Types of Tile
At Wayne’s Color Centre Carpet One Floor & Home, we are happy to be your local flooring retailer. With expert knowledge in flooring, including tile, we can help guide you through the tile buying and installation process. We have a vast collection of flooring choices to suit your needs, with ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles included. Each type of tile brings its advantages and disadvantages, so it is crucial you know the differences to make the right decision on what tile you put in your own home.
Ceramic tile is one of the more favored tile types due to its durability and affordability. Ceramic tiles are stable enough to handle high traffic, don’t crack often, and are moisture resistant. They are also ideal for budget-friendly homeowners. Ceramic tiles can be used in both commercial and residential spaces, and come in a variety of styles. Price, color, shape, and size are all factors that change the look and feel of ceramic tile, making it a versatile material for almost any project.
Porcelain tile is known and loved by many but continues to be second to ceramic tile as far as popularity. It is denser than ceramic which makes it even more durable and it can be installed in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Porcelain is a highly sturdy material; it is moisture and heat resistant and comes in tiles that range in style preference.
Stone tiles are recognized for their intricate detail and uniqueness. Because stone tiles are made of natural materials and are not manufactured, no two tiles look the same. For many, the natural character of stone brings out the man-made accents in décor like steel and linens and can add soft touches of luxury to a space. Stone tiles are porous and must be treated to be stain and water resistant, which can be a drawback. Depending on the size of the area, stone tile can also be a pricey option.