Tile flooring and wall tile are lasting investments. Tile’s natural strength makes it the perfect solution for high-traffic areas in your home. It’s water-resistant, stain, scratch, and scuff resistant while contributing diverse colors, textures, designs, and patterns.
Aside from its innate beauty, tile is highly adaptable to evolving home décor styles.
Its versatility extends beyond its classic look, as it can also be utilized for wall backsplashes and shower areas. Adding a tile backsplash to your kitchen not only introduces a splash of color but also adds texture. You can choose from a variety of modern, traditional, or coastal backsplashes to harmonize with your kitchen's aesthetic.
Tile has many tempting benefits, as it’s:
Tile can be made of many materials, but the bulk of options are ceramic, porcelain, or stone.
Ceramic tile, made from kiln-fired clay, is an affordable tile that's prized for its vivid colors. Ceramic tile can be glazed or left in its natural state. It's a smart and sturdy option for bathrooms, kitchen backsplashes, and entryways.
Porcelain tile is a specific type of ceramic. Fired at a much higher setting, this tile is dense and moisture-resistant, making it especially prized for outdoor use. There are different textures and patterns available, including porcelain tile that captures popular hardwood species' looks.
Stone tiles are carved from slabs of natural minerals. These natural wonders are perfect indoors or outdoors. Since no two stones are exactly alike, you'll be assured each floor is unique. Stone tile options include granite, marble, and slate. This type of tile can be pricey but well worth it since most stone tiles can last a lifetime.
If you were to reflect on wood-look tile from a few years back, you may have never imagined it would become a trendy flooring option.
Fortunately, tile manufacturers have enhanced their ability to replicate the look of wood using porcelain or ceramic tile. Many homeowners prefer wood-look tiles due to their low maintenance requirements compared to hardwood.
Wood-look tile can:
Be cleaned using soap and water
Doesn’t need refinishing
More affordable than hardwood
In addition to a stunning floor option, tile has many vertical and horizontal uses.
It can be installed in showers to break up the normal and dull look. Instead of having a generic shower, add a unique touch with tile. Go for elegant, rustic, or anything in between. A tile shower is easier to maintain and won’t show the watermarks and dirt left behind.
Tile can also be installed as an accent wall, as a kitchen backsplash, or around your fireplace. While we no longer offer professional tile installation, our team of tile professionals will happily guide you toward your next steps.
Install your new tile in:
Tile installations are a messy affair, but well worth it.
Expect to conduct a thorough cleaning once the installation crew leaves. You can minimize the mess by closing doors to rooms outside the installation area and placing coverings over anything you’d prefer to stay dust-free.
Underlayment will be required unless your subfloor is concrete. Grout is required for your tile installation, but the great news is that modern-day grout means your tiles will remain permanently sealed.
Carpet One Floor & Home of Mentor, OH, is your destination for fine tile. As members of Carpet One, which is North America’s top cooperative of independent flooring stores, we’re locally owned and locally operated, yet bring you incredible savings and variety.
Are you finding yourself tempted by tile? We carry the best tile brands, including Virginia Tile and Daltile. To learn more about our incredible tile flooring options, please visit us soon or call us today.