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Carpet, Tile, Wood Floors, Laminate Floors & Natural Stone Flooring Installed in San Diego

Balboa Flooring has a large selection of solid & engineered hardwood floors, laminate, tile and stone flooring located in Southern California.

We are in-house installers of wood floors, laminate floors, tile floors, bathroom wall & floor tile, kitchen tile, stone backsplashes, shower enclosures, custom carpet designs, marble and travertine decorative floor medallions and granite counter tops.

Our San Diego floor company can provide moisture test in troublesome concrete foundations. We are trained to seal concrete foundations to prevent moisture seepage as well as rebuild wood flooring substrates.

Get all your carpeting and wood floors in San Diego at Balboa Flooring, our floor store is a complete world of carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and tile floors.

Phoebe Chongchua Interviews Balboa Flooring

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We carry Saltillo Tile from the very best manufacturer with the longest history of manufacturing tile in the USA and abroad. We carry tile with the best hardness rating and will never leave our customers second guessing about the quality of our products. Saltillo Tile, also referred to as Mexican Tile, is usually baked very rapidly and tends to be softer than other red-clayed ceramics. Daltile standards of hardness are utilized for their Saltillo Tile process. We are a Daltile partner.

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Phoebe Chongchua Don't Judge Tile By Looks Alone
by Phoebe Chongchua

Tiling your floor? Don't fall victim to its pretty looks alone or you may have to pay to re-do it in a short period of time.

Tile may look beautiful but if it is not durable, its looks will quickly fade as chips, cracks and other unsightly marks begin to appear.

Special care must be given when choosing floor tile. If you're in the market consider whether it's a bathroom or a high traffic area such as the entryway that's going to be tiled. Is it outdoors or indoors?

Many people lay down tile only to have it lift or fade. Choosing the right materials and the right people to do the job can save money and stress.

If you choose to go with a porcelain or ceramic tile, make sure you know its rating before you buy it.

Tiles are rated by the Porcelain Enamel Institute. Depending on their durability of hardness a tile is rated between one to five. Tiles with a rating of one-to-two are strictly for walls and countertops; three-to-five is strictly for floor. A five rating is the highest and is designed for heavy impact, heavy frost, used typically for commercial settings. If you're tiling outside look for a four or five rating and "Make sure that it's porcelain because ceramic will tend to fade away in time," warns Erik Jimenez, owner of Balboa Flooring in San Diego, Calif.

Equally important to the type of tile or stone you put on the floor is what goes beneath and between the tiles.

"When you're [tiling] a floor and you're on wood, first you want to make sure that the wood sub-floor is in good condition, removing any kind of rot and replacing it with new wood, fastening any kind of wood sub-floor with screws or nails and then when you install the cement board or the backer board you want to trough mortar underneath it and that provides a sure bond so that you don't have flexing of the backer board," says Jimenez.

As for the grout, keep in mind that lighter colors show dirt and stains faster and grout should always be sealed.

"With something that is 1/8 of an inch or smaller you use a non-sanded grout, and then anything that is 1/8 of an inch or larger you will use a sanded grout and that's for bonding purposes," says Jimenez.

New flooring can increase the value of your home inside and out. In a backyard, tile can really upgrade an old concrete patio. Just remember to use the right materials for the area you're flooring.

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Floor Tile, Wall Tile, Porcelain Tile, Ceramic Tile, Tile Information
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Wood Floors, Hardwood Flooring, Solid Hardwood Floors, Engineered Hardwood Floors, Hardwood Flooring Information
Laminate Wood Floors, Laminate Tile Flooring, Underlayments, Floor Padding, Laminate Flooring Information
Natural Stone Flooring and Countertops
  • Bath Accessories
  • Black Granite
  • Borders
  • Bullnose
  • Chair Rail
  • Field Tile
  • Fire Place Stone Work
  • Granite
  • Stone Listellos
  • Marble
  • Medallions
  • Mosaics
  • Onyx
  • Patio Tile
  • San Diego Stone Flooring Contractors
  • Showers
  • Slate
  • Stone Kitchen Tiles
  • Stone Shower Soap Dishes
  • Travertine
  • Wall Tile
  • Water Falls
Vinyl & Linoleum,
  • Armstrong
  • Congoleum
  • Flexo
  • Johnsonite
  • Konecto
  • Mannington
  • Marmorette
  • Stain Master

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