Types of Tile

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What Are the Types of Tile?

United Carpet One Floor & Home in Fresno has your local tile experts on hand. Designing your space with new tile can be a fun adventure, especially with all of the options you can select. Tile is almost unlimited when it comes to where you can install it including flooring, walls, in showers, and even outside as a patio. Not all tiles are the same, so some tiles may be better suited for your project than others. Different types of tiles can impact your project.

Wall Tile and Backsplash Tile

When it comes to the walls in your kitchen or bathroom, you want something that is easy to care for but also stylish. Wall tile, or backsplash tile, can transform your space into a spa-like retreat. Compared to wallpaper or paint, backsplash tile easier to clean and is resistant to moisture. Wall tile allows you to get creative, meaning you can choose a totally custom look for your space. Wall tile can even be installed in your showers to create a custom tile shower stall in your bathroom.

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Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is a popular residential tile option. It is light-weight, easy to care for and comes in a variety of styles. Ceramic can be incredibly resistant to scratching depending on the glaze that is used, making it a great choice if you have pets in your home or for use in high traffic areas. Ceramic tile is made using natural materials such as sand and clay. You will commonly see ceramic tile installed in places like kitchens and bathrooms and can even be installed on walls, too.

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Porcelain Tile

Porcelain is made from the same materials like ceramic tile, but porcelain tile is more water resistant than ceramic. It can be installed in places like your laundry room and even outside as a patio without worrying about moisture being absorbed and causing cracks. When covered with the right glaze porcelain comes with its own spill protection. You can choose a dark tile to hide stains until you can get to them. Porcelain is also resistant to heat and heavy traffic, making it the right choice in areas near ovens, fireplaces, and in entryways.

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Stone Tile

Stone tiles are quarried in different locations and almost never repeat the same pattern, giving you a unique tile. Natural stone tiles are heavy and durable, so you can have the installed inside and outside of your home. When sealed correctly, natural stone is stain and water resistant.

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