Tile Guide

While sometimes considered trendy today, tile actually as a very long history of beautifying residential and commercial settings - a history that spans generations. Offering a reliable and artistic barrier against everyday elements, while holding tight against temperature fluctuations, tile is as fun as it is functional. Tile flooring allows you to make a standout statement expressing your unique style, even in hard-to-fit areas like the bathroom or kitchen.

Since it has so very few limitations, tile can be enjoyed outdoors as well as indoors. Tile can even grace your walls or backsplashes, and since there are hundreds of styles and types to choose from, it’s easy to create the exact look you desire, while achieving premium performance.

Are you contemplating tile for your upcoming project? Here are some things you should keep in mind while shopping for your new tile.

Expert Advice - Choose the Perfect Tile

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Where Can Tile Be Installed?

Extremely versatile, tile can truly go just about anywhere with its only limits being your imagination. Tile can endure extreme moisture, heat, and cold, so it can work well for your laundry room, or even in a finished basement. Tile is also easy to repair, since tiles can be replaced individually as needs dictate, so it is a great flooring option for high traffic areas and for commercial settings.

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Types of Tile

While new tile varieties are constantly being added to the market, the vast majority of tile is made out of ceramic, stone, or porcelain.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are constructed using natural clays, with firing temperatures ultimately deciding the end result. Porcelain tile products are at a higher level for a tile that’s a lot denser. Both ceramic and porcelain are very durable, but porcelain tile is a favorite for kitchens, bathrooms, and other places prone to heavy moisture.

Stone tile is constructed using some of the hardest substances found in nature: materials like marble, slate, quartz, and granite. Naturally at home in outdoor settings, stone tile also can be a beautiful addition to your entryway, hallway, or hearth. Marble is also an elegant flooring solution for a formal living room or dining area.

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Our Tile Selection

At Sandpoint Furniture Carpet One Floor & Home, we’re proud to offer one of the region’s most comprehensive and eclectic collections of porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile, among other fine tile choices, including glass and metal. Visit our Ponderay, ID retail center, located at 401 Bonner Mall Way Suite B, to explore your many tile options. Some of our personal favorite tile brands are Daltile, Surface Art, and Emser Tile. We also have Carpet One exclusives such as Bel Terra.

As members of world’s largest flooring cooperative, Carpet One Floor & Home, we are a locally owned and operated store that’s able to offer each consumer the buying power of hundreds of other stores around the continent, along with competitive pricing.

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Tile Warranties

Tile is crafted with long life in mind- but who doesn’t love an added level of reassurance? With our competitive product warranties, know your new tile will stay beautiful for many years to come, whatever life brings.

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Tile Maintenance

Tile is popular in kitchens and bathrooms because it is easy to maintain. Learn how to maintain tile.

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