Tile has been used in architecture for centuries and is still a popular flooring choice today. Modern tiles are designed with a variety of added features, making them a smart solution for moisture-prone spaces, busy commercial settings, and outdoor living areas alike. Tile is prized for its ability to stay pristine with little effort on its owner’s behalf. Best of all, there’s bound to be a tile that’s your perfect match – there are thousands of options now available.
At Flooring Options by Carpet One, we take pride in our impressive tile collection. Whether you want floor tiles for your kitchen remodeling project or a stylish custom tile backsplash behind your bathroom vanity, we have you covered. Visit us to see our tile samples and learn more.
Today’s tile shoppers can expect to encounter widespread styles and materials. However, they are grouped into three main categories: stone, ceramic, and porcelain. What are the major differences?
Ceramic tiles are formed from natural clays and minerals. They’re light and versatile, making them ideal for both wall and floor tiles. Known for its beauty and stability, ceramic tile is one of the most popular types of tile. Not only does ceramic tile work well in almost any home, but it also functions in a variety of applications. Examples of where ceramic tiles are ideal include shower walls, kitchen and bathroom backsplashes, and flooring areas where there is moderate traffic.
Porcelain tile is the perfect tile for areas with high traffic. Porcelain tile is known for its strength, and it stands up to the wear and tear of high traffic areas in homes and commercial spaces alike. Also, porcelain tiles can be used in outdoor spaces like patios and walkways, making a seamless transition from outside to inside possible. While porcelain tile is incredibly practical, it’s also available in a wide variety of styles to suit your home design
When you think of a grand bathroom, you might envision a bathroom covered in stone tile. Stone tiles exude charm and luxury no matter where they’re installed. While both ceramic and porcelain tiles are constructed with man-mad materials, stone tiles are quarried from expansive areas. Examples of stone tiles include slate, granite, and marble. These tiles should be sealed to make them stain and water resistant.
The latest options in tile design are wood look tiles. Wood look tiles are gaining popularity because of their inviting looks and desirable durability. Few other flooring options offer such benefits, making wood look tile a trend that is expected to stick around. From rustic farmhouse designs to cozy chic and modern, wood look tile is adaptable to almost any home style, bringing elegant home décor to the forefront of the overall design.
One of the most advantageous aspects of wood look tile is its wide range of rooms where it can be installed. For example, bathrooms and kitchens are areas where typical wood look floors would not be suitable. Because tile is moisture resistant, wood look tile is an option, and it can be used for both flooring and shower walls. Also, wood look tile floors are appealing as they create a seamless transition between rooms that do have hardwood.
Our quality tiles are versatile and durable. They’re perfect for bathrooms and kitchens where water and humidity are frequent problems. We offer slip-resistant glazed tiles that are ideal for any busy, moisture-prone area in your home or business. We also have outdoor-grade porcelain and stone products. Additionally, you’ll find a variety of tile styles, from patterned porcelain that looks beautiful in a foyer to ceramic mosaics that are ideal for a custom backsplash in your kitchen.
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. Our team has years of industry experience, and we’re proud to be your neighborhood authority on flooring, custom tile projects, and related services.
You find a variety of styles in our showroom, including both large and small tiles, along with industrial outdoor-grade products, at significant savings. You’ll also find unique collections from tile brands, manufacturers and distributors like Emser Tile & Stone, American Marazzi, American Olean, Daltile, Emser, Interceramic, MSI, Soci, and UBC. Visit us soon to learn more or shop our tile options online today.
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Caring for Tile Flooring
Due to the fact that it can withstand moisture and heat, tile is easy to clean and maintain. Visit our Flooring Guide to learn about tile maintenance.