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Tile 101

The art of making and setting decorative tiles dates back over 6000 years and has created numerous techniques and styles along the way. Variations of the tiles themselves include Glazed, Pavers, Quarry Tile Porcelain, Mosaic Cement Boby, Stone Marble & Granite, Clay Tile (Satillo) Glass, and many more...

Tiles come in all sizes starting with the Mosaic of 1"x 1" up to 24"x24" porcelain. They range in cost starting at $1 to $30 per square foot depending on material and design. The colors are full range with some tiles having elaborate artistry. The shapes can be square, octagonal, hexagonal, rectangular, and other less common shapes such as round and diamond.

Tile has an artistic value that cannot be found in carpet, wood floors or any other synthetic material. It is an extremely flexible design medium making it ideal for bathroom floors, countertops, showers, tubs, patios, porches, swimming pools, mosaics, and just about anywhere else you can think of! Tile surfaces are very durable and can handle heavy traffic better than carpet or wood floors while requiring little maintenance.

Cox Tile can help you select the proper materials, layout, and design for your residential or commercial project independently or cooperatively with your interior decorator. Owner John Cox likes to think of himself as an "inferior decorator" and enjoys the opportunity to enhance the beauty of your projects by working with a professional designer. Cox Tile has many years of experience and can help you choose the best unique layout and design for your individual project.

Each room of the house holds its own potential for decorative tile work that brings color and focus, or just accents for further decoration into every space. The degree of versatility depends primarily on the type of tile used. Natural stone adds an elegance and warmth with its neutral tones and natural beauty. On the other hand ceramic floor tiles with their variety of colored glazes and shapes can create a distinctive focal point with a decorative tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom. Each project is customized to your taste and theme to offer you an attractive installation you will love for years to come.

Cox Tile, Inc. has extensive experience helping create patterns, borders, water jet murals, glass block installations, as well as using grout colorant and colored chaulk to blend the work seamlessly in any project. Together with Collier Designs, Cox Tile can install a customized medallion design to enhance floors, walls, backsplashes or patios. Collier Design medallions are individual hand-crafted works of art made from tile, granite or marble by a local artist. Every piece is custom with regard to color, size, and pattern. See our photo galleries for ideas and examples!

All job estimates, both for new construction or remodeling are free. Only the highest quality materials guaranteed to be free of defects are used and all work comes with a warranty to ensure only the finest workmanship. Call us today for your free estimate!

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