Grout

People are afraid of grout due to the fact that it can crack, stain, mildew, change color, and simply fall out.  Grout has been a constant battle for decades.  There is nothing worse than installing a tile job, and have the grout change color from dark brown lines, to light brown.  And everyone has different theories, to why these things …

Rectified Tile

What does rectified tile mean when referring to some porcelains?   When manufactures make porcelain tile, some tiles will not be 100% true to each size.  The manufactures takes the tile and mechanically cut the edges, and makes them straighter and more precise.  This makes for smoother and smaller grout lines, and more stream line look.  This extra process is …

What are Tile seconds

What are tile seconds   Firstly Southern Floors does not sell or use any seconds.  When the tile manufactures and hardwood manufactures, make the product they test numerous different dye lots and decide which color to use for that line.  Those products are sold a lot cheaper than the normal running lines because once it’s sold, it’s sold. Another reason …

Ceramic Tile vs. Porcelain Tile

Ceramic tile vs porcelain tile   When tile manufactures make tile, they start like you would when baking cookies.  You start with raw material “your cookie mix”, than you add water and other raw ingredients.  Once you get all your raw material you mix it, and place the cookies, “tile” in oven.  Once the tile is baked they take out …

Nylon Carpet Vs. Polyester Carpet

  A good nylon carpet is very resilient meaning the fibers bounce back, and abrasion resistant.  However Polyester is less expensive than nylon.  Polyester carpet is fade resistant, stain resistant, and can last a very long time if cared for properly.  We sell a lot of good polyester carpet due to the fact the price is very good and durability …

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Why Choose Bella Cera Hardwoods?

One plank at a time, one detail at a time, the work of artisans meets the style of fashion-forward interior designers. This is the essence of Bella Cera � hardwood premium in every detail except the price. Unlike any other modern manufacturer, Bella Cera prepares its flooring in the old Italian tradition, from uncompromising source wood selection to the final …