If you need a new tile floor, we can help you! When it comes to tile you can let your fun and creative side out. It is known as a durable, long-lasting, and easy-to-care-for flooring solution. Tile can be installed anywhere in your home including walls, showers, and outside. Our sales professionals at Johnson Carpet One Floor & Home in Duluth, Minnesota, are here to help you make the right selection when it comes to tile, whether for flooring or a backsplash. We call tile flooring a “green” option because it is made with natural materials such as stone, sand, and clay. Tile is naturally durable and an allergy-friendly solution for those who suffer. It is also one of the lowest-maintenance flooring options and very easy to clean.
Tile is popular because it is versatile and comes in a wide variety of shapes, colors, sizes, styles, and patterns for you to choose from. Porcelain and ceramic are two of the most common tile options. Both are made from the same materials, but because porcelain is heated differently it is denser and resists heat and moisture better. We have natural stone tile too where each slab features a unique look and can be sealed to be stain proof. Below we go into more detail on the most common types – ceramic and porcelain.
Ceramic: Ceramic tile comes in a variety of styles from which you can choose. This is part of the reason why it is such a popular kitchen and bathroom option. There are many other reasons too. When ceramic tiles are glazed, they are not as porous which makes maintenance easier. This also means that it doesn’t harbor any type of germs or bacteria. One limitation of ceramic tile is that each batch can vary in size and color, so make sure your order comes from the same batch.
Porcelain: Porcelain is another type of ceramic tile. Unlike ceramic, porcelain tiles are made by applying heat to refined clay, which produces a denser floor tile as a result of the higher temperatures. Since porcelain features a high-density rating, it can be used for indoor or outdoor projects. Porcelain tiles are also available in a range of colors, textures, and sizes so your style options are only limited to your personal preferences. Porcelain is ideal for heavily trafficked areas around your home.
Advancements in technology will make you do a double-take when you see wood look tile. A high-quality authentic wood look tile will have a touchable texture for a natural look and feel. Today’s wood look tile is one of the top trends in flooring, and it’s no wonder why. Wood-look tiles are the best of both hardwood and tile in one product. The cost of wood look tile depends on the type of tile and its style. Ceramic is more porous and tends to cost slightly less than porcelain. Something like a wood grain tile with more features, like textures or advanced printing, can cost a little more. Porcelain tile has the longest lifespan compared to ceramic. Wood-look tile is much more durable than real wood, especially in areas with high traffic or higher levels of moisture. That means you can install wood look tile flooring in places around your home such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more. They also look so much like real wood that you can also install them in places like your living room or bedroom. Unlike real hardwood, wood-look tile does not require periodic sanding, staining, and resealing. Wood-look tile still requires grout. Many of the wood look tiles available have straight edges that are consistent, meaning that the grout joint can be smaller. With the proper care, a wood look tile floor will last several decades.
Kitchens and bathrooms hold a lot of value in your home, and it is important to make sure those spaces are updated and on-trend. When it comes to where it can be installed, tile is incredibly versatile. Not to mention it comes in a variety of styles and more. It makes sense why it has been a homeowner’s favorite when it comes to kitchens and bathrooms. Tile is resistant to moisture, heat, staining, and scratching making it the perfect floor for those tricky areas in your home. Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are common and popular flooring options for kitchens and bathrooms. Ceramic tiles are lightweight and budget-friendly making them a common kitchen flooring option. Porcelain tiles are a type of ceramic, but are much denser, meaning they are more resistant to moisture and cracking. Porcelain also handles traffic very well. Our flooring professionals are standing by to help you determine the best type of tile for your project. In addition to offering tile flooring, we also offer heated flooring systems.
We carry wall tile and backsplash tile as well, which is generally smaller and lightweight and come in a variety of installation options and designs. Our flooring experts can help you become knowledgeable about the products you invest in. With your budget in mind, we can help you bring your kitchen or bathroom to life. Revamping your space with tile can make it look like a brand-new bathroom or kitchen, simply by adding design elements that reflect your personality. Keep your home as low-maintenance as possible by covering the walls in tile. Kitchen backsplash tile not only protects your walls but also beautifies your cooking space and adds value to your home. By covering the walls, tile shields them from food splatters and accidents. Don’t worry about all the things that could go wrong in your kitchen; tile will protect this area whether you choose a small or large wall to be covered. Tile also shields walls in bathrooms. It keeps moisture from getting onto the walls in areas where moisture should not be found.
Tile is a unique option and can be installed in several different places. Tile is great for both residential and commercial settings because it is durable and easy to customize. We recommend installing tile in places around your home such as bathrooms and kitchens. Did you know you can also install tile outside? Tiles like porcelain and stone are strong and durable enough to be installed outside as a patio or walkway to your home. We also offer wall and backsplash tiles which can be installed almost anywhere in your home where you want tile, like the kitchen or in your bathroom shower since they are generally smaller and lightweight. They also come in a variety of installation and design options.
Due to our membership with Carpet One Floor & Home, we carry exclusive tile brands and popular name brands all at exceptional values. Be sure to visit our showroom to see our entire tile collection or start browsing it now by checking out our tile selection online now.
How to Clean Tile
Tile floors are one of the easiest flooring options to keep clean. Their solid surface makes it easy to wipe or sweep up spills and messes with ease.
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