What are the Different Types of Tile?
Tile continues to be a popular and versatile option for many homeowners. Not only has it been a mainstay for flooring but also walls, backsplashes, and showers. Tile is a wonderful option for both residential and commercial settings, with its ability to ward off moisture, endure regular foot traffic, and its timeless and modern visuals. At Pioneer Carpet One Floor & Home in Twin Falls you will find a wide variety of options regardless of your style preferences, or your project budget. Our onsite tile experts can help steer you towards options that perfect fit for your surroundings, and your budget.
What is Ceramic Tiles used for?
Ceramic tile is made from natural materials like clay and sand. It is light-weight and versatile. It is usually found in residential kitchens and bathrooms because of its affordability. When covered with the right glaze, ceramic can be incredibly resistant to scratching, making it a great choice if you have pets in your home or for use in high traffic areas. Ceramic is a popular residential options because of its bold colors, variety of styles. It is also a budget friendly choice. Since these tiles are light-weight you can choose to install them on your floors and you can also install them on your walls as an accent or backsplash.
Durable Porcelain Tile
Porcelain is a type of ceramic tile, but is baked at a higher temperature. All porcelain tiles are ceramic, but not all ceramic is porcelain. This difference in heating makes porcelain more durable and dense. Porcelain tile is more water resistant than ceramic so you can install it in places like your laundry room and even outside as a patio without worrying about moisture being absorbed and causing cracks. Porcelain that absorbs less than 0.5% moisture is actually considered waterproof and can be installed in showers and even outside of your home.
Natural Stone Floor Tile
Natural stone tiles may be expensive, but they add value and unique style to your home. Since no two slabs are quarried from the exact same location, the variations in the tiles give you a one-of-a-kind look. Natural stone tiles are heavy and durable, so you can have the installed inside and outside of your home. When sealed correctly, natural stone is stain and water resistant.