Tile has been around for hundreds of years, but time has been its friend. Modern ingenuity has granted us thousands of different tile flooring options. Today there are countless tile products to adorn your floors, walls, and outdoor gathering spots.
At Franklin Tile Carpet One Floor & Home of Franklin, MA, we can help you rediscover tile. With our expansive tile inventory, we offer up all of the top tile brands, including Daltile, Porcelanosa, Emser Tile, Anatolia Tile + Stone, and Quemere Designs, in addition to Carpet One exclusive Bel Terra. Are you contemplating tile flooring or wall tile for your next home improvement? Here are things you should know.
Tile gives us a wealth of options, making the selection process seem overwhelming. There are new tile options added regularly, with options made from metal, glass, mosaic, and more. However, the bulk of tile options are crafted from ceramic, porcelain, or stone. Ceramic and porcelain are made from kiln-fired clays. These traditional favorites can be glazed or left unglazed. Stone is carved from marble, slate, or granite slabs.
When it comes to choosing the right type of tile, knowing your options is important. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are made with the same materials: clay and sand, but because porcelain is heated at a higher temperature it is denser and therefore more resistant to heat and moisture. Both tile types come in a wide variety of colors, styles, patterns and more. Ceramic tile is lightweight and budget friendly. You’ll commonly see either porcelain or ceramic tiles installed in kitchens & bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Porcelain takes your installation opportunities further by being able to be installed outside of your home as a patio or a walkway.
What makes natural stone tile unique is its ability to be installed inside and outside of the home. Another unique feature of stone tile is that it is quarried, so no two tiles look alike. When properly sealed stone tile is waterproof and stain resistant. Natural stone tiles are incredibly durable and can be easily cleaned and taken care of.
Where the nature-inspired visuals of hardwood and the durability and simplicity of tile collide, wood-look tile is a smart and eternally stylish option for areas where actual hardwood isn’t the best choice. Enduring, easy to care for, and warm under your feet, you might even argue that wood-look tile is better than the real thing. Crafted to integrate hardwood’s unique patterns and grain, with tile’s ease of care and convenience, this flooring favorite presents appealing options in both porcelain and vinyl tile, with both offering ongoing resistance to moisture and heavy usage.
Where the nature-inspired visuals of hardwood and the durability and simplicity of tile collide, wood-look tile is a smart and eternally stylish option for areas where actual hardwood isn’t the best choice. Enduring, easy to care for, and warm under your feet, some might even argue that wood-look tile is in many ways better than the real thing. Crafted to integrate hardwood’s unique patterns and grain, with tile’s ease of care and convenience, this flooring favorite presents appealing options in both porcelain and vinyl tile, with both offering ongoing resistance to moisture and heavy usage. For those whose vision includes hardwood for their bathroom or kitchen, wood-look tile is truly a game-changer. Porcelain tile boasts inherent slip-resistance and is virtually splash-proof, for example, and won’t easily stain, scratch, or dent. Wood—look tile will also, incidentally, also make for beautiful backsplash.
Our favorite thing about tile is the fact that it’s truly versatile. Tile can honestly go anywhere. You’ll find tile on floors, as well as backsplashes, accent walls, patios, and hearths. Tile can be customized to create a striking, unique installation. Indeed, tile’s only limits are within your imagination.
One of the main appeals of backsplash tile is that it lets you be endlessly creative with a functional part of your kitchen or bathroom. Use your home and personal style as a point of inspiration. Our flooring professionals have an eye for design and can help you create a completely custom backsplash tile wall for your home. Anything comes off good tile with minimal effort, and stains are never a fear. The fact that you get to be creative is a bonus. This is absolutely a functional piece of your kitchen. You can update the entire look of your kitchen with one small, low-effort change, and the best part is that a small section of tile is never terribly expensive.
Tile is common for homeowners to choose for bathrooms because of its durability and easy maintenance qualities. Tile is naturally durable and is resistant to moisture, heat, and overall wear. Tile is also versatile in terms of style and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, patterns, colors and more. They can also be resistant to slipping, which is important in bathrooms. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are the most popular options for residential bathrooms. Porcelain is less susceptible to moisture and is less likely to crack because of how dense it is. The durability of tile also plays a role because they resistant wear and fade from frequent use.
When you are looking for a beautiful tile shower you also want the peace of mind that it is waterproof! We use porcelain tiles to create your custom tiled shower, and work with you to choose the tile styles you love and that complement your current décor.
Franklin Tile Carpet One Floor & Home is a proud member of North America’s largest independent flooring cooperative. Our goal is to offer you incredible purchasing power, friendly service, and local guidance for every tile project to have the best possible outcome. Want to learn more about our tile products and services? Please visit us soon at 168 Grove Street in Franklin, MA, or shop our tile online today.
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