and durable) alternative to real hardwood flooring. Before diving into the installation, learn a few quick tips on how to lay your wood look tile in a natural looking design.

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Topics: Installation, Tile, Porcelain Tile

3 Options for What to Use Besides Bullnose Tile

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Aug 26, 2015 1:27:58 PM

Finishing the edges of your tile design gives an overall clean and polished look. But what if coordinating bullnose pieces aren’t available for the tile you picked? Here are three alternatives on what to use besides bullnose tile.

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Topics: Installation, Stone, Tile, Porcelain Tile

Shower Tile Installation Tips

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Aug 17, 2015 1:02:10 PM

A project tackled by only the bravest of do-it-yourselfers: the shower tile installation. Relatively speaking, a shower is a small area, right? But don’t let that fool you! Installing tile in a shower requires research and planning. Get yourself organized and informed before getting started! Here are three things to consider when preparing for a shower tile installation.

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Topics: Installation, Tile, Showers

2-Step Polished Porcelain Tile Care

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Aug 3, 2015 2:54:35 PM

Before installing polished or semi-polished porcelain, check out these two very important care and maintenance tips. Only a few simple steps for a long-term look of cleanliness!

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Topics: Tile, Porcelain Tile

Want an extra 20% off already marked down tile?

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Jul 30, 2015 4:26:35 PM

For a limited time, we’re offering an extra 20% off already discounted tile. Finish your dream kitchen, upgrade that bathroom — all at a fraction of the price.

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Topics: Tile, Offers

Tile Terms

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Jul 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

If you're currently or soon-to-be in the market for tile, brush up on your tile terms before hitting the stores. Familiarizing yourself with the basics will help you make a more educated decision on the material that's best for you and your project! 

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Topics: Tile