Tips To Help You Select The Right Home Improvement Contractor For Your Home Improvement Project

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You have decided that your family needs to add on to your home but now you are left with the task of deciding which NJ home improvement contractor you want to hire. In fact, you may not even know where to start looking for a home improvement or remodeling contractor.  here we will provide a few tips on how to decide on which NJ home improvement contractor will best be suited for you.

When deciding on which NJ home improvement contractor you think would work best for you, you want to first find contractors that specialize in the type of project you are trying to build. As simple as this sounds, some homeowners would never think to focus on bathroom remodeling contractors for their bathroom remodeling project or home addition contractors for their proposed home addition project. Homeowners shouldn’t  assume that every and any NJ home improvement contractor can build what you are looking to build.

 

References and positive feedback should be another item that you want from your NJ Home Improvement contractor. Prior to signing on the dotted line, have your Home Improvement Contractor provide as many references to you as you feel comfortable with. Usually 2-4 references should be suffice. Now, take those references and call each one. Leave a message entailing what information you are requesting if no one answers. Make sure you get in touch with the references and find out specifically if the home improvement contractor  adequately performed all his required duties. More importantly, you want to make sure that the references are of jobs that are similar to the one you are about to undertake. It wouldn’t make sense to request feedback from a provided reference if they had a deck built and you are looking for a multi story addition.

Here are some other ways to find a NJ home improvement contractor for your remodeling job. Go to your local newspaper and simply start calling some of the contractors listed. Request a free estimate  and set up an appointment for them to stop by to  see and hear your proposed ideas. Have 4 -5 contractors stop by over the course of 1-2 weekends. They will then provide you a written proposal but make sure that you discuss exactly the same options so that you can compare the bids against each other.

Another way to decide on a NJ home improvement contractor is to ask around and see if any people know of a remodeling contractor that you may be interested in using. Start with your neighbors. Sometimes your neighbor may be an excellent source since he or someone that he knows could have used a home improvement contractor. If the contractor was good, then you will hear all about it. Another way is to go to your local building department and see if there is a contractor in particular that often works in the area and has a good reputation. Although the building department isn’t partial to giving out recommendations, they may give you a few names of local companies that often work in their towns. If all this wasn’t enough, you may even want to drive around and simply look for homes under construction. You will see the signs posted and numbers for those contractors.

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Mr. David Pangione

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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Are you interested in remodeling your home by building an add a level in Bergen County New Jersey. If you own a ranch, cape cod or even a split level, it is very common as a NJ Home Improvement Contractor to remove the existing roof and build an entirely new floor above. Specializing in add a levels and NJ Home Additions, Pangione Developers Inc., a NJ Home Improvement Contractor has built raised levels all throughout Bergen County NJ.

What are the benefits of building an Add A Level? Well as a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, we have found that homeowners wanting to originally move can’t get the asking price that they anticipated. So they remove their home from the marketplace and then start the process of deciding what can be done with their home to increase the foot print and living area.

Building an add a level home improvement is usually one of the most popular choices selected by homeowners. Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will remove the roof of your home and then begin the process of building a new floor layout. The main focus is to relocate the bedrooms from the 1st floor and have them now situated into the new add a level. So now that the bedrooms are relocated to the add a level, the 1st floor can then be opened up and that living area will be created into an open floor plan.

Your new NJ add a level layout can have various different layouts but the most common would be 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom as well as a potential laundry. It is all dependant on your home’s existing square footage. If you have an attached garage, you can also gain the living area above the garage as well. If you are lucky enough to have a larger existing floor plan, you can option for a master bathroom along with a standard bathroom. Another option you may want to consider and has become very popular is a 2nd floor laundry. Most times located off the standard bath area, your new laundry location will be a welcomed option for all.

If you have any questions, contact Pangione Developers Inc, your NJ Home Improvement Contractor.

 

 

 

 

Master Bathroom Remodeling- NJ Home Improvement Contractor

Do you want to have your own master bathroom suite in your home located Bergen County New Jersey and you are looking to hire a NJ Home Improvement Contractor. One concern is where would you like to build your master bathroom suite. You may need to hire a NJ Home Improvement Contractor to build a home addition in order to accommodate the master bathroom. You may have an extra room alongside your existing master bedroom that would be beneficial for your new master bathroom layout and reconfiguration. Also, if you are planning a new home, you can simply layout a master bathroom into your architectural plans much easier.

The question is, what size master bathroom would be ideal for me? You may want to consult with your NJ Home Improvement Contractor. This is a rather hard question to answer but one major factor that dictates  the size of your master bathroom will be what size is the space you have to work with. As long as the space you have available is at least a minimum of 10’x10′ then you will be able to work within that area. Again this all depends on the homeowner’s needs.
Ask your NJ Home Improvement Contractor what fixtures make a master bathroom suite standout from a standard bathroom and give it more appeal. A double sink bathroom vanity for him and her is probably one of the most requested fixtures for a master bathroom. Also your master sink configuration will consist of a double sized vanity, GFI wall outlets and vanity lights as well. Many homeowners request, if your space allows it, plan on adding both a custom standing shower and a separate Jacuzzi. Usually the shower will be completely custom made from the shower base on up with a frameless shower door to enclose it. To further dress up your shower, install body sprays with separate volume control knobs to turn different body sprays on and off at different times. A steam unit can also be installed and with the press of a button, you will have a all the comforts that your shower can offer.

You may want your NJ Home Improvement Contractor to install a Jacuzzi in your master bathroom. The smallest size Jacuzzi you would want would be 5′ x3′. Your Jacuzzi can be installed with an apron or as a deck mounted version. The deck mount version is where your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will build a landing to support the Jacuzzi. A hole somewhere in the middle of the deck will be cut and the Jacuzzi will be lifted and then lowered into the hole. The landing would be tiled as well as any walls that are exposed. You NJ Home Improvement Contractor would need to create an access panel so that the motor and pumps could be worked on if needed.

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Mr. David Pangione

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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NJ Kitchen Remodeling Tips From Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor

If you are a homeowner or even a NJ Home Improvement Contractor looking for ideas that you can use for your Kitchen Remodeling project in Bergen County New Jersey. Kitchen remodeling can be the most expensive room in your home to remodel. Some people may remodel the entire kitchen and others may remodel a portion such as changing countertops and or appliances.

I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to rip apart your entire kitchen in order to make it look good. You feeling relieved yet? Well keep reading then. How about changing the color of your kitchen. You know that having your NJ Home Improvement Contractor apply a coat of paint can go a long way. Also, if you have the old style wood cabinets, you can resurface them as well with a coat of paint.

Do you have the old Formica countertops? Don’t you want to just toss them to the curb. Well now is your chance. Hire a marble fabrication contractor to remove the existing Formica countertops and install granite. Over the years, granite has actually come down in price so if you shop around, you may be able to find a NJ Home Improvement Contractor offering a great deal on granite countertops.

How are your appliances holding up. I bet you would like to trade them in for some new energy efficient stainless steel units. Changing the dishwasher , refrigerator, oven and microwave will really give your kitchen a new look. Pending your budget, you can even purchase today and pay a year later with some larger home appliance suppliers. Here’s another tip. Bring your old appliances down to your local scrap metal dealer and you could get up to $75 – $100 for those old metal units.

What kind of flooring is in your kitchen? Most old kitchens have linoleum. Usually they are 12″ x 12″ squares but other times the linoleum could have been installed in sheets. Have your NJ Home Improvement Contractor get rid of that linoleum and install ceramic, porcelain or even marble tile. Many times you don’t even have to remove the old linoleum. By installing a cement backer board above the linoleum with screws, you can apply the tile directly to the cement backer board. Tile up to the existing kitchen cabinets, apply the grout and there you have it, a new floor.

With these few tips, you can be sure your kitchen remodeling will be looking better in no time. If you have any questions, contact your NJ Home Improvement Contractor or click on the link below.

 

Mr. David Pangione
Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.
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HOME ADDITIONS and REMODELING

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As a Home Addition specialist in Bergen County NJ, we offer the most competitive prices for your home addition project. There are many New Jersey Contractors to choose from so which New Jersey home improvement contractor should you hire for your room addition?.  As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years, we simply want to offer the best product per square foot at the most affordable prices. Without compromising quality, we want to progress through each job stage and finish as quickly as possible. Our referrals will back that up. Your home improvement project shouldn’t have to interrupt your family during the course of the home remodeling.

Hiring a Home Addition and Remodeling Contractor in Bergen County New Jersey  can be a tedious task. Which remodeling contractor do you call? There are so many NJ Home Improvement Contractors to choose from. Let me offer some advice. You want a company that specializes in home additions, room additions and any other type of house addition. When adding an addition to your home, a company that specializes in home additions will coordinate and execute each stage accordingly. If one step is missed or slightly overlooked, you home addition project may reach a setback.

Let’s take for instance your new addition floor height. When building your home addition, you want to make sure that the new floor heights match the existing floor heights. If your footings are not aligned exactly at the height that is required, by the time the masonry block and floor beams are installed, you will then find out that the new and old floor heights do not match up. Sure, you would think that your contractor would know this but you would be surprised. You want to hire a contractor that specializes in home additions, raised levels and  all types of room additions when you are ready for your home addition project.

When hiring a contractor for your home addition, you want to consider how long the project will take until it is completed. You hear stories of home remodeling projects that are never ending. A home renovation shouldn’t take at a maximum, longer than 3 months. This is also a complete home remodeling. So for anything smaller, you can factor in slightly less time according to the size of the job. Your Home Improvement Contractor should provide a written time schedule for your to have disclosing how long the estimated time frame for the job to be completed. If you hire a home improvement company that specializes in home additions or house additions, you should have your home completed within that time frame.

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This home addition is receiving a vinyl siding installation on the entire home. In this case, we installed a new top level otherwise known as a raised level. The customer opted for 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms added to their cape cod home addition. This vinyl siding installation will be finished within 2-3 days.

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TRIM and MOLDING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

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Molding

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, I can tell you that choosing the right molding for your home improvement project changes the look of your home drastically. Just by adding molding, your remodeling project will change the entire look of a room or rooms without changing the actual dimensions of  the room. Moldings come in many shapes and sizes. It is possible to add molding to your doors, windows, floor perimeters, ceilings or even walls. Purchasing and installing  moldings can be one of the smartest home improvement choices any homeowner can make when looking for ways to bring your rooms to life.

Trim-A Lost Art

Homes built long ago were created with grandiose molding schemes. If you have ever visited a home built before the 1950’s or so, you understand what I am talking about. Where windows these days are trimmed with 4 pieces of molding, one for each side, back then a window was trimmed with between nine to thirteen pieces of molding. Floors had minimum six inch base molding, a 1 3/4″ base cap and a 3/4″ quarter round where the floor meets the 6″ base. These days, you are lucky to have a 3 1/4″ base molding.

This molding style was lost somewhere in the 1950’s and molding became more simple. Gone were the chair moldings that brought to your rooms so much character. As it created a horizontal divider throughout any room it was in, many times the lower half was  a different color from the top half or one section had wall paper. Inside the lower half many people installed wainscoat  wall treatments which  could have been created in many different styles.

Wainscoting

Wainscoting moulding can bring any room to life. With it’s many styles and design’s, you can create so many different variations of patterns with wainscoting. The traditional style of creating the lower 1/3 of a wall with a wainscoting pattern, then the remainder of the upper wall can be painted of wallpapered. As you can see, wainscoting can make any room look amazing.

Are you interested in having wainscoting installed in a room in your home?

Door and Window Trim

Door and window trim has become a very important part of many remodeling. People are now removing old trim and replacing with new moulding assembly’s with much more detail. The focus has shifted from the standard 2 1/4″ window and door trim and the 3 1/4″ floor trim. Homeowners are inquiring and requesting larger, wider more detailed moldings. Rightly so, since the look is much more appealing for all to see. Changing over and installing newer more  detailed moldings is not very complicated. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, we have removed and replaced moldings on thousands of windows and doors. People like the look of a room that is more detailed. Replacing and or installing from scratch, new door and window trim can really make your rooms stand out. The great thing about installing mouldings is that its’s really not that complicated. With the assistance of a book or video, one can learn to trim very easily.

Are you interested in Door and Window Mouldings?

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

of

Pangione Developers Inc.

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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HOW TO TILE FLOORS

HOW TO TILE

Do you want to learn how to tile? Have a home improvement tiling project that you want to try but you are unsure where you should start? Tiling can be intimidating to say the least. Here I will provide some tips on how to get started and get your tiling project under way. Whether you want to tile in your addition, kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation or even the foyer entry, we will point you in the right direction.

TILE FLOORING

Have you been considering tiling in your home or apartment. Want to tile your kitchen backsplash or install tiling on your bathroom floor? Actually, tiling is very easy to apply and install.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years, I have installed tiling in thousands of projects in and around Bergen County NJ. If you have no experience and want to install floor tile, ceramic tiles, wall tile or any other type of tiling for a tiling project, start by getting a “How To Tile Book”. Applying the tile is fairly standard. Wall tiles are applied  one way and floor tiles are applied another. Once you learn the two systems, they are fairly consistent pending the type of tile material you use such as ceramic, marble, porcelain or even granite or slate. For arguments sake and the content of this article, we will stick to the basic ceramic tile for a kitchen backsplash  as we move forward.

               BASIC TILING TOOLS

After you get  your how to tiling book, you will find that various tools are needed for your tiling project. The standard tools would be a wet saw, grinder, trowel. If you plan on completing a few tiling projects then you may want to purchase a basic wet saw. A snap dry cutting saw can be used also and is half the price. Both can be purchased for under $80. Your other basic tiling tools can also be purchased for under $40 together.

Once you determine what you want to tile, estimate the square footage of the area you are going to be tiling. That is simply achieved by multiplying the length by the width and you will get your square foot allotment. Figure slightly more for waste. If you are purchasing the tile from a local supplier, then leave the excess off, you can always  go back for more.

Make sure to purchase to appropriate amount of grout. Pending if you are installing floor tile or wall tile, the grout you use will be determined upon this factor. Inform your supplier as to which application it will be for so you get the appropriate type.

 

A tiling professional will not start tiling until he determines his starting point. When you look for a “How To” tiling book, make sure it explains how to determine tiling quantities and starting points in detail. Also, get a book that show many pictures detailing each step as you progress. This will be helpful and informative.

BUY A TILING BOOK

You may want to purchase a tiling book that only pertains to the type of tiling project you want to achieve. For example, if you are going to tile a backsplash, purchase a book explaining only that subject. If you are going to tile a floor, get a book explaining how to tile flooring. This way you will have more of your questions answered prior to starting your tiling project. If you purchase a tiling book that discusses many types of tiling projects, there may be less detail on what you are looking for because they are only touching on the subject.

If you have any questions, you can ask your NJ Home Improvement Contractor for advice

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HOME REMODELING TIPS-Keeping Your Home Clean During Construction

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You are just about to start your Home Improvement project and your remodeling contractor notified you that the work will start soon. Are you prepared for the work to begin on your home addition, room addition, raised level also commonly called an Add a Level or even a kitchen renovation or bathroom renovation? Before your home improvement contractor begins remodeling, you want to make sure you have your home all set for the dust and contaminants that flow through the air. Get yourself ready by setting up the proper shielding in order to  protect and minimize any potential hazards that lie ahead.

First off, figure out what part of your home will be affected by your remodeling project. If your are installing an addition in the rear of the home, then you are actually lucky. You can prepare only a small portion of your home which means less work for you.

Let’s say you are remodeling your home and installing a new raised level or add a level. Many times this type of remodel project involves opening and removing walls on the 1st floor. Even installing new a new staircase is common so in this type of situation, the work will be spread out all around the interior of your home. That means obviously there is more to protect and cover.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor specializing in home additions, room additions, raised levels and complete home renovations, I have showed up to my customers homes on day one only to find absolutely nothing protected. Other time, the home is protected from top to bottom.

Here are some tips to get your home prepared for the remodeling job ahead….

REMODELING: Protect the floors

If your home improvement project is going to affect most of your home, obviously you would want to remove as much of the contents as possible if not all of it. Many workers will be walking throughout your home. The very first thing you want to do is protect your floors. Floor protection can be achieved by applying surface shields. For rugs, you can apply a plastic roll out that has a one sided adhesive. Some of these plastic sheet protectors will last 30 – 45 days. For hardwood, you can apply similar plastic barriers but these will be a bit thicker with a slight cushion to then. Again, these will have a one sided adhesive. Many of these roll out plastic protectors can be used on tile floors as well. Once finished, they can easily be removed and discarded.

REMODEL: Protect Protect Protect

Here’s a great tip for you. If you are going to have traffic near your bathrooms, kitchens, or even your deck, make sure you cover and protect it properly. For all of the above there are specific shields for each task need to protect.

Let’s take the countertop’s on both the kitchen and bathroom. You would want to install appropriate surface shield’s offering protection especially on marble and granite countertops.

For you bathroom’s, purchase tub liner’s so they will cushion any item’s that may fall and chip the enamel.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Protect large areas

If you have large areas of tile, carpet, hardwood or even a wood deck or lemonade porch, there are other ways to protect. Purchase and install into place protective pvc sheets. These are easy to place down any very light weight. I use these many times when We are working at a site that has an existing deck. We lay the protective pvc sheets down until the job is complete, then remove them. They can absorb a heavy impact well. these pvc sheets can also protect doors, cabinet, walls and furniture.

 

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Install barriers

One of the best ways to protect your home improvement, whether it’s a room addition, kitchen renovation or even a bathroom renovation is to install plastic barriers. A plastic barrier is a temporary wall made of plastic. Just recently, tools were made that make this a whole lot easier such as a zip wall. In minutes, you can create a barrier from floor to ceiling.

On great way to use this system is to put all your belongings such as furniture into a room that isn’t  going to be used. Install the barrier around the furniture, encasing it in plastic. If you need to access the furniture, you can install a zip- zipper attachment to the plastic wall. when you need access, just unzip and go.

You can also use a barrier to block off one part of your home from the other. Works great especially for additions, home additions, raised levels and bathroom renovation remodeling projects.

ADDITIONS: Tarps and Drop Cloths            

Another great way to protect your home from dust and potential damage is to purchase and install tarpaulin’s and drop cloths. If you can’t get your plastic barrier walls installed, make sure you cover everything and anything with basic plastic tarps or drop cloths. Minimize dust issues later on. Ultimately, if you can combine several of these methods, you will be well covered. Covering and protecting will save you a lot of aggravation.

Ask your Home Improvement Contractor for advice before you remodel your home.

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

of

Pangione Developers Inc.

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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REMODELING YOUR HOME- ENERGY SAVING TIPS WHEN YOU REMODEL

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Are you remodeling your home now or  planning to remodel in the future? These days with the costs of natural gas and oil skyrocketing, it is very expensive to heat and cool your home. You may want to consider consulting  with your home improvement contractor regarding upgrading the exterior walls to your home addition from 2×4’s to 2×6 construction for your home improvement project.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, many times when we start a home renovation, we will remodel with 2×6 exterior walls. This is beneficial when building new homes, home additions, raised levels or any time you put up new exterior walls. Up until recently, all exterior walls traditionally have been designed and built using 2×4 douglas fur stud framing. An R-11 insulation would be fitted into the bays between studs placed 16″ on center. This has been sufficient for many years.

With skyrocketing energy costs, rules and regulations have been put in place to make home building procedures geared toward producing more energy efficient homes. These rules and regulations vary from place to place but the idea will work regardless of where you are located. If your renovation project is designed with 2×4 construction, discuss with your home renovation contractor what extra costs are involved in order to install the 2×6 framing.

By upgrading your remodeling project, there will be more upfront costs involved. Obviously, you will be paying for the difference between a 2×4 and a 2×6. This method will only be applied to the exterior walls and not all the walls such as the interior. Since these wall will go from 3 1/2″ thick to 5 1/2″ thick you will now be able to upgrade your insulation from an R-11 batt insulation to an R-19. What does all this mean with your energy bill? Well, that is simple. You will be protecting your interior from any exterior element’s better. Almost 1  1/2 times better which means you will be locking in the heating and cooling.

By applying this strategy when you remodel, you will be paying more to upgrade with the 2×6’s and the better insulation BUT you will be paying less monthly for your heating and cooling bills. I myself have built entire floors for myself and my customers. My own home is amazingly efficient in both the summer and winter. The feedback I receive from my customers is positive as well. So sure, it does cost more to build this way but you will make your money back within 3 years or less in most cases pending the size of the remodeling job.

Another item to remember is that with the larger walls, your home improvement contractor will need to factor in the extra trim material needed to extend your window jambs to compensate for the thicker walls. Not to worry, this is standard procedure. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, I can tell you that the extra cost to extend your window jambs is minimal.

Discuss your remodeling options with your home improvement contractor for your next home addition or home improvement project.

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NJ Home Improvement Contractor-Tiling Information For Your Remodeling Project

Have you hired a NJ Home Improvement Contractor that is about to tile your bathroom, laundry or kitchen?. What about your foyer?. If you have recently  built a raised level, addition or are just remodeling, you will need to figure out what type of tile products you are going to install throughout your home renovation. We are going to briefly discuss Ceramic, marble and porcelain tile products for your home renovation project.

NJ Home Improvement Contractor- Tiling with Ceramic

Your Bergen County NJ Home Improvement project has been running smooth.  At this time, you will now need to pick out your tile products for each bathroom renovation, kitchen renovation or any other room that will need tiling. Using ceramic tile can be a cheaper more inexpensive way to go when tiling your home.

Ceramic tile is a very durable material and tends to be less expensive than porcelain, marble or slate and easier for the tiling crews to work with as well. It is also highly resistant to staining which makes it very attractive  for your installations.  Tile installers are able to cut and bore ceramic more easily than other exotic material such as marble, slate or porcelain. Ceramic tile comes in many different  colors as well as textures. Different types of edging such as bull nosing can be purchased as a set with your ceramic tile. As an example, when your tile installation gets close to a corner, your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will install the bull nosing  which has a slightly tapered end. This will create a nice finish. Since the ceramic tile is easy to work with, its labor costs tend to be cheaper  than when using Porcelain or Marble.

NJ Home Improvement Contractor-Tiling with Marble and Porcelain

Contrary to common thought, porcelain tiles are extremely durable. They also have an absorption rate at 100 times less than most ceramic tiles. Also they can be quite costly as compared to ceramic. Porcelain tiles are formed very similar to ceramic tiles but fired at much higher temperatures. With the addition of extra ingredients as well as higher firing temperatures, porcelain tiles are extremely durable and highly stain resistant. Porcelain can also be polished to a high gloss finish.

Marble tile is a very hard durable stone. Like porcelain, marble can be highly polished for  high gloss finish. Also, it can also be tumbled for a natural, more worn look. Marble is very porous which makes it easy to be stained. Sealing your marble is highly recommended to prevent staining. When installing marble tiling, you can purchase custom manufactured saddles , bath shelving, decorative nosing or any other fabricated pieces you can think of. It can match your  marble tile installations. When my customers are purchasing  marble at my supply centers, I will instruct them to seek out slabs of marble that match the actual marble tile they have chosen. Also, they can use the matching slab to fabricate vanity tops or countertops.

If you have any questions, contact your NJ Home Improvement Contractor for answers.