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Ceramic Tile might well be the most versatile flooring on the market.

The colors and textures you can find these days in ceramic tile leave you with limitless options. It’s fairly easy to clean and near impossible to stain, and the most waterproof of all flooring types.  When planning your next project and choosing materials, you should keep the use of tile in mind. Ceramic tile can transform a space and give your home a touch of your own style with varying colors and styles such as a wood-look. Besides the visual appeal, tile can provide some important features that other building materials can’t. Those reasons include aiding in improving the air quality of your home, safety from chemicals and fire spreading, and mold resistance.

Tile is Great for Allergies!

One of the benefits of having ceramic tile is the improvements that can be made to your home’s air quality. Believe it or not, the flooring in your home could be emitting things that could affect your air quality like VOC’s or volatile organic compounds. An example of a VOC is formaldehyde, which is a substance that can be found in your flooring or even wall coverings. Using tile in your home eliminates the chance of VOC’s coming along with your new flooring, which makes your flooring safer for you to come in contact with. Ceramic tile is created by firing together naturally occurring materials, which eliminates the use of chemicals or harmful substances, and making it inorganic.

Further improving the air quality, ceramic tile has no hidden surfaces for germs and allergens to get stuck in, as well as pet dander and dust. This means that you can actually breathe easier in a home with ceramic tile.

Fire & Mold Resistant

Another benefit of using tile in your home will decrease the risk of fire spreading in the event of a home fire. Ceramic tile is not flammable or combustible, and it also does not have any chemicals so there will be no dangerous smoke when heated. Not only will ceramic tile stop fires, but the tile can also stop mold and mildew. Since ceramic tile is made of organic materials, it can provide no host for mold or mildew. Tile is inorganic, which is why the mold and mildew have no place for growth or survival.

Bay Tile Kitchen and Bath provides you with the knowledge and the choices to create an affordable and safe flooring for your home. They can also provide kitchen and bathroom renovations to help you make any changes to your flooring and countertops, and offer a wide array of flooring options that can suit any homeowner’s vision for their perfect home. Looking for a durable flooring option like tile? Come visit our 8,000 sqft showroom on McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater where you can see samples as well as kitchen and bathroom models.






How to Determine the Best Flooring For Pets

There are many factors that one should consider when choosing the flooring of their home, and the important one is the functionality and comfort. There are some types of flooring that have different benefits, and some could benefit you the most. If you own a pet, there are some extra considerations when choosing the flooring that is helpful. Although it might be obvious that carpet is the worst and hardwood is the best, there are other flooring options that are best for pets. Depending on the flooring that you have, owning a pet might be more difficult, so it is important to know what works the best,

Consideration for Flooring

A factor of flooring that you should consider when you have a pet is resistance to scratches. The flooring you choose should be one strong enough to not get covered in scratches from your pet’s nails. Another factor should be flooring’s resistance to stains. Animals can be messy and could also have accidents. You want the flooring that is easy to clean and does not have the ability to stain easily.  The last item to consider would be the pet’s safety and comfort. Some floor materials are made or assembled using chemicals that shouldn’t be ingested and could be dangerous to pets. There are some types of flooring that are slippery, and could potentially hurt your pet due to injury.

Types of Flooring for Pets

There are quite a few good flooring options that are also good for pet owners. The best options are tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring. They each provide everything you would want in flooring when owning a pet. Each has great scratch resistance, stain resistance and is the safest flooring for pets. However, tile should be your main choice because of the other benefits that tile provides. Tile is also safer and better for your home. Using tile increases your home’s air quality and is mold and mildew resistant, as well as being the best option for homes with pets.

Tile flooring has come a long way in style and design. Not only can you find wood-looking tile, but they come in so many variations and colors now! Get the exact tone and shade of natural hardwood to match any decor, with the durability and lasting beauty of tile. Bay Tile Kitchen and Bath has all the options and services you need to choose tile. With an 8,000 square foot showroom, you can select the flooring that looks and feels perfect for your space. We offer kitchen and bathroom renovations, countertops, and installation with all types of flooring available. We are able to give you the flooring you need to maintain clean and beautiful flooring even with a pet!


5 Flooring Trends Of 2020

Times are rapidly changing, which means so is fashion. Fashion means more than just the clothes you put on your back. Fashion is the clothes you wear, the books you read, and even what flooring your put into your home. Remodeling your home can be an exciting process. The decade is ending, which means it’s the perfect time for a change. Here are our top picks for the biggest flooring trends of the coming decade.

Wood Look Floors

Not just hardwood, but wood look! The gorgeous natural tones of wood, with the timeless, elegant feel but more affordable than ever. Think porcelain wood look tiles. You can choose any variety of looks you want from rustic-chic to stunning and modern. It’s a big year for faux-looking flooring. With more grains and colors to choose from than ever before, your guests will be gushing over your new wood look tile.

Wider Planks

Over the years, floorboards and tiles have become increasingly wider. For the year 2020, experts predict that the most popular sizes will be as wide as 12 inches! By using wider planks, you make the room feel more spacious and extravagant. Wide planks still come in all of your favorite finishes, making it a perfect facelift for any home.

Earthy Tones

Another trend for the upcoming decade is earthy tones. Earthy tones would be considered to be cozy, warm, and neutral. They are elegant but not flashy. They bring sophistication and warmth to any home. You can choose between using wood that is already an earthy tone, or you could finish any wood you like with earthy tones.

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Save the planet! Going green has become an enormous fad. Everyone is recycling, installing solar panels, and using recycled materials to build their homes! In some renewable options, you can find cork or even bamboo. There are even floors that have air-purifying finishes; These floors are simply installed and coated, and then are activated when anyone walks over them! Save the planet, and live healthier this next decade!

Distressed Floor Styles

The distressed look has been popular for years. Distressed floors are edgy and rustic. A perfect little flair for any country farmhouse style home. Tile can now be found with a patina look to it, giving it the appeal of aged, stained wood. The soft, worn texture will look like it has been there forever, naturally. The perfect part about distressed flooring is that it’s so easy to maintain.

When you’re ready to do the remodel you’ve always dreamed of, consider these hot flooring trends for 2020. Bay Tile Kitchen & Bath has every floor covering you can imagine, keep up with the trends or start a new one. Visit our 8,000 square foot showroom on McMullen Booth rd today and let us help you find the flooring of your dreams! Be sure to ask about any specials we might be running for flooring installation too. We’re here to help you find the latest and greatest flooring trends and help you tackle that home renovation project you’ve been waiting for.


How to protect wood floors with these 8 easy tips:

As another year comes and goes, the holidays approach rapidly. With holidays zooming towards you, there is so much to do and so little time to do it. With so much going on, not many people put much thought into how their floors will be affected this holiday season. Big presents can scratch your floors when pushed across the room, Aunt Jill’s high heels will scuff your floors as well. You can’t avoid the holidays altogether, but there are some precautions to ensure your wood floors stay looking their best, even after all of the festivities.

Regular Cleaning

Keeping your floors clean all the time is a great start to ensuring you keep your floors looking their best for as long as possible. Using your basic mopping solution will help seal your floors to avoid having them get scratched and scuffed. There is much debate out there regarding the proper cleaning solution for wood floors, but most agree, a damp mop (not a soaking one) with good old soap and water!


Doormats can be cute and useful. Holiday mats bring a cute festive touch to any room. Placing the mats near all entrances of the house will help control the amount of dirt that gets tracked through your home.

Trim Pet’s Nails

This may seem like a given, but pets nails can be a nightmare to not only your furniture but your hardwood floors as well. When the nails get too long, they’ll begin to scratch your floors any time the pet zooms across them. Trimming them yourself or getting them professionally cut are both great options.

Protect Wood Floors by Using Rugs

Much like doormats, rugs can protect large areas of your floors. Area rugs tie a room together while simultaneously giving great protection.

Take Off Your Shoes

Shoes can cause scratches and scuffs to wood flooring. Encouraging guests to take off their shoes will not only keep dirt from getting tracked through your home but will also preserve your floors from high heels or marking shoe soles.

Use Pads On Furniture

Keeping felt pads on the bottom of all your furniture will help keep your floors from being marked up. Any time a chair is pushed in, or a table is
moved ever so slightly, your floors are being scratched. Felt pads help furniture glide on flooring instead of dragging and scratching.

Waterproof Tree Stand

If you have a live Christmas tree in your home, make sure the stand is waterproof! Christmas tree stands can be known to leak water if they get too
old. This water leaking in a place you can’t notice it will cause the water to sit and warp your floors. Water is wood’s worst enemy!

Use A Protective Coating

Using a special solution to mop your floors will help keep them in tip-top shape. Many solutions will coat your floors to ensure they don’t get scratched or scuffed this holiday season.

It pays to be smart when it comes to how to protect wood floors, with proper care and maintenance they will last you a lifetime! Don’t let the hustle of the holiday season keep you from looking after your floors, with a few easy steps you can keep them looking brand new. Bay Tile Kitchen & Bath provides an amazing variety of hardwood flooring options as well as durable, wood-looking tile. We can install your product or ours. Call today with any questions.