Which Tile Flooring is Right for Your Home?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Flooring Products and Services Blog

Tile FlooringAny time you are remodeling your kitchen or your bathroom, tile flooring is a timeless choice that will provide beauty and durability to your room for years to come.  But there are so many types of tile flooring available . . .  how will you ever choose what is right for you?

The two most common types of tile flooring to consider are natural stone tile or ceramic tile.  However, if you are looking for something less common, you could also consider other materials like terra cotta, glass, cement, brick, quartz or even metal.

If you are thinking about using natural stone tile, here are some things to consider:

  • Some types of tiles, including travertine, limestone and marble, are not right for high-traffic parts of the home because they are more likely to stain.
  • If you are looking for tile for your kitchen or another high-traffic area, consider granite or slate.  Slate tiles come in a variety of dark earth tones.  Granite tiles come in many different colors and patterns.

If you are thinking about using ceramic tile, here are some things to consider:

  • There are lots of available sizes, colors and patterns to choose from.
  • Ceramic tiles consist of clay and other minerals.  First the raw material is formed in molds.  Then it is dried in a kiln.
  • Non-porcelain ceramic tiles are generally white, brown or red. While these tiles are usually less expensive than porcelain tiles, they are more fragile and prone to damage.
  • Porcelain ceramic tiles contain feldspar (along with clay and other minerals).  In the kiln, the feldspar melts and glues the other material together. As a result, porcelain tiles are less prone to damage, stains and water absorption.

Whether you are looking for something traditional or for something modern and unique, you can find tile flooring to suit your needs and we can help.

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