Classic tile never goes out of style
With exceptional durability and gorgeous clarity, tile has long been the go-to solution for luxurious, long-lasting surfaces that lend one-of-a-kind visuals and moisture resistance to boot. Tile allows homeowners and designers alike to craft kitchens and bathrooms that are as functional as they are beautiful. In addition to moisture resistance, scratch resistance, and ease of cleaning, tile offers many sustainable options made from recycled materials. Floor Dimensions will help you explore the outstanding assortment of shade and shape options to land on the perfect tile solutions.
Types of Tile
When you hear the term “ceramic tile,” that refers to tile made from clay that has been molded and heated under extreme pressure. The two most popular versions you will find are:
- Porcelain tile, which has a slightly glossy appearance due to the presence of feldspar crystal.
- Non-porcelain ceramic tile, which contains no feldspar and is created from a combination of materials that typically includes white, red, and brown clays.
Stone tile comes from a variety of gorgeous natural stone types such as slate, marble, granite, travertine, and more. Just like hardwood species, each type of stone possesses distinct characteristics. Some are porous and prone to staining, others are completely stain-resistant, and some should only be used for decorative purposes.