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Ceramic Tile Flooring
Ceramic tile is a classic choice of flooring for a busy home. While tile has been used as flooring for centuries, today's tile for your home is more durable, beautiful, and affordable than ever before. Advancements in tile design and firing techniques allow the tough ceramic material to resemble stone, brick, glass, or other hard surfaces. Smooth and non-porous finishes like shiny glazes and clear coatings keep water and dirt out of the surface, making cleaning a breeze. These tiles may not be quite as tough as real stone, but they're not rough-surfaced and difficult to clean like it either.
If you're choosing tile over carpeting or hardwood flooring because of damp conditions, look for porcelain in particular. This variety of ceramic clay is particularly fine grained, resulting in a very non-porous tile that won't hold moisture or transfer it to the subfloor below. Porcelain is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms where spills happen regularly. With the right wear resistant glaze or coating, the tiles look new for years and resist stains and scuffs. Choose the tile flooring based on the needs of the room before considering the design and color you need to match its decor.
Don't forget about the exterior of your home as well. Ceramic tiles can be used around the pool, on a patio, or to create a walkway to your driveway. You'll need a concrete base to prevent tile cracking, and you should choose one of the newest varieties of frost-resistant ceramic or porcelain to make sure the flooring can hold up outdoors. Good grouting practices go a long way in preventing damage, both indoors and outside. Explore the options for taking floor tile to new places, especially if you want to add specialty or luxury features to your home like a free-standing sauna or a wood-fired pizza oven that needs heat-resistant tile for the floor under it.
No matter how you want to decorate, there's a tile for your home. Visit Boatman Carpet One Floor & Home in Houston, TX today to discuss your options, or give us a call at 713-489-6728. Whether you're looking for a classic solid colored tile or an artistic design that shows off your creative side, we can match you with the perfect flooring.