Tile flooring looks as great in living rooms or hallways as in the kitchen or bath. Some in hot climates even put it in bedrooms because of its excellent temperature transference properties.
Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping.
Each type is different
It's hard not to get distracted by so much beauty. There is an almost unlimited number of colors, patterns, designs, shapes, and sizes.
However, each tile type is classified for strength and absorption levels, determining how and where it is used. So, tell the professionals at the tile store how and where you plan to use it.
Also, read labels carefully. The right or wrong piece can make or break a remodeling project.
Porcelain vs. ceramic tile
Porcelain is ceramic, but its composition includes sand and glass. As a result, it's heavier, denser and non-absorbent, making it ideal for busy, heavily trafficked floors indoors or out.
As stylish as it is functional, porcelain comes in countless colors and designs. It is made to look like anything, including wood or stone.
Feel free to come into our showroom while shopping for tile in Fort Myers, FL.
Other types of ceramics:
The 4 X 4 square is highly designed, thinner, and often glazed. These can be used on moderately busy indoor floors, countertops, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, and shower walls.
Mosaics are tiny, often glass coated, durable, and mold/mildew resistant. They're currently popular for bathroom floors.
Terracotta bricks can be used indoors and out. They're especially great for rustic decor.
Subway tiles now come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. They are best for low-traffic rooms.
Visit our showroom for your tile flooring
At Wayne Wiles Floor Covering, we love tile flooring! It's been around for thousands of years and is still one of the most popular flooring materials, making it one of the most lasting trends!
Visit our showroom in Fort Myers, FL. Here, you'll see designs like Emser by Daltile, Contessa by Emser Tile, Cremo Bianco by Happy Floors, and more! We service Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, and Sanibel, FL.