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General Ceramic Tile Information

FILA Cleaning Products
FILA is a technical line of cleaning and maintenance products for ceramic and porcelain tile as well as natural stone. Visit their site for the appropriate products to care for your tiled surfaces.

Color Shade Variation
Learn how the tile industry determines shade variations in ceramic and porcelain tiles.

The Nature of Tile
Even though it is man-made product, ceramic and porcelain tiles are still dependant on Mother Nature.

Kate-Lo Blog
We have a variety of features on our blog including installation tips and tricks.

Square Foot Calculator

Don't know how much tile you need? This calculator will help you figure how much square footage you will need for the job.




Glass Mosaic Information


Installing glass mosaic tiles
From Trend Group USA, an informative PDF with everything you need to know for installing thin glass mosaics.

How to install glass mosaic tiles
From Crossville, Inc. here is an instructional sheet on how to install clear glass mosaics like Echo Recycled & Illuminesence glass mosaics.




Grout Information


Grout Coverage Calculators
Find grout coverage calculators for our recommended products Flextile & Laticrete.

Grout Tips
Troubleshooting and tips on achieving the perfect grout job from Flextile.

Grout Comparison Chart
Looking for the perfect Flextile grout for your project? Check this chart out.




Granite & Natural Stone Information

Installing EZ Tops
Here's a quick informational guide on how to intall our 18" x 26" Granite mini slabs.

Myths about Granite Countertops

The only truth about granite is that the solid surface companies have not been honest about their own products. This article from granite101 details each of the mistruths of granite. (No, it won't kill you in your sleep!)

Granite Tile Countertops

This is a wonderful article from Reader's Digest Living about the benefits of granite tile and how to install it.

Granite Tile Countertops
This article shows granite tile countertops using a metal edge treatment such as Schluter.

Marble Institute of America - Consumer Information
Find out how to properly clean and seal stone, find a qualified stone contractor, the truth about granite and radon and the different types of stone and its uses.




Tile Design - Room Visualization


Crossville's Cross-Vision
This is a web site which allows you to visualize various Crossville products in different installation sizes and patterns.

Interceramic's Virtual Designer
A tool that allows you to see various patterns and installations of Interceramic floor and wall tiles.

Other Design Considerations

Lighting your space
This is an excellent guide to give you tips on your space the best ways to light it.

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Convenient Locations in the Upper Midwest

Plymouth MN Showroom
171 Cheshire Lane North, Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55441
(763) 450-3636

Tile Outlet Store - Minnesota
701 Berkshire Lane North,
Plymouth, MN 55441

(763) 417-3807

Burnsville MN Showroom
3201 West County Road 42, Suite 110 
Burnsville, MN 55306
(952) 890-4324

Roseville, MN Showroom
1911 West County Road C
Roseville, MN
(651) 730-1975

Des Moines IA Showroom
4251 N.W. Urbandale Drive
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
(515) 270-4920

Omaha NE Showroom
13211 Chandler Road, Suite 400 
La Vista, NE 68138
(402) 614-9010

Fargo Resource Center
300 North Pacific Avenue, Suite 106
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 478-8084

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