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Top 5 Creative Kitchen Backsplash trends
Winter renovationsoffer the opportunity to save money and get renovations done before your hecticspringtime gatherings begin. One of the smaller projects that SJM Tile and Masonry offers that carries one of the biggest impacts is adding a creative kitchen backsplash.
July 4, 2022
4 Reasons To Hire A Tile Contractor in the Off-Season
With winter snow threatening in the forecast, the last thing on your mind may be getting a home improvement project started. However, here are four reasons now is the best time to begin working on any tile renovation work you have been considering for your home:
July 4, 2022
5 Reasons Wood Look Tile Beats Hardwood Flooring
Long Island Tile and Masonry Contractor Shawn Jarrett explains:Today'splank tile truly mimics the appearance of wood flooring. The solution is ingenious as it combines the practicability of tiles and the beauty of wood.
July 4, 2022
Caution When De-Icing Driveway
As Winter Storm Jonas hits Long Island, if yourfirst priority is clearing off your stoop, walkways and driveway so you can run to the store to buy more milk and bread (or beer), here's some suggestions to help speed melting and minimize damage to masonry when using a de-icing product
July 4, 2022
How Can I Protect My Masonry Work Against Efflorescence?
Efflorescence may not be a term that you are familiar with, however, it is likely something you have seen before.
July 4, 2022
Stick To Your Renovation Budget With Winter Renovations
When it comes to home renovations that involve re-tiling, there never seems to be a good time to get things underway. There are certain benefits, however, to undertaking your renovations during the winter months. Whether you are looking to re-tile your kitchen backsplash for an instant kitchen face lift or re-tile your bathroom for a cleaner and more modern look, you can stick to your renovation budget with winter renovations!
July 4, 2022
4 Reasons Why You Should Winterize Your Masonry Work!
When it comes to winterizing your home, you may already have given plenty of thought to roofing and windows, but what about winterizing your masonry work? Just like the more commonly considered aspects of your home, your masonry work requires winter preparation as well. So what can you do to protect your masonry work from winter’s devastation?
July 4, 2022
Don’t Wait Till Spring to Think About Remodeling Projects!
It's cold and has already been a LONG winter... But Spring will be here before you know it (We Promise). Don't wait until the snow is all meltedand Spring has arrived to start thinking about the upcoming tile projects you want to tackle.
July 4, 2022
Top Ten Reasons To Choose Plank Tile Over Wood Flooring
There are so many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the best flooring covering for your home including the purpose of the room, the color that would suit you best, or budget constraints.
July 4, 2022
Fall Home Improvement Projects Increase Home Value
With summer rapidly fading into cooler months, now is the perfect time to give your home a bit of a boost. Small renovations can make a drastic improvement not only to curb appeal but to the overall value of your home as well. Whether you’re in the market to sell or simply spruce up your surroundings before the winter hits, we have some simple ideas for value-adding projects that can be completed with ease this season.
July 4, 2022
Create a Backyard Staycation with a Stone Pool Surround
Laying out on your perfectly manicured stone pool surround with a cool drink in your hand, the sound of the kids playing in the water and the summer sun warming your skin - that's what summer should be all about. However, if you look out of your window right now and don't see a pool surround and patio that meets your entertaining standards then it's time to get moving! Summer is just around the corner and it won't be long before you are showing off your Long Island patio and pool surround in those long drawn out evening parties.
July 4, 2022
Five Benefits of Adding a Kitchen Backsplash to Your Kitchen
Have you ever noticed how plain your kitchen walls are looking and thought about calling in a Long Island tile contractor like SJM Tile & Masonry to give you a free quote for a kitchen backsplash to add a little flair? In fact if you give us a call, Shawn Jarrett can work with you to select the ceramic tile backsplash or glass mosaic kitchen backsplash (pictured below) to make sure that you love the house that you come home to!
July 4, 2022
Renovating Your Home To Sell In A Cost Effective Way
The road to selling your home may seem quite endless when you have to consider all the potential renovation work that could add more value to your property. Although you may not recoup all of your costs, you have still have the benefit of selling your home quickly and at the asking price when you decide to invest in renovating your home to sell. Here are some really great and not such costly ideas, which you may find useful:
July 4, 2022
Flood Damage In Long Beach from Hurricane Sandy
Apart from the emotional scars, Flood Damage in Long Beach due to Hurricane Sandy caused massive damages to our homes. As members of the Long Beach community, we understand very well the need for Long Beach flood repair. However, in our clean up and repair plan we should focus on identifying the objects and items that need our immediate attention. Here are the symptoms we should look for when prioritizing our actions:
July 4, 2022
Natural Stone Veneer Walls
Natural stone veneer offers many distinct advantages over manufactured building materials. Coming directly from the earth, it has a beauty and unique quality that only nature can provide.
July 4, 2022
Walk-In Showers: Accessible Luxury
We all deserve a little luxury in our lives, right? We work hard every day to make ends meet and support our families – and it’s nice to have some kind of luxury to which to come home every day.
July 4, 2022

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