Types of tiles
Tile is a wonderful way to express your unique style while protecting your subfloors and walls. At Foote Bros. Carpet One Floor & Home we carry all your favorite tile types, and in many beautiful brands. Opting for new tile means you’ll always have plenty of choices in terms of colors, styles, and materials. Whether you’re seeking tile for a colorful floor, or wish to create a customized tile backsplash or tile shower our experienced tile experts can help you bring your look together, perfectly.
Here are a few things you should know about the basic tile types: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.
A great choice for both residential and commercial sites, ceramic tile boasts a storied tradition of beautifying floors and walls. Ceramic, which is made of kiln-fired clay, is offered up in an infinite variety of sizes, shapes, patterns, and colors, making it easy to create a truly unique arrangement. Ceramic tile resists scratches, and can readily be wiped clean. For these reasons, it’s a great option for households with pets. Ceramic is also relatively affordable. However it isn’t recommend for outdoor use.
More durable than its ceramic cousin, porcelain tile is also made out of clay, but is fired at much higher temperatures. Porcelain tile can be used both indoors and outdoors. Since it is incredibly dense and resilient, it won’t ever crack: even under extreme foot traffic or extreme humidity. Porcelain tile also prevents harmful slip and falls in areas prone to moisture, so it’s a great fit for the bathroom.
Offering high-end looks and unique, organic textures and patterns, stone tile is made by Mother Nature and can last for generations. Using natural minerals like granite, slate, marble, travertine, or quartz, stone tile is then sealed to resist stains and moisture. Most types of stone tile come from quarries and are sold in slabs. Though it can be pricey, stone tile is a great option for those who love the finer things in life.