Category Archives: flooring

Why is my tile or grout cracking?

Cracked tile or grout can be frustrating and an eye sore to any home owner.  The source of the problem could a few things.  Knock on the tile where the grout is cracking.  Does it sound hollow?  If so, the tile has either come loose from its bond with the thinset or there wasn’t enough…

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What is a Floating Floor?

A floating floor is a wood or laminate floor that is not glued down to the subfloor or concrete of a home.  Now a days, the wood flooring comes in a snap in lock or uni-click system that prevents the floor from moving around once it is installed.  A floor underlayment or sound reducer is…

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Porcelain tile vs ceramic tile

Most of my clients in San Antonio are not sure which tile  to use and where. To be honest, most people can’t tell the difference between the two just by looking at them.  Since porcelain tile are more water resistant (water absorption rate of less than 0.5%), we use them in showers,  “wet areas” and…

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Tile vs Hardwood Flooring

I get this question almost every time we build a room addition or remodel an existing  house in San Antonio.  Which is better?  Hardwood flooring or Ceramic tile?  Rhino Design Build has the answer. Well, it all depends on your family lifestyle.  While both offer an upgraded look and better resale value as opposed to…

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