Beautiful Tile with Mapei

You won’t want to miss our special sale on Mapei products (9/21-9/25/2016) using promo code BOGO13. It’s easier than you think to create beautiful tile with Mapei products. Designed for the tile professional but easy to use for a thrifty do-it-yourselfer, Mapei offers a variety of products whether you are looking to lay fresh tile or refresh old tile.

To lay new tile, consider using Mapei Ultracare Plus FA grout. It’s pre-mixed fine aggregate grout and offers an advanced formula with superior grout technology.

By using pre-mixed grout that is available is several colors, you can create a designer look easily. Consider using classic white tiles with contrasting grout for a bold statement that fits within any budget.

But what if you have existing tile you want to update or repair?

  • If the tile is in good condition, consider using Mapei Grout Refresh to make tile look good as new.
  • For stained natural stone tile, you can lift the stain out while protecting the stone using Mapei Ultracare Grout, Tile, Stain, and Haze Remover.
  • If your tile is damaged or needs to be updated, you can tile over existing tile using a strong enough product like Mapei Eco Prim Grip Primer.

 

Stay Safe on Tile with Our Tips

Keep you and your family safe when using a tile surface. Tile is an excellent floor material, because it is durable, attractive and easy to keep clean, but it also comes with its own share of risks. When using a tile surface, be careful of slippery surfaces and broken pieces. Fortunately, it is easy to keep you and others safe on tile using some clever products.

Bath and shower grip tape to prevent tile accidentsWhenever water hits tile, it can become slippery. A non-slip grip tape designed for your bath and shower will help keep people safe while using your bathroom. There are also thicker, industrial versions that are perfect for a pool area!

Koffler Sales offers top-notch commercial bath and shower tape by leading brands 3M and KSC in a variety of dimensions.

Be sure to keep a close eye out for water left on the tile, so you will not slip and fall. Tile is a very hard surface and it is very easy to get a large painful bruise or break a small bone after falling on tile.

Floor-mats-for-home-office-gym-shops-hotelMats can also help prevent tile accidents. By absorbing liquids and providing a grip surface, a good mat will prevent slipping and falling on tile. Consider using a mat to absorb water in your entrance way for your shop, hotel, office or home. You can also use commercial grade mats outside of showers in a locker room (we recommend this style) or any space that has water on tile.

A mat will also be able to temporary cover a broken tile before it is replaced safely. Broken tiles over have jagged edges that can cut bare skin or damage shoes.

Roppe Vinyl Edge Trim - ADA wheelchair compliant Tile can have very sharp edges, so to prevent accidents as people walk from one flooring material to a tiled area, we recommend adding a piece of edging trim for a smooth (and safe!) transition. Keep in mind that if two flooring surfaces are not flush with each other, people can trip. A piece of edge trim will cover any unevenness and will make the surface easier to use for people in wheelchairs too.

Whether you want vinyl edge trim by Roppe or slim line transition edging by Johnsonite, Koffler Sales offers a wide selection to help you find the perfect product for your home, office, or hotel.

What should you do if you do accidentally slip and fall? If you are 100% sure that you have not broken a bone or suffered a moderate soft tissue injury (in which case, seek emergency medical treatment immediately), consider using a bag of frozen vegetables as an ice pack. Press firmly on the bruise to reduce blood flow to the area (compression reduces bruising). After 24 hours, switch from cold therapy to hot with either an electric blanket or hot water compresses.

Stay safe, friends!

Spring Cleaning Tips from Koffler Sales

Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to try new spring cleaning tips from Koffler Sales. By freshening up and clearing the clutter in your home or business, you’ll feel like you will have more workable space and are better prepared to be productive.

Storage cabinets for garage or warehouse Cabinet Storage

Consider cabinet storage in your garage, warehouse or employee area. Whether you want to store household essentials, office supplies, packing materials or break room essentials, neat cabinets keep clutter out of sight and out of mind. Choose from a variety of sizes and finishes on KofflerSales.com to fit any budget.

Clean Grout

While the tile in your bathroom or business lobby may be in good condition, dirty grout can make the entire area look unmaintained. Use Mapei Ultracare Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaner to remove the toughest  dirt and grime from your grout — and make your floor or wall fixture look like new again.

Peg Board Craft Room Ideas

Organized Wall Space

Take advantage of any available wall space by using peg boards or magnetic stainless steel panels to keep tools, cleaning supplies, craft materials or even cooking spices organized.

Cleaning Up Frayed Carpeting

If your carpeting is starting to show signs of wear and tear, consider using a piece of edging like Roppe Vinyl Carpet Edging at the seams to keep everything neat, tidy and extend the life of the carpeting.

Remove tough stains from marble tile stone grout

Remove Tough Stains

Stained surfaces look dirty, even if they were recently cleaned with antibacterial soap. No matter how much you scrub and scrub, you will need a commercial-grade product to get the stain out. Restore light colored stone tile in your home or business with Mapei Ultracare Grout, Tile, Stain and Haze Remover.

Affordable and Long Lasting Tile

Spring is in the air, and you may be writing out a list of repair projects to tackle. Installing, repairing and restoring tile is a great project because of its long lasting rewards. Tile and stone are durable surfaces that are perfect for any space — commercial or residential. Tile and stone are also easy to clean and maintain with the right products, but don’t worry, Koffler Sales has you covered.

Tile Floors Maintenance and Repair

Tile and Stone Primer

Before laying tile, you need to prime your surface for application. A good primer, like Mapei Eco Prim Grip Primer, will make your surface even for tile installation as well as improve adhesion (so it lasts). A unique feature of Mapei Eco Prim Grip Primer is that you can lay tile over tile, which will save you money and time when you’re ready for an update.

Tile Grout

Mixing grout can be a pain, but there are pre-mixed grouts on the market that can save you time and frustration. Koffler Sales offers Mapei Flexcolor CQ Grout that is ready-to-use and available in several designer colors. This pre-mixed grout remains ready-to-use for up to a year after opening (with proper storage), so it is perfect for property maintenance companies who may have several tile projects throughout the year. Who doesn’t hate waste?

Koffler Tip: For big design on a small budget, consider pairing colorful pre-mixed grout with standard white tile. 

Tile, Stone and Grout Sealer

After taking your time to make sure each tile or stone was laid perfectly, you’ll want to seal your handiwork for a long lasting result. Koffler Sales carries a wide variety of sealers so you can choose the right one, made specifically for your type of tile installation. To view their tile, stone and grout sealers, click here.

After-Care Products

Whether it’s grout cleaner, stain remover or haze remover, there’s a cleaning product that can tackle any maintenance issue. In many cases, worn or damaged tile and stone can be restored for less than $50 in materials. When properly maintained, you can expect your tile fixtures to last a very long time. To view a selection of Mapei UltraCare products designed to remove stains and damage, click here.