If you find yourself overwhelmed by the fear of stains, or if you don't want to endure the cost and wear of hardwood flooring, consider purchasing tile flooring from us. We have options for every budget and every interior-sleek, rustic, contemporary, or traditional, there is an ideal tile floor for your home.

Just like other flooring styles, you need to carefully consider the environment in which your tile floor will be located; endurance under foot traffic, compatibility with moisture, and style vary significantly from one tile to the next.

Initial Considerations

Will your tile floor be located in a busy area? Think about the number of people who will be traversing your tile on a regular basis. If the flooring will experience heavy foot traffic, tile is a great option for that area. Does your floor need to stand up to water or heavy humidity? You can see a tile's porosity before purchasing. Consider the texture of the tile as well-you don't want smooth, slick tiles in the bathroom or shower.

Exercise caution when choosing styles as well; the bright mosaic tile that looks exciting today may or may not grow less attractive over the next ten years. Be careful to pick a look that you will enjoy for years to come (if the bright mosaic tile fits the bill, go for it!).

How Porous is Your Tile?

Don't put porous tiles outside, in the kitchen, or in the bathroom. Outdoor tiles that are too porous will endure-or rather, not endure-the freezing cycle in the winter, and porous tile in the bathroom won't properly direct water towards the drainage area. There are four classifications of tile porosity:

  • impervious (least absorbent),
  • vitreous
  • semi-vitreous
  • non-vitreous
Call us to find out more about the different types of tile; you can always reach us at (972) 877-1839 or contact us online. We'd love to hear from you and help you find the right flooring for your home.