Tile is one of the oldest, and most popular, flooring option for residential and commercial settings. It offers enough moisture and wear resistance for almost any home setting, and it is also is available in many stylish options. Whether you need something simple or something intricate, there's a style of tile for you.
As you can imagine, tile is an extremely popular flooring choice for kitchens and bathrooms. But, it can be installed elsewhere in these areas as well. Tile, in fact, can be installed on floors, walls, backsplashes, and countertops.
Types of Tile
The three types of tile are ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Ceramic tile is probably the most popular type of tile, as it can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and other areas in the home. What's great about ceramic is its design versatility; there are so many different sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns from which to choose. Porcelain tile is similar to ceramic, but it is manufactured a little differently. As a result, porcelain is actually more wear resistant than ceramic, so it is less likely to crack and collapse. For natural style, be sure to consider stone tile. Stone tile is made from real stone, so it definitely offers one-of-a-kind looks.
One of tile's most important advantages is its installation versatility. Like we mentioned before, tile cannot only be installed on floors; it can be installed on walls and backsplashes, among other places. Wall tile and backsplash tile are smaller than floor tile, but they are stylish and durable.
Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile can be installed pretty much anywhere in the home. They can handle the moisture you'd expect in kitchens and bathrooms, and they can stand up to heavy foot traffic and other environmental factors as well. Porcelain tile can even be installed outdoors on patios and decks. For commercial or other high-traffic areas, there are ultra-durable tile options that are easy to maintain.
Our Tile Selection
If you're looking for quality tile, visit American Carpet One Floor & Home in Honolulu. We have one of the area's best selections of tiles, including tile flooring, wall tile, and backsplash tile.
Our tile experts are here to help you make the perfect choice for your residential or commercial setting. We also can help you with residential and commercial installation.
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Types of Tile
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Wood Look Tile
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