Tile Flooring Guide
A floor with impressive staying power and the ability to blend into all of your favorite indoor and outdoor spaces, tile has been gracing homes, businesses, and other gathering spots for many centuries. Tile goes beyond fleeting trends and styles- it manages to stay both timeless and current. With new tile products being introduced on the regular, tile has still managed to stay modern, while offering up the strength admired by generations of homeowners.
At Paradise Carpet One Floor & Home we carry an impressive inventory of both indoor and outdoor tile. Are you considering installing tile as a backsplash or floor? Here are the basics to get you started.
Types of Tile
While there are thousands of tile variations being sold today, some things remain very much the same as they were a century ago- and on that note, ceramic, stone, and porcelain remain the most sought-after types of tile.
Which tile will work best for your home or office? It entirely depends on your needs and tastes. Let’s take a closer look at the popular tile types:
Made out of naturally-sourced clays that are then kiln-fired, ceramic tile is a sturdy and reliable choice that’s colorful, durable, and works great both indoors and outdoors.
A denser clay product, porcelain tile is fired much hotter than ceramics, for an even sturdier result. This tile is extremely popular for patios and out by the pool, but it’s equally at home in the bathroom.
Made out of nature’s strongest substances, stone tile is organically inclined to withstand extreme weather and climate. Made of natural stone like travertine, slate, and marble, this type of tile is beautiful for an outdoor walkway, but it also looks nice in indoor entryways and around the hearth.
Our Tile Selection
Paradise Carpet One Floor & Home boasts the buying power of over a thousand stores, while staying close to its local community’s preferences and needs. As a locally owned/operated member of North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores –we can’t wait to work with you on your upcoming tile project. We carry hundreds of tile types and we’re also experts on related services, including tile installation and custom backsplashes. Among are current inventory are quality tiles by Virginia Tile, Emser, Paramount, Happy Floors Daltile, American Olean, and Marazzi.
Stop by our Lawrence retail showroom today and see for yourself why we’re the area’s top tile source.