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Tile Guide

Tile is more than just a flooring option. It is a versatile product that can be installed in nearly every area of your home. If you don’t decide on a tile floor for your home, you may find it to be useful in other ways. Tile can be installed on floors and walls, as kitchen or bathroom backsplashes, or even as an accent on fireplaces. With the vast number of arrangements that can be created with tile, you may even come up with a new project you hadn’t thought of previously!

Tile comes in different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Some tile even mimics the look of hardwood or marble stone. Think hard about your specific goals for your home to determine what tile you like, as well as what type of tile you will need. Keep in mind, whatever you can envision you can achieve, thanks to the way tile can be manipulated.  

 

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Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Types of Tile

Tile comes in three main types, ceramic, porcelain and stone. The two most popular among homeowners are ceramic and porcelain, mostly due to their variety and cost. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms. Porcelain tiles can also be used in some outdoor applications, due to their ability to resist moisture well. Stone tiles are made out of natural stone, usually from a stone quarry, meaning that no stone tile looks identical to the next.  This one-of-a-kind tile makes designs natural, distinct, and elegant when used in any space.

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Where Can Tile Be Installed?

Tile is baked at a high temperature which makes it durable. It is also highly resistant to moisture which makes it ideal for almost any room in the house. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are suitable for kitchen and bathroom floors, laundry rooms, and living rooms. Porcelain tile is baked at a higher temperature, which makes it denser. For this reason, porcelain tiles can be used outdoors as well as indoors. 

Ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles can also be used on your walls. Kitchen and bathroom backsplashes are common uses for tile, but some tiles can also be used to create accent walls. For example, several mosaic tile patterns can be used on the walls to create a focal point in a living room.

Tile Benefits

Because of the vast number of tile options, tile is an all-around choice for homeowners. Some of the benefits include moisture resistance, cost, durability, maintenance, and style. Very few floor types are available for areas with high moisture; however, tile has been one of the top choices for bathrooms and kitchens. As far as cost, tile ranges. Depending on the style, tile can be budget-friendly or lavish. Tiles dense nature makes it one of the sturdiest materials for flooring, as it is not likely to crack. Perhaps the most talked about benefits, maintenance and style go hand in hand with functionality. With very little maintenance required, tile is a top contender for one of the best flooring choices while offering natural beauty. In addition, it is also timeless and easily conforms to changing home décor.

Our Tile Selection

As your local flooring retailer, we are proud to offer a wide selection of tiles to choose from. To learn more about tile and the available brands, contact Essis & Sons Carpet One Floor & Home. Or, visit one of our six locations in Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, New Oxford, York, Chambersburg, or Harrisburg, PA.

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Bathroom Tile

Tile, because it is moisture resistant and stylish, is perfect for bathrooms. Let our experts help you design the perfect bathroom setting with tile.

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Tile Maintenance

Because it is moisture and wear resistant, tile is easy to clean and maintain. Visit our Flooring Guide to learn about tile maintenance.

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