Liven Up Your Outdoors with Custom Tile

Summer is a fantastic time of year in which we gather together with friends and loved ones for cookouts, evening get togethers and vacations. Often times, these activities take place in the back yard and are concentrated around the back porch or patio. While it’s always nice to be able to share an evening with those we love, you might be feeling the need to spruce up your porch or patio to match the occasion.

Consider livening up your outdoor area this summer with the addition of custom tile. Custom tile is a great way to make your patio stand out, while also giving it some unique tones and textures that will be original to your home. We also feature custom tile design for kitchens if you prefer your gatherings to be indoor. The tile can be created in any color pattern and will be designed with your preferences in mind, allowing your patio or kitchen to become a direct extension of your personality.

If you’d like to learn more about custom tile and how it can spruce up your home this summer, contact our offices in San Jose, CA to schedule a consultation. We’ve worked with thousands of clients and are certain we have the experience and expertise necessary to make your tile dreams come true. Contact us today, we look forward to your call. 

The Color of Custom

When most people think of custom tile, they think of individual designs that are unique to the customer purchasing it. While this is one application of the term, there’s a lot more to custom tile just the patterns.

Custom tile can be made to match any color scheme that you may envision or that may exist within your home. We do this by working to match a color sample that you supply and then mass producing that color in the pattern or patterns you see fit.

This allows everyone to have the ability to customize the color of their tile and thus better match their home or business. This also helps to foster creativity within the home or workplace and provides a creative outlet for those who manufacture tile and for those who install it. It also provides a great conversation piece for anyone who might enter your home or business.

If you’re considering a residential or commercial tile installation and would like to know more about our custom tile designs and colors, contact our offices in San Jose, CA. We have the experience and expertise necessary to bring your designs to life or to give your tile the color you most fitting for your home. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.

Specialists in Excellence

It’s easy to buy a product that’s produced in mass quantities. Things like drill bits, drywall and paint supplies are available by the thousands. However, there are some items that aren’t as readily available in a normal store and require the use of a specialist.

A specialist is someone who has a unique talent for acquiring items that aren’t normally seen in other markets or at prices normally unavailable to the individual buyer. They recognize that each customer enters their store with their own unique tastes and preferences and work to provide a product that caters to their individual needs. This makes the specialist a valuable asset to anyone who is seeking to purchase something unique or difficult to find.

At Stonelight Tile, we consider ourselves to be specializes in the tile industry, due to our ability to produce and provide custom tile for our customers. We can create custom tile decorations and designs that cater to any style and even have options available for commercial tile installations. To learn more about our product offerings and how we can help you, contact our offices in San Jose, CA and let us know how we can help you. We have the experience and expertise

Custom Commercial Tile

Almost every commercial building has a tile installation of some kind within its premises. Most of these buildings are constructed by large commercial construction companies who buy their tile in bulk from big box manufacturers. As a result, many of the finished tile installations look boring and sterile, with nothing unique to set them apart from the many other installations found in various other commercial buildings. Subsequently, the tile is almost always the time and devoid of any originality or character, regardless of whether the building is a cafeteria, corporate office, health center, hospital.

The solution is in using custom tile for your commercial tile installations. Custom tile allows you to design your tile in such a way as to make every installation unique for the individual client. In this way you’re creating tile that reflects the consumer, rather than forcing the consumer to choose from outdated patterns and samples collected from bulk suppliers.

If you’d like to know more about our custom tile design, contact our offices in San Jose, CA. We also offer custom tile work for outdoor areas and can customize each piece to your specifications. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you make your next installation a success.

Make Your Tile Awesome

Tile can be one of the most frustrating parts of a home construction project, due to the limited selection of tiles offered by most retailers. It seems almost every store carries the same tired and worn out selection of tile samples, forcing homeowners to use the same patterns again and again.

Isn’t it time for something for something different? Wouldn’t you rather deal with a company who understands your need for self expression and honors your desire to be different rather than questioning your quality of your choices? At the end of the day, it’s your home and your tile should reflect your personality and style, not the style of the retailer.

Thankfully, there is a better option for those seeking something a little…unique. At Stonelight Tile, we work with our customers to create custom tile and custom tile designs that fit their needs. We can cater to almost any color palette and can create custom tile decorations that match the decor of your home. This is due to the fact that we believe every customer is unique and that their tile should reflect that individuality, not suppress it.

If you’re looking for custom tile for your home, come visit our offices in San Jose, CA. We have tile for both residential and commercial tile installations and are certain we can meet your needs.

Custom Tile – Real Choices

It seems that too many decisions are made for you in life with only the faint illusion of choice remaining in the process.

You pick the car you want…providing it’s one of the available models.

You pick the color you want…providing it’s one of the available colors for that model.

You pick the features you want…providing they are among the predesigned items in the list.

The truth is, there really aren’t many opportunities where you honestly get to pick whatever you want.

Fortunately, there are still a few areas where you truly can pick exactly what you want without having to settle for anything less. One of these is in the area of custom tile design. We’re able to work with our clients to manufacturer the exact tile in the exact colors that they desire, without constricting them to a pre-made color chart. This allows them to truly make a decision of their own creation, without having to wonder if the choice is actually theirs.

If this sounds like an option you’d like to consider, contact our offices in San Jose, California to schedule a consultation. We have the experience and expertise to help you make your dreams a reality and give you back the power of choice. Contact us today and let us know how we can serve you.

Decorating With Custom Tile

Since the ancient times of Mesopotamia, people having been using mosaics and tile inlays to add color, texture and pattern to their homes and palaces.

This historic art form used small pieces of stone, glass, clay and other hardened material to cover a surface, creating a unique pattern or image. The process was incredibly labor intensive, often taking months to complete as each piece was meticulously placed with care. For this reason, custom tile installations were only found in the wealthiest of homes.

Today, this process is both practical and affordable allowing anyone to benefit the beauty of a custom tile inlay. This will allow your home to stand out and is perfect for kitchens and baths, but may also be applied to walls and floors, as well as swimming pools.

If you’re interested in custom tile installations or custom tile decorations, contact our offices in San Jose, CA. We specialize in custom tile design and can develop the perfect installation for your home. We can also design custom tile plaques to create a unique item that you will enjoy for years to come. Contact our offices today and let us know how we can serve you.

Custom Tile – The End of Boring

If you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, you know just how difficult choosing tile can be.

Even with all the colors and options that are available to choose from, it can be hard finding the tile that really fits the look and style you’re trying to achieve.

This is because big-box stores cater to the masses, forcing everyone to choose from a predesigned selection of both color and style.

For those who want something outside of the ordinary, bland choices offered by big-box stores, custom tile can be a great solution.

Custom tile allows you to have the exact color you want in the style you desire.

It combines your passion and our expertise to form a solid expression of your individuality.

Having a custom tile installation will give your home a look that is unique and set it apart from those of your friends and neighbors.

We use only the best materials for each application and work with you to ensure satisfaction with the design.

If you’re looking for custom tile or would like to see what we can offer, contact our offices in San Jose, CA and let us know how we can serve you. We’ll look forward to your call.

Why You Need to Seal Your Grout

Once tile is installed, it’s a good idea to seal the grout. Around 98% of tile and grout can be sealed. A lighter colored grout that is latex-modified should be sealed twice because its light color is more prone to stones or to become dirty than grouts which are darker colored.

As far as sealing the tie itself, all natural stone tiles should be sealed, and many of the more common ceramic tile can be sealed to make washing off the grout easier. The only time that sealer can be harmful to the tile is when excess puddles are left on the tile surface.

Apply the sealer with a crush or spray, then towel off the tile to remove any left over residue.

Using the correct sealer for your tile is very important. Most of the time, the sealer should be an impregnator sealer. This sealer is use to seal the many pores of the tile or stone by penetrating them and blocking them from the inside out. These sealers keep moisture from getting through the tile surface while also allowing moisture to escape from within the tile.

Once the sealer has died, the stone or grout will will go back to its dry-looking state. If you want a shiny look, an enhance can be applied which will return some of the vibrancy of the tile.

For more information or to learn about our custom tile options, contact our offices in San Jose, CA. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Spanish Tiles

The American Southwest, particularly the state of California, has a unique and rich history. Nothing is more representative of that history than the Spanish mission.

If you’re building a home or business in California, you may consider using custom tile to reflect the colorful local heritage. This will allow your residence to become a part of that history and to carry on the rich traditions of the area.

We offer a singular array of tiles, based on California missions.  These Spanish-style tiles combine the sturdy, timeless designs of our past with the sleek, contemporary appeal of today.

The colors reflect the natural dyes and stains which would have been available and in use at the time of the founding of these missions, but you can enhance and customize your tiles by choosing background or emblem colors. 

As an added bonus, the mission tiles come with a booklet on the founding of each mission, which will allow your tile to become a centerpiece and conversations starter within your home.

If this sounds like something you would like to see in your home or for commercial tile installations, check them out in our portfolio or come by our offices in San Jose, CA for a consultation. .