Louisville Tile
Louisville Tile Distributors has been serving the Kentucky,
Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee market for over 50 years.
Louisville Tile is proud to offer the latest trends in
ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass, and metal tile.
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Tips & Info

Louisville Tile Distributors Tips and Info
Refresh your kitchen for as little as $5.00 per square foot or less.
One of the top recommendations for adding value to your house is a kitchen upgrade, but you don't have to spend a lot of time or money on it. If you want to refresh your kitchen but can't afford a full-scale remodel, a smart place to start is with tiling a backsplash which only takes a weekend and can cost as little as $5 per square foot. You can switch out a backsplash without moving cabinetry or appliances, and the sky's the limit in terms of material choices, colors, and patterns.

Following a few simple rules can help give you the backsplash you desire...
Focus: Create a focal point. If you find a more expensive tile that you can't live without, use it only in a focal area to help keep costs down

Mix and Match: Colorful backsplashes look best with simple solid color countertops. If you have a beautiful but busy granite countertop a more consistent color tile may be best.

Rotate: Changing the direction of a regular tile can help create an expensive look for less

Important info regarding installation of glass tile!
Always use white mortar when installing glass tile. The mortar shows through the glass and anything other than white can change the appearance of the tile. Always follow manufactures suggested installation methods.

Natural Stone....Quality Matters...
Because of the popularity of natural stone tile, it is important to bring quality in to the buying process. At Louisville Tile we have made a commitment to bring you the best quality materials at the best possible price. Listed are some of the characteristics you want to look for to ensure that you are receiving a high quality product:
Color Range-although the range in color from tile to tile is a characteristic that gives natural stone its beauty, more care is taken with high quality material to sort it into acceptable variations in color
Fill-some travertine tiles come filled and honed. With high quality material the acceptable number of voids or holes is much less and the filling and finishing process is much better
Calibration-This is especially important when dealing with slate. Good quality stone will have consistency in thickness
Quality Control-because stone is quarried all over the world, quality control can sometimes be an issue. Good quality control will help to eliminate unacceptable defects and breakage.

Uses for Tile:
Tile can be used in many areas both residentially and commercially.
  • Floor
  • Countertops
  • Walls
  • Backsplashe
  • Showers
  • Fireplaces
  • Patios
  • Outdoor Kitchens
The Life Cycle of Tile
Chances are good that your tile will go out of style before it wears out. Studies have shown tile to hold up 25 years or longer than other flooring options. This is also why it is important to follow proper installation methods. As long as your tile is installed properly it can last you a lifetime. Generally when we see tile failure it very rarely has anything to do with the material itself and very much to do with the installation.

Why Tile?
There are many reasons why tile is the perfect material for all different areas od your home or business.
Listed below are just a few of them...


Value-Ceramic Tile adds value to any building and requires almost no maintenance
Design Capability - The selections available in tile today offer basically limitless possibilities for design
Durability - As long as the proper type of tile is selected and installed properly it will maintain its original qualities and last a lot longer than other flooring options
Water Resistance - Most tile is waterproof making it a perfect material for use in bathrooms and kitchens
Clean and Healthy - Tile is easy to clean and does not harbor dust mites, mold, or bacteria
Low Maintenance - Tile is practically maintenance free. It resists dirt and stains.
Fade Resistance - The color of ceramic tile does not fade in sunlight like many other flooring materials.
Fire Resistance - Tile in non-combustible and does not give off fumes when exposed to fire
Outdoor Use -  Many of its qualities make tile the perfect material for outdoor use.

Kitchen and bathroom tile installations and remodeling tips