Tile Flooring Guide
Offering a beauty that won’t easily fade, tile has incredible staying power, timeless beauty, and the ability to integrate successfully with all your favorite styles and trends. Compatible with both indoor and outdoor gathering spots, tile is a reliable choice when you need flooring or a wall accent that will both add color and hold strong against life’s storms. Tile also offers up thousands of choices, meaning there are options available to compliment every style and just about any budget.
At Carpet One Floor & Home of Gainesville we carry an impressive inventory of both indoor and outdoor tile. Are you considering a tile purchase for your backsplash or floor? Here are the basics to get you started.
Types of Tile
Tile is truly timeless: still, it’s constantly being reinvented. New types of tile are constantly introduced to a market that’s already rife with tile options. Some things, however, never seem to change, and the tried-and-true types of tile manage to stay more popular: ceramics, stones, and porcelains.
Which tile is the best one for your project? It depends on your needs and tastes. Let’s take a closer look at the popular tile materials: Made from the earth, clay-sourced ceramic tile is kiln-fired for a product that’s especially sturdy and is appropriate for both indoor and outdoor usage. Also made of clay, porcelain tile is fired at hotter temperatures for a denser tile that is often included in outdoor patios, though it’s equally beautiful inside your home. Made out of natural stone, stone tile is made to hold up against extreme weather, by its very nature. Stone tile – including marble, slate, and granite tile – looks great on outdoor walkways, but also is fabulous for the fireplace.
Our Tile Selection
Carpet One Floor & Home of Gainesville has the buying power of over a thousand stores, while staying close to its local community’s needs. As a locally owned/operated member of North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores –we can’t wait to take on your next tile project. Stop by our Gainesville retail store today and see for yourself why we’re the area’s top tile source.