How to Select the Right Tile?
Customers always ask us, “what type of top should I use?” With any flooring project, you should always consider your décor, style, and budget, but when it comes to choosing tile, here’s what you need to know:
The most common type of tile is ceramic. It comes in multiple sizes, designs, and colors. Ceramic typically costs the least per square foot of all tiles and it’s only used indoors for floors, walls, and countertops.
Porcelain tile is similar in appearance but denser and more durable. Porcelain also comes in a huge assortment of sizes, designs, and colors. It’s a great choice for kitchens, and high traffic areas and can be used both indoors and outdoors on floors, walls, and countertops. Porcelain resists water and can withstand cold temperatures. These features make porcelain tile ideal for outdoor applications.
Natural stone tile is any tile that was cored from the ground and generally the most expensive. Natural stones include granite, marble, slate, travertine, and limestone. Some are considered exotic because they are rare or rich in color. The elegant look and appeal of natural stone makes them a highly sought after tile for kitchens and baths, but they do require more care to maintain their beauty. Some natural stones are also available in slab forms for countertops.
Ceramic & Porcelain Tiles
Long lasting and beautiful ceramic and porcelain tile is an excellent choice for any area of your home or office. Available in almost limitless colors, styles, and sizes, modern tile provides an affordable alternative to natural stone and is much easier to care for than natural stone. Available in sizes from 2”x2” up to 20”x20” and able to be installed in a variety of patterns, tile is an excellent choice to bring life and variety to your home.
To find inspiration for using cermaic and porcelain tile in your home, check our our design ideas to find something you love!