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Choosing the Right Tile Flooring

There are many styles and textures of tile flooring out there. Which one is best for you? How do you know what kind of tile will work best in each room? Is it only for kitchens?

Let’s check some of the different types of tile to help you determine the best tile flooring for your project.

Oversized Travertine Tile
Oversize tile is usually not popular in bedrooms or upper floors because of their weight and noise. However, if you have a ranch-style home in the Southwest, over-sized travertine flooring can help keep you cooler! In the cooler weather it radiates heat better than wood. And not only that, but it is a beautiful natural stone choice.

Stain-Resistant Porcelain Tile
Porcelain tile is a very popular choice over natural stone because it does not stain. This makes it a great option for the kitchen. Look at your countertops and cabinet colors to help decide which color of porcelain you would like to go with. Neutral tiles work best with cabinets that have dramatic shade variations. When choosing grout, always go with a shade or two darker than you think you will need to hide those spills that are bound to happen.

Durable Slate-Look Porcelain Tile
Laying floor in a laundry room or a mud-room? Slate-like porcelain is a great option because it is strong but can be casual. Slate-like porcelain looks very similar to natural stone and holds up beautifully against vibrating washing machines and withstands moisture. It may take a little extra planning for installation and preparation but it is worth it.

Slip-Resistant Slate
Entryways feel the effects of changes in temperature more than almost any other room in the house. You need to tile the entryway with something durable and practical. Natural slate is a good choice. As we have already mentioned it is less slippery than other natural stones but can stand up to the abuse of heavy traffic. Also, because of its natural color variations, mud and dirt are hidden easier.

Vinyl Tile
Large, heavy tiles are a good choice for basements because there is no need to worry about the weight of the tile. Basements have the most stable substructure in a house.

If the basement is going to double as a rec room you can use wood-like porcelain. It has a relaxed look and is durable and moisture resistant. If you had your home built wait a year before installing basement tile to allow your home to completely settle.

Small Mosaic Tiles
Bathrooms or other small rooms look great with small tiles. Most come in 12 X 12 sheets and can be an inch or smaller. This makes them easier to install in smaller rooms. Mosaics can add a spectacular affect to your bathroom but are also practical because they resist moisture and those multiples grout lines provide more traction for wet floors.

Stone-Like Porcelain
If you need flooring that won’t be stained permanently by drops and spills, we suggest stone-like porcelain tile. It provides an Old World feel and look and is chip and moisture resistant. This type of flooring works well in a wine cellar.

Natural Stone Tiles
Natural stone can withstand the effects of nature because it comes from nature! So natural stone tile is great for outdoor spaces such as grilling areas, walkways and pool areas. There are a few natural stones choices: travertine, marble and slate. Slate is usually preferred because when it is wet it is less slippery. Natural stone can survive temperature changes but the grout cannot. So if you live in a cold area you may need to use cement or dry gravel instead of the typical mortar.

If you are in the market for tile flooring and are considering your tiling options, give us a call or stop by and we would be glad to help you make your decision and get you on the home-improvement road! Or call 704-746-1311 for a free estimate. We look forward to serving you!


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