What are the Different Tile Types?
Williams Flooring of the Carolinas is your local tile retailer for all things tile flooring. Designing your space with new tile can be a fun adventure, especially with all of the options you have to choose from. Tile is not limited to just being a flooring option. It can also be installed on walls, in showers, and outside as a patio. Not all tiles are the same, so some tiles may be better suited for your project than others. Continue reading below to learn more about the different types of tiles we offer.
Go with something that is easy to install and just as easy to care for, like wall and backsplash tile. Wall tile, or backsplash tile, can transform your space into a spa-like retreat. Compared to wallpaper or paint, backsplash tile is not only easier to clean and is not sensitive to moisture or humidity. Wall tile is incredibly easy to clean and very easy to design with, meaning you can choose a totally custom look for your space. Wall tile can even be installed in your showers to create a custom tile shower stall in your bathroom. Check out a project we completed for one of our customers with a custom tile shower.
What are Ceramic Tiles used for?
Ceramic is known as being light-weight and available in a wide variety of color and style options to choose from. Ceramic can be incredibly resistant to scratching depending on the glaze that is used, making it a great choice if you have pets in your home or for use in high traffic areas. Ceramic tile is a green choice because it is made with natural materials. You will commonly see ceramic tile installed in places like kitchens and bathrooms, and can even be installed on walls too.
Durable Porcelain Tile
Porcelain is made with the same materials like ceramic tile but porcelain tile is more water resistant than ceramic. It can be installed in places like your laundry room and even outside as a patio without worrying about moisture being absorbed and causing cracks. Porcelain comes with its own spill protection when covered with the right glaze, and you can choose a dark tile to hide stains until you can get to them. Porcelain is also resistant to heat and heavy traffic, making it the right choice in areas near ovens, fireplaces, and in entryways.
Natural Stone Floor Tile
Natural stone is available in a variety of beautiful colors and textures. Stone tiles are quarried in different locations and almost never repeat the same pattern, giving you a unique tile. Natural stone tiles are heavy and durable, so you can have them installed inside and outside of your home. When sealed correctly, natural stone is stain and water resistant.
If you have decided this is a flooring option you want, contact us today and get your free estimate.