Why choose tile
Benefits – when properly installed it will provide a lasting floor, shower, backsplash or countertop.
Maintenance – very little maintenance required with tile. No need to wax or polish. Simply clean with water and occasionally a tile care product.
Infinite Possibilities – with the multitudes of tile sizes, colors, shapes, colors, textures and patterns you can design any room in your home to fit your personality and preferences.
Price – with a variety of tiles available there is something for every budget.
Allergens – Tile floors do not harbor allergens such as dust or animal dander.
Tips on Selecting Tile
Color – bring samples of your cabinets, carpet and paint with you to our showroom to help you select the tile that is right for your home.
Size – tile is available in so many sizes, shapes, colors, patters and textures. Our showroom staff can help you select the tile that is right for your application.
Measuring – keep in mind that you will need to order more tile than the actual square footage of your project. You will need a percentage of waste to accommodate for cuts. Your installer will be able to help you determine how much extra tile to order.
Timing – please let us know the approximate date that your installer will need your products by so that we can order them and have them on hand when your installer is ready for them, eliminating the chance of delay of your project.
Types of Tile
Porcelain Tile – this tile is dense and non-porous. This type of tile is the most commonly used tile and can be used in outdoor and indoor settings.
R-11 Tile – Some porcelain tiles come in R11 anti-slip finish making them ideal for wet areas and outdoors areas that might be subject to rain.
Ceramic Tile – This type of tile is made from fired clay and often times is less expensive. Generally not recommended for outdoor wet areas.
Stone Tile – naturally quarried out of the earth. Each tile has natural and individual uniqueness. Stone tiles are porous and will need to be sealed. Generally not recommended for outdoor use.
Glass Tile –Glass tiles are as they sound made from glass, often times transparent with colored backings. Glass tiles are commonly used in Backsplashes or as decorative accents. Glass tiles are not able to be installed in many applications and should have manufacturer recommendations checked prior to install.
Mosaic Tile – small format tiles generally adhered to a mesh backing. Typical uses are shower pan, decorative bands, and listelles
Bull Nose/Surface Bull Nose – a trim tile with common size being 3”x12” with one edge that is finished. Typically used at the edge of a shower or countertop to give the installation a finished look. Bull nose also comes in a pencil bull nose, a thinner option to the traditional 3”x12” bull nose. Another option to use instead of bull nose is metal edge trim.
Concrete Tile –made from concrete with decorative print on the top. Tend to be thicker. Can be irregular in size, similar to a hand-made tile.