Whether you are replacing old flooring throughout your home, building a new space, or planning to improve your outdoor living
The Trendy Tile Look for Less
Tile flooring has stormed its way to center stage as one of the most popular, yet timeless, choices for the updated home. In a recent article featured on www.hgtv.com, flooring and design experts share the top flooring trends that “…bring style and function to any space.” Tile flooring is a tried-and-true style that has found its niche in nearly every home décor era. From your mother’s rose pink bathroom, to your son’s modern bachelor pad, tile is a time-tested option for your home renovation. Thankfully the pastels have faded out in favor of more contemporary designs, in anything from neutral earth tones to glitzy marble designs. For this “design era” in particular, large format tiles are an on-trend design that will never feel outdated. With both classic and modern elements, tile flooring is sure to please for years to come, whether you are remodeling your forever home or simply giving your space a facelift before putting it on the market.
As with most good things, there is a downside to choosing such an impactful design for your flooring makeover—”wow” comes with a price. On average, good quality tile can cost around $8/sqft, and can reach upwards of $20/sqft for high end options. Buyer beware: this pricing may not even include professional installation! How great would it be if there was a way to achieve that beautiful tile look for your renovation without draining your budget? Thankfully, with the extremely versatile and virtually limitless options available with our acrylic-cement overlay, you can achieve nearly any tile look for a fraction of the cost! Each design created by Texas Diamondback is totally custom to fit you, your needs, and the evolution of your space. With traditional tiles, you must resort to choosing whatever options are already available, which limits your ability to find that perfect fit for your vision. At Texas Diamondback, you are able to choose every detail for your space, including over 500 combinations of texture, color, size, grout line, and shape…that’s pretty amazing! What is even better is that our products go over plain old concrete, not only beautifying it, but reinforcing and strengthening your slab. Have a couple of cracks? No problem at all! Our product vendor, Concrete Technology Incorporated, has mastered the art of repair and design over the last 30 years and has some wonderful products to give your slab a seamless foundation for us to resurface.
I’m sure you are wondering by now how we are able to create such stunning designs with a cement product, so here is a brief rundown of what steps our designers and technicians go through to create your handmade, personalized design. First, our technicians will come visit you for an in-person estimate and to view your project space. Some things they take into account are if any repairs are needed prior to resurfacing, the size of the area, and the detail of your request. Are you envisioning Spanish tile in your dining room? Or large travertine-style tiles in the kitchen? What about something jaw-dropping, like your family’s monogram in the entryway, ready to greet all of your guests? The possibilities are endless!
After the technicians gather info regarding the technical side of the job, our designers will discuss color, texture, and shape with you. Texas Diamondback designers are skilled in a variety of situations, and will help hone any vision to achieve that perfect look for your home. Whether you know exactly what you want, or would appreciate some help from the professionals, we have all of the bases covered. Some options to consider are stone texture vs. smooth, rough, sponge finish, or even a combination. As far as color, there are far too many options to list! Typically when choosing color, our designers pull from the surrounding structure and/or décor. For example, if we are resurfacing your front porch, we will look to the color of your brick for inspiration. We have had some out-of-the-box
requests for a completely different color palette, and still managed to give the customer a cohesive and complimentary finished product. Once the design is chosen, our technicians come to prepare the surface. The prep work can vary based on the condition of the slab, but typically consists of grinding away the top layer. This exposure of the pores allows for a mechanical and chemical bond of our product to the slab, which ensures that it will not flake or peel in the future, even under heavy traffic. Once prep is finished, we begin resurfacing, and the process is just short of magic! We lay a base layer of acrylic-modified cement in your choice of “grout” color, mark off your requested pattern with fiber-filled tape that creates depth, then lay another coat of the cement mixture. This top layer is what we color according to your design. The project really comes together when we pull the tape to reveal the pattern, and the wow factor is found in the two coats of heavy-duty sealer we use to protect the design. This sealer is waterproof, scratch and fade resistant, and really brings out the lustrous colors of the project.
With an endless number of texture, color, shape, and sheen options, we really can create anything you can imagine! Support your local small businesses in Lubbock Texas and give us a call today at 806-787-0318 to schedule your free estimate!