If you’ve ever visited our showroom, you know how inspiring and beautiful this design element can be. With numerous spectacular displays there are literally hundreds of different options and designs all at various price points. Before you purchase, it’s important to know what types of materials are available to you and the key differences in these products.
Here is the lowdown on a few types of tile.
Glass tiles consist of really thin pieces of glass that are usually sold independently or in a mosaic form supported with a mesh material. Glass tiles can be more colorful than other tiles. They are reflective and is ideal for backsplashes and walls. However, you can use glass tiles for floor installations but it’s important to select a glass tile product that is rated for floor use.
Glass tile can create a really beautiful look, but it can be expensive. When working with transparent glass, the adhesive can be visible through the material. That is why it requires installation from a flooring contractor to achieve the best results. We’ve got your back on this.
Ceramic tiles are produced from a mixture of water, clay which is then heated at high temperatures. Most ceramic tiles are treated with a liquid glass coated that is heated under high temperatures making it really durable. It is also affordable and you can purchase ceramic products in a variety of colors and patterns. Ceramic flooring products are not well suitable for areas of the home that experience a lot of traffic.
Stone tiles are more expensive than most flooring products. Stone tiles are handmade from natural materials. You’ll find that stone products typically have unique and bold patterns or designs. This is some of Mother Nature’s finest work! When planning to buy natural stone tiles, be prepared to also have them sealed in order to maintain and preserve their beauty.
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