When it comes to tile, Tile & Carpet Town Carpet One Floor & Home is your neighborhood expert. From ceramic, to porcelain, to stone, we carry a vast number of tile styles and types to suit your needs. Be sure to learn the advantages and disadvantages of each before making your ultimate decision because having a functional space is just as crucial as making it stylish.
The most popular tile option, ceramic tile is known for its price point and mature style. With the extensive amount of ceramic tiles on the market today, you can find anything you’re looking for when it comes to style, shape, color, and trend. Ceramic tile is moisture and heat resistant, and handles moderate levels of traffic, making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. Ceramic is used most often in residential bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, and can also be installed in commercial spaces.
Porcelain tile is second in popularity to ceramic, but it is denser and more durable. Porcelain tile resists heat and moisture, and when it experiences high levels of traffic, it performs well. Because porcelain is so dense, it does not crack or chip easily. Many believe that durability means a lack of style, which is untrue with porcelain.
Porcelain tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors just like ceramic tiles. Indoor and outdoor installation is possible with porcelain tile.
If you want the most luxurious, high-end design, consider stone tile. While stone tiles are often pricey depending on the area of the space, they bring natural features to design unlike any other tile. Stone is a beautiful, breathtaking material when it is used, and this is true for stone tiles as well. Unlike porcelain and ceramic, stone tiles must be sealed to be water and stain resistant, because they are made from porous materials like granite, slate and marble.