While sometimes considered trendy today, tile has 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. Are you contemplating tile for your upcoming project? We at Sandpoint Carpet One Floor & Home in Ponderay, Idaho, are here to help you with things you should keep in mind while shopping for your new tile.
While new tile varieties are constantly being added to the market, the vast majority of tile is made from ceramic, porcelain, and stone.
Ceramic tile is made from clay, sand, and water which is then fired in the kiln. Ceramic tile is a popular option for homeowners because it is:
Porcelain tile is made of clay, sand, and water just like ceramic, but is fired at a higher temperature making it 100% waterproof and extremely durable. Porcelain tile is a great choice because:
Stone tile is made from slabs of natural stone, like slate, granite, and marble. Here are just a few things to know about stone tile:
Wood-look tile takes all the beautiful aspects of hardwood and combines them with easy-to-maintain features like durability and moisture resistance, making wood look tile a popular choice for busy homes and those with pets or children. Thanks to its durability, wood-look tile is ideal for areas that are exposed to some of the elements of the outdoors, spills, and even the nails of dogs. Because wood-look tile is suitable for almost any scenario, it can be installed in nearly any room of your home. For example, living rooms, mudrooms, stairs, kitchens, and bathrooms are all areas where wood look tile would benefit homeowners.
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 commercial settings.
In addition to flooring, tile works great as a backsplash or even a custom tiled shower. Protect your kitchen and bathroom walls from the everyday splatter and splashes that come with cooking or bath time. Backsplash tile is smaller than flooring tile but is still made of the same material, so you still get to enjoy its durability and low maintenance. We love backsplash tile because you can create a space that is truly special to you with endless designs, colors, and styles. And if you want to go the extra step, we even offer custom backsplash tile!
If you’re looking to learn more about installation and get answers to some of the most common questions our installation guide is here to help. When it comes to installing tile, It's important to keep in mind that it can get a little messy, from dust, grouting, and moving appliances – which you don’t need to worry about since our team takes care of that. It takes at least 2 days to set the tiles and then the team moves on to grouting. Depending on the project and its size, installation can take anywhere from a few days to a month to complete.
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, Idaho, retail center, to explore your many tile options. As members of 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. This means we can offer you incredible Carpet One exclusive brands you won’t find anywhere else.
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