Types of Tile
We at Boatman Carpet One Floor & Home are your local neighborhood experts when it comes to tile. We carry a wide selection of ceramic, porcelain, and stone, so make sure to stop by our Cypress showroom to work with one of our experts today! Below are the different types of tiles we offer at our showroom. Continue reading and learn about what makes each type of tile unique and which would be best for your next project.
Ceramic tile continues to be a popular residential option for kitchens and bathrooms. There are multiple sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns from which to choose, so no design is impossible! Ceramic tile resists water and heat, and it remains strong enough to support moderate foot traffic. It is also a budget friendly option for those who are price conscious. So, if you want to add style to a kitchen or bathroom, ceramic tile is a great option. Ceramic tile is ideal for indoor settings and not recommended for outdoor use.
Porcelain tile is rated for indoor and outdoor use. Porcelain is more durable than ceramic, since it is totally water and heat resistant. It can handle anything from heavy foot traffic to changing weather conditions, and it will rarely crack. Since porcelain is typically installed in areas with a lot of moisture, they feature a slip resistant surface for your protection and peace of mind.
If you are looking for a higher-end tile, then take a look at our stone collection. Stone tiles are quarried and come in slabs. Since no slab is quarried from the same location, each stone tile features a pattern that is unique. Stone flooring is long lasting and beautiful, but can become expensive depending on the size of the area you plan on covering.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles can be also installed on your walls, but wall tile is usually thinner than floor tile. Wall tile is thinner because strength and durability against foot traffic is not an issue. For most kitchen and bathroom settings, ceramic is appropriate given its design versatility. In fact, stylish mosaic tile is often preferred for beautiful designs. If you want a custom tiles shower, a waterproof porcelain option that absorbs less than 0.5% moisture is the best choice.