What are the Different Types of Tile?
Tile is a popular, adjustable, and long-lasting flooring option that homeowners often choose for kitchens and bathrooms. There are hundreds of tile options to choose from, all of which come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Inevitably your decision will come down to budget, style preference, and how much time you want to commit to maintaining your floors and even walls. Our experts at Carpet One Floor & Home in Jacksonville and Saint Augustine have the answers to your questions when it comes to tile flooring. We have an amazing selection of brand names and even Carpet One exclusives, so you can shop confidently with us knowing we carry quality products.
Ceramic tile is made from sand, glass, and other natural materials. This is eco-friendly and beautiful option is great for flooring and even shower stalls and backsplashes for kitchens. If coated with the right glaze, ceramic can be incredibly resistant to scratching, making it a great choice if you have pets in your home or just for everyday use.
Porcelain is a durable tile option and it has many maintenance advantages. Porcelain is resistant to water, which makes it a good option for the kitchen and even mudroom where dirt get tracked in. For the best spill protection, choose a dark color, which will hide problem areas between cleanings. Moisture resistance is another one of the unique benefits of tile constructed from porcelain, and one worth keeping in mind if you live in a humid climate like we do in Florida.
Natural Stone Tile
Natural stone is available in a variety of beautiful colors and textures. They are a great alternative for kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways. You’ll also find that no two tiles are alike, giving you the opportunity to give a unique touch to your space. Natural stone tiles are heavy and durable, so you can have the installed inside and outside of your home.
Backsplash & Wall Tile
Tile is not restricted to just your floors, you can also put tile on your walls. When homeowners renovate their kitchens and bathrooms, they usually update the walls with backsplash tiles and use wall tiles in shower stalls. Tile makes a great backsplash for walls and showers because of its heat resistance and durability as well as how easy it is to clean. You can go with bolder patterns that stick out when you install wall tiles creating a focal point for guests to look at.
If you have decided this is a flooring option you want, contact us today and get your free estimate.