One question we hear often is: where can I install StoneImpressions tile?
And it is a great question to ask!
At StoneImpressions, we create natural stone art tiles, and our hand-selected natural stone has unique material qualities that make it better suited for certain spaces over others.
Today, we are going to outline the places that are ideal for installing StoneImpressions tile, as well as those you should avoid, so you can craft a tile installation that will elevate your space for years to come.
Keep reading to discover our top tile installations do’s and don’ts!
Approved Installation Locations
Around the home, there are several spots where you can install StoneImpressions tile.
One such spot is a vertical installation on dry wall. This type of tile installation can be in the form of:
- Kitchen backsplashes
- Fireplace surrounds
- Accent walls
- Staircase risers
If you’re considering a tile backsplash above your kitchen range, make sure you take into account the grade of your range.
Commercial-grade ranges can put out some serious heat! That’s why we recommend using a riser to keep your tile protected.
Another appropriate installation location for StoneImpressions tile? Intermittent wet areas, like your bathroom!
The key here is that you want to install your tiles in spaces where they will not be submerged underwater. In this application, your tiles can be installed as:
- Shower walls
- Bathtub surrounds
- Shower niches
- Bathroom vanity backsplashes
StoneImpressions tiles can also be used in residential flooring. Our natural stone patterned tiles perform best in light traffic flooring areas, such as:
- Bathroom floors
- Powder room floors
Installing your tile in one of the above locations will help ensure that its vivid color and detail illuminate your home for years after it has been installed.
Installation Locations to Avoid
Now that we’ve covered the ideal installation spots for StoneImpressions tile, let’s turn our attention to the spaces you should avoid.
When it comes to flooring, heavy traffic flooring areas should be avoided.
You’ll also want to avoid installing our tiles in any submerged water spaces or spots where water can pool. This includes locations like:
- Steam showers
- Shower floors
- Areas where water pools like shower niche lips or shower bench seats
Beyond those spots, our decorative patterned tiles should not be installed in any exterior or outdoor spaces.
If you are ever uncertain about whether or not an installation location is fit for StoneImpressions tile, contact us!
With our decades of experience, we can easily help you determine the perfect place for your pattern tiles.
Helpful Installation Tips
For a successful installation, keep in mind the following tips:
- Treat your product as you would regular natural stone: seal when cut and after install.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasives on your tiles.
- When in doubt about which adhesive to use, use a white Thinset. We do not recommend using Mastic.
- Cut the material artwork face up. Cut pieces should be allowed to dry, then the cut edge should be sealed, and allowed to fully cure before installation.
- While the stone should be protected during install, please do not use any tape directly on the product.
Now that you have the basics covered, it is time for the best part: making your StoneImpressions tile vision come to life!
Once you’ve settled on a design, you can use our Showroom Locator to connect with a distributor in your area!