Types of Tile

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What Are the Types of Tile?

Always durable, always beautiful, and always eclectic, tile is a traditional and popular choice for floors and walls, both indoors and outdoors. At Dicks Carpet One Floor & Home, Oakland’s destination for tile and related services, we carry an exciting collection of tile in many, many different styles, colors and patterns. Our resident tile experts can answer all your questions and help you find a tile that’s a perfect fit for your home or office.

When it comes to tile, the sky is truly the limit. Yes, tile is a great choice for your bathroom, shower, or kitchen, but did you know it can also be used to create an amazing accent wall, or a one-of-a-kind outdoor patio?

Backsplash & Wall Tile

Tile isn’t only for floors: indeed, the perfect accent wall or backsplash makes a statement that can’t be accomplished with paint or wallpaper. Your new wall tile will automatically draw the eyes and break up the monotony of a drab, boring wall. Backsplash tile is a great alternative to wallpaper as it’s made to withstand heat and humidity. It’s also very easy to keep clean.

Daltile tile flooring

Ceramic Tile

Lightweight and durable, ceramic is made from natural clays and is a very popular option for the kitchen or bath. Since it’s typically treated with different types of glazes, ceramic readily resists scratches, making it a wonderful choice for hectic households.

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Happy Floors tile

Porcelain Tile

Similar to ceramic, porcelain tile is also made out of clay: the difference is that porcelain is fired at a much higher temperature, resulting in a much denser product. Offering a higher level of water resistance, porcelain tile is popular for laundry rooms. It’s also a great choice for outdoor gathering spots, as it won’t readily crack or chip.

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travertine tile

Stone Tile

For those who love organic beauty, there’s nothing like natural stone. Made using slabs of granite, travertine, slate, marble, and other such materials, stone tile is heavy and durable. Each tile is truly unique and one-of-a-kind, and with the help of certain sealants, is 100% water-resistant. Stone tile is equally at home by the pool or around the fireside.

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