Consider installing tile flooring in your home if you want a floor that is stylish and functional. It lets your creative side be free and creates custom looks. Tile is not limited to just flooring, you can also have it installed on walls, in showers, and outside as a patio or walkway. Our sales professionals at Cummings Carpet One Floor & Home in Springfield, IL are here to help you make the right selection when it comes to tile.
Tile is made with natural materials like sand and clay, making it a greener flooring choice, and tile is also easy to maintain and is exceptionally durable. It’s ideal for families who have allergies because there is nowhere for dirt or dust to become trapped.
Tile is made using varied materials. Three main types of tiles include porcelain, ceramic, and stone.
Ceramic tile is the most popular option for commercial and residential settings. Ceramic comes in assorted colors and patterns. It resists water and heat and can withstand moderate traffic levels. Ceramic tile has an affordable price point. If you are looking to add style to your home, ceramic tile is a great option. We recommend using ceramic tile for indoor settings only such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile that’s heated at a much higher temperature to make it denser and more durable. Porcelain tile is resistant to heat, moisture, and moderate foot traffic. It can manage changing weather conditions, and it will rarely crack. Most porcelain tiles feature a slip-resistant surface that’s ideal for bathrooms. Porcelain can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.
If you are looking for a more high-end product, consider installing stone tile in your home. Stone tiles are quarried and come in slabs, and since no slab is quarried from the same location, each stone tile features a pattern that is unique. Stone flooring is long lasting and beautiful but can become expensive depending on the size of the area you plan to cover.
For residential kitchens and bathrooms, porcelain and ceramic are the two top choices. Ceramic tiles are light-weight and budget-friendly making them a common kitchen flooring option. Porcelain tiles are denser than ceramic, meaning they are more resistant to moisture and cracking. They resist wear from frequent use and traffic. All porcelain tiles are ceramic, but not all ceramic tiles are porcelain. Our flooring professionals are standing by to help you determine the best type of tile for your project.
If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to update your kitchen or bathroom, check out backsplash and wall tile. Wall tile and backsplash tile are durable and easy to clean, and unlike wallpaper and paint, they will not fade over time and are resistant to humidity. With backsplash tile the style possibilities are endless. They come in different shapes, styles and even materials to give your walls a more dimensional look.
For hardwood looks minus the hassles, wood-look tile is a wonderful option. Made to manage moisture, humidity, chills, and heavy use, wood-look tile can be readily customized, making it an all-around smarter way to floor.
We offer an impressive variety of wood-look tile, with options to emulate your favorite hardwood looks. With products available in both ceramic and porcelain mediums, there are styles to meet every installation goal, with all of them incredibly easy to maintain. In fact, there are even wood-look tile products that can be used for your outdoor gathering spots.
Hardwood’s haute visuals are always in high demand, but genuine hardwood can often present ongoing challenges. With wood-look tile, you won’t have to worry about potential moisture damages, seasonal climate shifts, or scuffs and scratches from heavy usage.
Made to manage your high activity zones, ceramic, and porcelain tile is exceptionally resilient. Unlike real hardwood, you won’t ever need to sand, polish, or refinish these fine floors. Wood-look tile fares equally fine on your walls. Simply wipe way splashes and splatters as they happen, and rest easy knowing no stains will remain.
Normally you will see tile installed in places like bathrooms and kitchen, but tile isn’t limited to vertical use. Since tile can go on your walls, installing them as a home accent is an option. Install tile in finished basements, laundry rooms, and entryways to your home. Tile can be installed outdoors. In addition to tile flooring, we carry wall and backsplash tile, which comes in materials like glass, metal, and mosaic. Wall tile can be installed on your walls and even in showers. These light-weight tiles are easy to clean and maintain and are long-lasting. Backsplash tile tends to be smaller and less durable than floor tile, but it is more design focused. Floor tile is made to manage heavy foot traffic.
From a homebuilder perspective, backsplash tile is an extension of your countertops. From a designer perspective, the right tile backsplash will draw attention to the busiest part of your kitchen or bathroom. It can round out textures, colors, and design patterns. Backsplash tiles can be installed along with your countertops, or you can install them later down the road. Common materials for backsplashes are ceramic tile, porcelain, cement, stone, and glass. Choosing the best backsplash tile is dependent on your budget and style preferences. To make the biggest impact we suggest choosing a glass mosaic tile that includes the same color scheme as the rest of your kitchen or bathroom.
The original purpose of backsplash tile was to protect the walls from water stains, grease splatter, and other damage caused the things you leave out on your countertops every day. You will commonly see backsplash installed around kitchen sinks and cooktops. Tile backsplashes can be added to bathrooms behind toilets and sinks, and even surrounding showers. Backsplash tile can be installed in a custom tiled shower as an accent or niche for your shower products.
Since we are a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we offer all the best tile brands at competitive prices. Explore our tile selection today at 1805 South MacArthur Boulevard in Springfield, IL or call us today at (217) 953-4294 to learn more.
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