By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008
Tile by Tony owner Tony Sementi displays Shaw Carpets available in his company’s newly expanded showroom.
Tile by Tony is expanding its showroom to more than double its current size. The new showroom will be one of the largest of its kind in northeastern Oklahoma and is scheduled for completion by October 15. Soon a grand opening will be announced to celebrate the store’s expansion in both space and products.
Owner Tony Sementi has been in the home improvement business for over 25 years, and his company has been at its current location for the past six years. Tile by Tony specializes in complete kitchen and bathroom remodels, and more. They carry several complete lines and types of tiles and are experts in installing and recommending the right tile products to meet customers’ needs. Tile by Tony gets a lot of business from customer referrals, which says a lot about the products, service, and quality of work. Tony wants each of his customers to know the difference between a tradesman, a craftsman, and an artist and understand what to expect from each before beginning a home decorating or remodeling project.
Tile by Tony carries a full lineup of hardwood flooring from major manufacturers including Bruce and Mulligan. These are premium hardwood flooring names with products designed to complement any home or room. Tony’s large selection of colors and styles in wood flooring come with virtually carefree finishes and an assurance of quality. You may select from nail-down, glue-down, or floating floor systems, with warranties ranging from 25 years to lifetime. Hardwood flooring is incredibly beautiful, highly durable and extremely affordable.
Stylish, luxurious carpeting is also a specialty of Tile by Tony, and they carry well-known brands including Shaw, Mohawk, and Stainmaster. More consumers probably know and trust the Stainmaster label than any other. Quality carpet is well-made and able to maintain its appearance for a long time. It has greater strength than inferior quality carpets and upholds better under high foot traffic. Stainmaster carpets utilize a combination of proprietary protectants that actually repel or push away soil and dirt and reduce their ability to stick to the carpet fibers. This action also increases cleaning efficiency, to ensure better results each time the carpet is vacuumed. Tile by Tony has carpets designed to fit virtually any purpose, decorating style, color and budget. The trusted brands are backed by warranties of up to 20 years.
If you’re considering tile flooring anywhere in the house, especially in the bathroom, you might want to consider a SunTouch electric radiant heated floor. Heating systems are comprised of mats or “warm wire” that warm stone and tile floors, so that it almost feels like walking on a warm beach. Nearly any surface in your home can become warm and dry, and the heating systems are very energy-efficient. They can even be put on timers to have the bathroom floor ready for you when you step out of bed each morning.
Be sure to check references before inviting anyone to come into your home to do repairs or remodeling. Know exactly what products will be used and what each aspect of the project will cost. It’s always a good idea to call the Better Business Bureau before making a final decision. A good, knowledgeable contractor is going to cost a little more, but it’s a fact: You generally get exactly what you pay for. The contractor you hire to do your project should have both workman’s comp and liability insurance. Oklahoma law requires neither, but without them, you could be putting yourself at financial risk.
Come by Tile by Tony’s and see the products on display in the newly enlarged showroom. And give Tony a call for a free estimate whenever you’re ready to do your home remodeling.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.