Dicks Carpet One Floor & Home in Oakland is your local retailer when it comes to tile flooring. Tile has unmatched durability and style flexibility, making it a versatile flooring option. Not only is it flexible in style, but also application, because you can install tile on your walls and even outside.
Although tile is more commonly used as a flooring option, you can also install tile on your walls. Wall tile, or backsplash tile, adds a pop of design on an otherwise plain and boring wall. In addition they also protect your walls from accidental floor splatter in the kitchen. Wall tile is extremely easy to clean, and requires just about the same amount of maintenance as a tile floor which is minimal. Tile is even used for outdoor patios because of its durability.
Be sure to watch the video below to learn about all of your tile options:
Types of Tile
There are three main types of tile options for you to choose from which includes porcelain, ceramic, and stone. Porcelain and ceramic tile are commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms. Ceramic tile comes in a variety of styles and colors for you to choose from and make great kitchen floors. Porcelain tile is denser and more dimensionally stable than ceramic, so you can install them in heavily used areas of your home.
Stone tile is a naturally durable material but it does come with a higher price tag. Stone is usually treated and sealed to protect against spills, stains, and scratches, so it will last a long time if properly maintained.
Where Can Tile Be Installed?
You can install tile in many other areas of your home in addition to kitchens and bathrooms. Consider installing a porcelain tile in your mudroom or laundry rooms. The frequently see high temperatures and a lot of moisture, so a durable tile is a great option.
If you choose to install tile in a place with a lot of exposure to moisture and water, make sure that the tile is rated for your particular requirements. Some styles of tile, for example, are considered more water resistant, so they are appropriate for high-moisture areas like showers.
Don’t forget that tile can also be installed on the walls of your kitchen as well as in shower stalls. Wall tile and shower tile are both made of different materials. Wall tile is much smaller and light weight, whereas shower tile comes in larger formats and are textured for more slip resistance.
Our Tile Selection
Our membership with the Carpet One cooperative allows us to carry the best tile brands and even supply our own Carpet One exclusives such as Bel Terra. Make sure you stop by our showroom and speak with one of our flooring professionals to help you navigate our selection.
Learn More About Tile
Types of Tile
There are three main types of tile you have to choose, including porcelain, ceramic, and natural stone. Each tile types features their own benefits that’ll make your home more functional day-to-day.What Are the Different Types of Tile?
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