Tile Installation

Tile Installation

Tile Installation

Explore the World of Tile Installation: floor tiles, wall tiles, and more with Aladdin Carpet & Floors, your trusted partner in Rockville, Maryland. Here, we dive into the intricacies of ceramic and porcelain tiles, various tile styles, and everything you need to know. Take the first step towards transforming your space with a new tile floor - we offer complimentary Free In Home Estimate to get you started!

Expert Guide to Choosing the Right Tile

How do porcelain and ceramic tiles differ, and which is better for my needs?

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are both excellent options. The main difference lies in their production process. Porcelain tiles are fired at a higher temperature, making them denser and more water-resistant. They are versatile for both wall and floor applications. Ceramic tiles are typically designated for either walls or floors.

What tile brands are available at Aladdin Carpet & Floors?

Dive into our diverse tile collection, offering a spectrum of colors, patterns, and materials perfect for flooring, walls, and backsplashes. Our selection is crafted to transform any space with its versatility and sophisticated design. Among our prestigious lineup, you'll find Villeroy & Boch, Lea Ceramiche, Jazba, MSI, Mir Mosaic, Alfagres, Aladdin Surfaces, Bati Orient, and Novabell. Each brand stands out for its commitment to quality, innovation, and the ability to bring your design vision to life.

What range of tile installation materials and trims does Aladdin Carpet & Floors provide?

From the essential grout and setting materials required to guarantee the longevity and durability of your tile projects, to the underlayments and trims necessary for that flawless finish, we've got everything you need. Our high-quality grout and setting materials, featuring brands like Bostik and Custom, offer the solid foundation your installations demand. For the finishing touches, our underlayments and trims from Schluter and Progress Profiles ensure your flooring not only looks professional but also stands the test of time with the necessary support and detailing.

What sets apart the tiles offered by Aladdin Carpet & Floors?

Our tile selection stands out in a few ways. Firstly, all our tiles originate from esteemed countries like Italy, Spain, and Germany, known for their exceptional craftsmanship and quality. Moreover, we have a distinctive tile in our collection that boasts the VilbostonePlus feature, making it easy to clean and maintain. Additionally, we offer tiles with a PROTECT feature, which functions as a true antibacterial shield, effectively eliminating up to 99.9% of surface bacterial growth, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment.

What do customers gain from the VilbostonePlus technology available at Aladdin Carpet & Floors?

VilbostonePlus technology is a term used in the field of porcelain stoneware tiles. It refers to a specific technology developed by the German company Villeroy & Boch, which is known for its high-quality tiles. VilbostonePlus technology is designed to enhance the durability, strength, and longevity of ceramic tiles. It involves a special glazing process that makes the tiles resistant to scratches, stains, and wear. This technology also ensures that the tiles retain their original color and appearance over time, even with heavy use. Here are the benefits of VilbostonePlus technology:

  • Easy Care: VilbostonePlus tiles are designed for easy care, requiring minimal maintenance and offering long-term cost-effectiveness.
  • Stain and Soil Resistance:The VilbostonePlus finish significantly reduces the tiles' susceptibility to staining and soiling, making them effortless to clean and maintain.
  • Wear and Abrasion Resistance: The porcelain stoneware produced with VilbostonePlus technology exhibits exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, ensuring its durability and longevity.
  • Chemical Resistance: These tiles are resistant to chemicals, making them suitable for environments where exposure to chemicals is common.
  • Exceptional Durability: VilbostonePlus tiles are highly resistant to mechanical strain, wear, and abrasion, making them ideal for high-traffic areas and heavy usage scenarios.
VilbostonePlus tile in Rockville from Alladin Carpet and Floors


How do customers benefit from the PROTECT feature on LEA tiles, as offered by Aladdin Carpet and Floors?

Lea has strategically partnered with Microban®, a renowned leader in antimicrobial technology, to develop the innovative PROTECT® products. This collaboration ensures that LEA Ceramiche's tiles are equipped with the cutting-edge PROTECT feature, a specialized technology offering a genuine antibacterial shield. Guaranteed by the alliance with Microban®, the world's foremost company in antimicrobial technology, PROTECT enhances LEA tiles by eliminating up to 99.9% of surface bacterial growth. This groundbreaking feature is a valuable addition to LEA Ceramiche's tile offerings, particularly beneficial in spaces prioritizing hygiene, such as kitchens, bathrooms, healthcare environments, medical clinics, gyms, spas, schools, and airports.

LEA tiles with the PROTECT feature offered by Aladdin Carpet and Floors provide numerous advantages, including:

  • Antibacterial Protection: The PROTECT feature acts as a powerful barrier against the proliferation of surface bacteria, enhancing the overall cleanliness and health of your living spaces.
  • Easy Maintenance: These tiles are easier to clean and keep free from harmful microorganisms, reducing the effort and time required for tile maintenance.
  • Hygienic Surfaces: The antibacterial shield provides a level of hygiene that is essential in areas where cleanliness is a priority, such as commercial spaces and healthcare facilities.
  • Durability: In addition to its hygienic benefits, PROTECT technology helps preserve the tiles' aesthetic appeal and longevity, as it prevents the growth of stain-causing bacteria.
Lea Ceramiche in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Lea Ceramiche with integrated Protect® antibacterial technology

Lea Ceramiche in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Lea Ceramiche with integrated Protect® antibacterial technology

Lea Ceramiche in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Lea Ceramiche with integrated Protect® antibacterial technology

Lea Ceramiche in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Lea Ceramiche with integrated Protect® antibacterial technology

LEA tiles with the PROTECT feature are a reliable choice for anyone looking to enhance the cleanliness, longevity, and visual appeal of their tiled surfaces while prioritizing hygiene and easy maintenance.

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What is silver-based antimicrobial technology?

PROTECT® products are made with Microban®, an active antimicrobial ‘ingredient’ that can be added to a wide range of consumer, industrial and medical products to help prevent the growth of bacteria on the surface of the item. As it is integrated at the point of manufacture, Microban® delivers enduring surface protection for the lifetime of the product. The technology behind PROTECT® porcelain tiles and slabs, developed by Microban® and LEA Tile, is silver-based, offering advanced protection and durability.

Is the SilverShield® antimicrobial technology in PROTECT® line products always active?

Yes - The silver antimicrobial technology developed for porcelain stoneware and laminated porcelain stoneware products from the PROTECT® line, offers antimicrobial product protection constantly, day and night, 24 hours a day, with and without the need for sunlight. Unlike other technologies, it does not need UV light to be effective.

Which micro-organisms is Microban® technology effective against?

The Microban® antimicrobial additive integrated into PROTECT® products has been proven effective against a range of gram positive and gram negative bacteria including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Is the action of Microban® antimicrobial technology permanent on PROTECT® tile surfaces?

Yes - The Microban® protection developed for LEA Tile is not an organic based treatment applied to finished products (such as in the case of waxes or resins), but is permanently integrated into the tile during the industrial firing process. Therefore, it can’t be washed away or consumed.

Does this protection begin working immediately?

Yes - The integrated technology in PROTECT® line products is always active. As soon as bacteria come into contact with the treated surface, the antimicrobial protection developed with Microban® works to disrupt their vital life processes and biological functions, meaning they cannot grow or reproduce. The result is a tile surface that stays cleaner and fresher in-between cleaning.

Does this protection wear off over time?

No - Microban® active ingredients are incorporated into PROTECT® line of products during the manufacturing process. Evenly distributed throughout the surface this technology actively protects the entire surface area throughout the entire lifecycle of the product.

How does this protection differ from that of disinfectants?

Detergents and disinfectants offer short-term protection with limited residual activity. In contrast, Microban® in PROTECT® products provides long-lasting surface protection, preventing bacteria growth continuously throughout the product's lifecycle.

Is this protection safe?

The Microban® antimicrobial technology in PROTECT® products has a proven track record of safety and is widely used in various industrial, consumer, and healthcare products. It is notified in Europe under the Biocidal Products Regulation and has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing. Additionally, it is registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Can the antimicrobial technology be applied to tiles of any colour?

Microban® silver antimicrobial technology does not change or lighten the original color of the ceramic surface, making it suitable for application on any colored tiles and slabs, including darker ones. You can view the wide range of Tiles with PROTECT® feature by visiting Aladdin Carpet and Floors at the Rockville and Gaithersburg showroom.

Different Tile Patterns for Floors and Walls

Can you elaborate on different tile patterns for floors and walls?

Certainly! Tile floors and walls offer a variety of layout possibilities beyond the standard straight pattern. You can create captivating designs by mixing different patterns, sizes, and colors. Here are some of the most popular tile patterns to inspire your creativity.

  • Square Tile Layout patterns: Square tiles defy the misconception of being mundane. Thanks to cutting-edge manufacturing methods and creative installation techniques, square tiles can now inject captivating design elements into any space, be it on walls or floors. Here, we present a selection of the most favored square tile patterns, along with their unique adaptations.
Grid pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors


Staggered bond pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Staggered Bond

Diamond pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors


Checkerboard pattern tile installation in Rockville fromAladdin Carpet and Floors


  • Rectangular Tile Layout patterns: Rectangular tiles offer exceptional versatility in layout options, with the ability to adapt to various orientations and combinations. These patterns can be applied to walls, floors, or both, though more intricate layouts are best suited for specific spaces.
Offset pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Offset / Staggered brick

One-third offset pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

One-third Offset

Stepladder pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors


Staged-Horizontal pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors


Staged-Vertical pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors


Herringbone pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors


Block herringbone pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Block Herringbone

Basket Weave pattern tile installation in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Basket Weave

Choose the Right Grout for Floors and Walls

What is the best grout for tile floors?

Aladdin Carpet & Floors recommends Bostik Trucolor and Dimension Urethane-Based grout, and for good reason. We use these exclusively for our tile projects, and we encourage you to do the same. Bostik grout is pre-mixed for consistent color and offers color accuracy, water resistance, stain protection, and crack protection. It installs up to 50% faster than traditional grouts and does not need to be sealed. Choosing Bostik ensures the longevity and aesthetic appeal of your tile installation. Shop Bostik Pre-Mixed Urethane Tile Grout now at Aladdin Carpet & Floors outlet store to kickstart your next remodeling project.

TruColor® RapidCure grout in Rockville fromAladdin Carpet and Floors

TruColor® RapidCure

Dimension® RapidCure grout in Rockville from Aladdin Carpet and Floors

Dimension® RapidCure

Unlike other grouts that contain loose color pigments, which can cause staining or be washed away during the installation process, TruColor RapidCure quartz aggregate is color-coated to ensure perfect color consistency every time you install it. Additionally, TruColor RapidCure contains Bostik's Blockade® antimicrobial protection, which inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, or mildew on the surface of the dried grout, enabling it to resist stains caused by mold.

Do you have more questions?

Connect with Aladdin Carpet & Floors or stop by our Rockville or Gaithersburg showrooms for expert guidance.

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