What is Honed vs. Polished? Seems like an easy questions for most but if you're not familiar with different tile finishes than it might not be so simple. We want to help clarify that for you so you're selecting the right finish for your project. Honed and Polished are both standard finishes for tile when talking about natural stone Travertine, Marble, Granite, Limestone, or Slate.
When calculating the amount of Natural Stone Tile or Pavers you need for your project ordering the correct amount of overage is an important part. There is a rule of thumb within the industry when working with Travertine, Limestone, or Marble Tile which is ordering at least 10-12% overage for your project. This overage is important to cover waste, miscuts, and any material that is broken or chipped during installation or when pulled out of the pallet. The main focus for this is making sure you have the correct amount of material to properly complete your project and that you're not left short which can cost you time, money, and frustration.
Rock Bottom Tile and Stone frequently gets questions regarding maintaining recently installed granite tops or trendy stone counter tops. We hear from many people who wish to understand how best to look after their counter tops. First question is always, how hard is it to take care of granite or marble counter tops? Truth is, most of our customers find it easier than they think. Below are a few basic tips to help make it easier for you.
What a great idea! Attention to the designer in you. Rock Bottom Tile
and Stone, LLC would like to introduce you to a terrific design concept that
can complete your natural stone floor. No longer do you have to have unsightly
floor vents that distract from the design aesthetic of sensational stone
flooring. There is nothing beautiful about an old metal vent and now you have
an option to blend that vent seamlessly with your stone flooring. You can do
this with any type of natural stone tile including travertine, marble,
limestone, slate, and granite.
Ledger Stone – an excellent natural stone solution to add beauty, style and value to your home. Rock Bottom Tile and Stone, LLC is now offering premium Ledger Stone materials nationwide. The ability to distribute these products is made possible due to extensive factory/quarry relationships and nationwide logistical capability. This exciting new line adds an exceptional attribute to the complement of products already available in their array. Owner David Cohen states, “We make it our mission to offer the most appealing products possible to add beauty and value to our clients’ projects.” Rock Bottom Tile and Stone has made shopping for stone as easy as clicking a mouse. Its quest has been to provide the most elite customer service, popular selection of a large variety of aggressively priced, premium grade natural stone products, as well as an evolving product line to keep up with current design trends and new offerings in the industry. After several years spent honing its business model it has now emerged as a proficient internet portal and a leader in the field of natural stone supply in many ways.
While polling real estate agents recently on what buyers really prefer in homes there was a resounding nod towards the use of real stone such as travertine, granite, limestone, etc., over any man-made products available. “Real stone has an inherent value for resale of homes”, states Ronnie Graves of Prudential California. In fact, the #1 question that gets asked by prospective buyers during most home walkthroughs is “Are the floors and countertops real stone?”
Rock Bottom Tile & Stone LLC is an online natural stone tile importing and distribution company founded to bring the highest quality natural stone to our customers at the absolute best prices. Our commitment is to provide excellence in quality, price and service.