Our civilization’s history has left us with consistently-evolving flooring: one that beckons and endures to this day. Indeed, the appeal of tile has held strong over the centuries and in modern times, tile is stronger and more stylish than ever before. A smart solution for humid climates, hectic households, and outdoor living areas alike, tile is prized for its ability to stay pristine with very little effort on its owners’ behalf. Best of all, there’s bound to be a tile that’s your perfect match – there are thousands of tile options now available.
Types of Tile
Today’s tile shoppers can expect to encounter many, many tile options. The majority of today’s tiles are made from stone, ceramic, or porcelain. What are the major differences?
Ceramic tiles are formed from natural clays and minerals. This tile holds up extremely well in settings with lots of foot traffic.
Porcelain tiles are made in a process similar to ceramic tile, though it gets fired at higher temperatures for a denser tile that works well in outdoor living areas.
Stone tiles are cut from natural stone, including granite, slate, and marble. The slabs get carved into shape, and are often polished for additional luster.
Our Tile Selection
As a locally-owned-and-operated member of Carpet One – the nation’s leading cooperative of independent flooring stores – we can offer the buying power of over a thousand stores, along with the ultra-localized service only a small business can provide. We have eons of industry experience, and we’re proud to be your neighborhood authority on flooring and backsplash tile and related services.
At Flooring Options by Carpet One, we take pride in our impressive tile collection- including lovely selections from brands like Marazzi, Interceramic, Emser, MSI, Soci, UBC, Daltile, and American Olean. Visit us in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Largo, or Clearwater today.
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Types of Tile
Ceramic, porcelain, and stone are the three types of tile. Learn about the differences between each type to see which is right for your setting.What Are the Different Types of Tile?