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Below is a partial list of the tile services we provide. Contact us today if you would like to schedule a free estimate.

 
     
     
     
     
 

Tile is a common term used in the context of many home improvement and remodeling projects.  A tiling project  can add significant beauty and value to your remodeling project.  GSP Restoration has a lot of experience with helping our customers with the selection and installation of a large variety of tile products.

Floor tile is commonly made of ceramic or stone, although recent technological advances have resulted in glass tiles for floors as well. Ceramic tiles may be painted and glazed. Small mosaic tiles may be laid in various patterns. Floor tiles are typically set into mortar consisting of sand, cement and often a latex additive for extra adhesion. The spaces between the tiles are normally filled with sanded or un-sanded floor grout, but traditional mortar is sometimes used.

Natural stone tiles can be especially beautiful. However, as a natural product they are a little less uniform in color and pattern and require more planning for use and installation. Since stone tiles are mass-produced, they have very uniform width and length dimensions. Stone tiles such as those of granite or marble are sawn on both sides and then polished or finished on the facing up side, so that they have a uniform thickness.

Other natural stone tiles such as slate are typically "riven" (split) on the facing up side so that the thickness of the tile varies slightly from one spot on the tile to another and from one tile to another. Variations in tile thickness can be handled by adjusting the amount of mortar under each part of the tile, by using wide grout lines that "ramp" between different thicknesses, or by using a cold chisel to knock off high spots.

The hardness of natural stone tiles varies such that some of the softer stone (i.e. limestone) tiles are not suitable for very heavy traffic floor areas. On the other hand, ceramic tiles typically have a glazed upper surface and when they become scratched or pitted the floor looks worn, whereas the same amount of wear on natural stone tiles won't show or will be less noticeable.

Natural stone tiles can be stained by spilled liquids; they must be sealed and periodically resealed with a sealant in contrast to ceramic tiles which only need their grout lines sealed. However, because of the complex, non repeating patterns in natural stone, small amounts of dirt on many natural stone floor tiles do not show.

As skilled licensed general contractors we have many solutions available for adding any type of tile to your home. Or if this tiling project is for a rental property we have many solutions available for a strict budget.. GSP Restoration can help in many ways with the overall reduction of costs on your tiling project.
 

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GSP Restoration Inc.
California General Contractor License #795275
San Jose, CA  -  San Francisco, CA  -  Oakland, CA

 

Fremont Office

46509 Mission Boulevard
Suite 107
Fremont, CA 94539

Call for a Free Estimate:
Tel: (510) 687-1643
Fax: (510) 687-1673
 

San Jose Office

1659 N Capitol Avenue
Suite 151
San Jose, CA 95132

Call for a Free Estimate:
Tel: (408) 280-7499
Fax: (510) 687-1673
 


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