Types of Tile
Tile is one of the most versatile flooring types and home products because, to put it simply, there are so many different options from which to choose. Whether you need something durable for a kitchen floor or something stylish for a kitchen backsplash, there certainly are perfect tile options available.
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Like we mentioned before, there are a variety of tile options, but there really only are three main types of tile: ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Ceramic, porcelain, and stone can be installed on floors, and there are also smaller sizes available for walls, backsplashes, and showers.
Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are definitely the most popular tile options in home settings. They are durable and easy to clean, so they can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and other areas with moisture. Porcelain, however, is denser than ceramic, so it is considered more moisture and wear resistant. Ceramic and porcelain come in many different looks, including natural stone and even wood looks. It's no surprise that no matter your performance, style, or price needs, you can opt for ceramic and porcelain tile.
Stone tile offers similar strength and performance, but unlike ceramic and porcelain, it is actually made from natural stone. As such, stone tile comes in unique, one-of-a-kind looks, so it certainly adds value to your settings. Stone tile can be sealed and finished to prevent scratches and fading, so although it might not be as durable as ceramic and porcelain, it still will last a long time if properly maintained.
Ceramic tile is a popular choice in kitchens and bathrooms because it an handle moisture and heat. It is easy to clean and maintain, and the individual tiles can be replaced if necessary. What's also great is the design versatility offered by ceramic. There are so many different shapes, sizes, and patterns from which to choose.
Porcelain tile is very similar to ceramic tile, but it features a denser construction. With this construction, porcelain offers greater moisture resistance, and the tiles will rarely, if ever, crack or chip. Porcelain, unlike ceramic, can even be installed outdoors on patios.
Stone tile, as you can imagine, is made from natural stone, so it can definitely add style and luxury to your setting. In fact, because no two stone tiles look exactly alike, stone tile actually offers one-of-a-kind looks. Stone tiles can be finished and treated, so they are typically durable enough for kitchens and other areas in the home.