When most homeowners think of tile, they mostly think of installing it in their kitchen or bathroom. Tile is a much more versatile product than that though and can be installed in many rooms of your home. Tile’s versatility has expanded over the years, and printing technology has been advancing, giving tile more design possibilities than ever before.
Tile is great for floors, but you can also install tile on your walls as a backsplash, in your shower, and even outside for a patio. Floor tiles tend to be larger and more durable, while wall and backsplash tiles are usually smaller and more decorative.
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Types of Tile
There are three main types of tile: ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are the most popular and are commonly seen in kitchens and bathrooms. For the most part, ceramic and porcelain are the same, except porcelain is denser than ceramic. Porcelain tile is much 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 giving you a variety of style options to choose from.
Stone tile is made from real stone, so unlike ceramic and porcelain you get a unique look 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?
Its versatility also extends to how easy tile is to install. Since 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 laundry rooms or basements. Porcelain tile is even durable enough for outdoor settings such as patios and decks, and it can stand up to the foot traffic you'd expect in commercial settings.
If you plan on installing tile in a place with high moisture, 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
At Ruggs Benedict Carpet One Floor & Home in Avon, we have ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile from Bel Terra, which is a Carpet One exclusive brand.
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Types of Tile
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