Exploring the World of Tile: A Guide to Styles and Selection

Exploring the World of Tile: A Guide to Styles and Selection

Tile is a classic flooring and surfacing choice. It offers incredible durability, water resistance, and a vast range of design options. Whether you're looking for a timeless look for your kitchen backsplash or a modern update to your bathroom floor, tile has something to offer. Let's dive into some popular types of tile and where to find a fantastic selection.

Types of Tile

  • Ceramic Tile: This is one of the most versatile and affordable tiles. Ceramic tile is made from clay, fired at high temperatures, and comes in glazed or unglazed finishes. Glazed tiles offer greater stain resistance and wider color/design options.
  • Porcelain Tile: Porcelain is an even denser and more durable type of ceramic tile. It's incredibly resistant to moisture, making it perfect for high-traffic areas, bathrooms, and even outdoor use.
  • Natural Stone Tile: Stone tiles like marble, granite, and travertine offer an unrivaled sense of natural beauty and elegance. Each piece is unique, but they typically require more maintenance than ceramic or porcelain.
  • Glass Tile: Glass tiles are loved for their luminous, reflective quality. They work beautifully as accents, backsplashes, or to create intricate mosaics.
  • Cement Tile: These beautiful, often intricately patterned tiles are handmade. They have a rich, textured feel, although more maintenance might be involved compared to glazed ceramics.

Why Choose Floor Coverings International®

When considering such a wide variety of tile choices, it's important to consult with experts. Floor Coverings International® boasts a fantastic selection of tiles to suit all tastes and budgets. Here's why you should consider them:

  • In-home consultations: They bring the showroom to you, ensuring the perfect fit for your space and lighting.
  • Top-notch selection: Floor Coverings International® offers a wide variety of tile types, colors, styles, and sizes.
  • Expert installation: Their experienced professionals ensure your new tile floor or backsplash is installed precisely and looks amazing.

Choosing Your Tile

Here are factors to remember as you select tile:

  • Location: Some tiles are better suited for walls, others for floors, and some indoor or outdoor use.
  • Traffic: For busy areas, choose a highly durable tile like porcelain.
  • Style: Match the tile to your home's décor. Think modern, traditional, rustic, etc.
  • Maintenance: Consider how much upkeep different tiles require. Natural stone needs sealing, while glazed porcelain is very low-maintenance.

Transforming Your Home with Tile

Tile adds style and lasting value to your home. From classic kitchen floors to bold bathroom accents, the possibilities are endless. Let Floor Coverings International® be your guide in this exciting journey, helping you make the perfect selection to bring your vision to life!