Tile has been incorporated into enduring and enchanting home designs for many centuries, and its lure continues to beckon in modern times. With infinite possibilities, tile can achieve many different decorating and functional goals. Because of this, tile’s staying power is immense, as is its ability to create looks both trendy and timeless, for indoors and outdoors
How will you decide which tile is the right match for your upcoming project? A great place to begin is to read up on your tile’s ratings and grade, which will determine exactly how the product wears, or reacts to moisture. Grades range from one to three, with one being the most ideal. Experts recommend that the use of “grade three” tile be limited to wall installations.
Are you considering tile installation as part of an upcoming renovation? Here are a couple more things for you to consider as you narrow down your selections.
Types of Tile
While today’s tile is made using many different types of materials, the majority are made using either ceramic, porcelain, or stone. Ceramic and porcelain tile are both made using natural clays and minerals that are finished by kiln. These tiles are often found in bathrooms and kitchens. Keep in mind, however, that porcelain is denser than ceramic, so porcelain is a better choice for outdoor settings. Stone tile gives any space a luxurious appearance and adds endurance and value to your space. Another perk of stone is that each tile or slab is truly one-of-a-kind.
Where can Tile be Installed?
Tile’s greatest trait is its inherent versatility. Since it’s made to stand up to heat and moisture, there aren’t many limits as to where it can go. Ceramic, porcelain, and stone are often selected for kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms, but they can actually be great additions throughout your home. Porcelain, in particular, is sturdy enough for commercial environments, as well as for outdoor decks and patios.
One practice that’s currently back in style is using tile for a wall installation or backsplash. Tile backsplash can be a great addition to areas where your wall might otherwise take a splashing. Choose your products carefully: we can help you find the right tile for your specific project.
Benefits of Tile
The ancients were definitely on to something, as there are truly a lot of things to love about tile. With a multitude of options in a full range of materials, colors, patterns, dimensions, and textures, there’s a tile for every taste and purpose.
Durability is at the top of our list when we think of what we love most about tile. You’ll want to look to each tile’s PEI wear rating (Porcelain Enamel Institute) to gauge your product’s suitability in various settings. A rating of five is the strongest and most damage-resistant, while a rating of one or two is best suited for accent or decorative purposes.
Our Tile Selection
At Marett Carpet One Floor & Home in Volant, PA we boast an extensive inventory of indoor and outdoor tile products, with plenty of options for every space, style function, and budget. Visit our showroom, located at 374 Potter Run Road, today and explore your many tile options.
A brilliant tile backsplash can truly set the stage for life’s most important events: the perfect meal or your baby’s first bath. Bring it all together, while protecting your walls from everyday assaults.Learn About Tile Backsplashes
How to Maintain Tile
One of tile’s top talents is its uncanny ability to keep tidy, with minimal effort on your part. That being said, there are several things you can do to extend its natural lifespan.Learn About Tile Care