Tile has been installed in homes for years, and it continues to be one of the most popular home products. It is a reliable flooring option in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas with moisture, as it remains resistant to both moisture and heat. At the same time, tile offers tremendous versatility in terms of design. Whether you need something plain or something unique that looks like real wood, there's a perfect tile option for your setting.
Tile isn't restricted to the floors; it can be installed on walls, backsplashes, baths, showers, and even outdoors on patios. Floor tiles tend to be larger and more durable, while wall and backsplash tiles are usually smaller and more decorative.
Be sure to watch the video below to learn how to get started with your tile selection:
Types of Tile
There are three main types of tile: ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are the most popular types, and they are among the first flooring choices for kitchens and bathrooms. For the most part, ceramic and porcelain are the same, but porcelain is denser than ceramic. This means that porcelain is better-equipped to handle heavy moisture, so it is actually practical for outdoor settings such as patios. Both ceramic and porcelain are available in traditional tile looks, as well as wood and stone looks.
Although ceramic and porcelain can look and feel like stone, you can also choose natural stone tile. Stone tile is made from real stone, so unlike ceramic and porcelain, it offers unique, one-of-a-kind looks that can add value to your home. Stone is usually treated and sealed to protect against spills, stains, and scratches, so it will last a long time if properly maintained.
Where Can Tile Be Installed?
An advantage of tile is its installation versatility. Because it can withstand moisture and heat, tile can pretty much be installed anywhere in the home. Ceramic, porcelain, and even stone are especially popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, but they also can be installed in living rooms and basements. Porcelain tile is even durable enough for outdoor settings such as patios and decks, and it can also handle the foot traffic you'd expect in commercial settings.
In addition, tile can be installed on walls and backsplashes, and it can be used to create custom showers and baths. For these smaller areas, be sure to consider decorative tiles such as mosaic tile and glass tile. These, while not as durable as floor tiles, are definitely more stylish.
No matter where you choose to install tile, you'll need to make sure that the tile is rated for your particular moisture or foot traffic requirements. Some styles of tile, for example, are considered more water resistant, so they are appropriate for high-moisture areas like showers.
Our Tile Selection
Visit Post Road Carpet One Floor & Home in Acton to take advantage of our selection of tiles. We have ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile from Bel Terra, which is a Carpet One exclusive brands. Also, we offer popular brands such as Daltile and Happy Floors.
Our design team will help you make the perfect choices for your setting, and then our installation teams will help make your design dreams a reality.
Learn More About Tile
Types of Tile
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Wood Look Tile
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