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With its dramatic coastline, picturesque countryside and beautiful beaches, the Monterey area is one of the most scenic places in California. Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, many homes in the area have been designed to complement the local scenery, and they feature Spanish-style exteriors and elegant interiors.

If your home isn’t living up to its full potential, it may be time to think about making some updates. After all, when you live in such a scenic area, you’ll want the inside of your home to match the outside. One way to add value and style to your home is to update the flooring, and one of the most popular flooring options is tile.

Choosing the right tile for your home tile flooring is extremely durable and comes in a variety of colors, materials and sizes. Slate is popular with those who prefer a more rustic look, and ceramic or porcelain flooring goes well with any type of décor. For added interest, you can also choose to add tile inlays or borders at various points in the room. This strategy works especially well in long hallways or in a combined living and dining area.

When choosing a color, keep in mind that darker colors are better at camouflaging any dirt that gets tracked in by children and pets, and lighter colors can make your rooms feel larger. With so many options to choose from, you should have no trouble finding the right tile for your home.

If you’re having trouble narrowing down your choices, we can guide you through the entire design process. At American Tile, we have been fabricating and installing tile for over 14 years, and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have. We can suggest colors, patterns and materials and help you put together a look that will help to enhance the beauty and functionality of your home.

In addition, we can offer advice on other projects, including adding tile to your kitchen, bathroom and patio. Maintaining your New Tile Flooring Once your new tile flooring has been successfully installed, you can maintain its beauty with a few simple steps. Immediately following the installation, you’ll have to wait about 72 hours before using any type of liquid cleaner. This waiting period allows the tile to set properly and the grout to completely dry. After this, daily maintenance is easy. You can prevent excess dirt from entering your home by placing rugs or mats in front of your doors. It’s also a good idea to use mats under heavy furniture and in places where you may be standing for longer periods of time.

Sweeping or dry mopping the floor will pick up any dirt or debris, and for more thorough cleaning, you can mop the area with a mild cleaning agent. If you have additional questions or concerns about your new tile flooring, American Tile is always available to help. Tile flooring is extremely easy to maintain, and with proper care, your new floor will retain its original beauty for years to come.

Salinas and Monterey Bay residents, call our friendly service experts today for a free estimate on your next tile flooring project at 831-594-8964.