Tile flooring is a material that looks as good in the living room, hallway, or deck as in the kitchen, bath, or laundry room.
But it's essential to get the right type. As stylish and beautiful as it is, the right or wrong one can make or break a remodeling project.
Here are some tips for choosing the perfect tile flooring.
Decide if you want porcelain or ceramic tile
Porcelain is a type of ceramic, but it behaves very differently. Its composition includes clay, sand, and glass.
It's heavier and denser and is a top choice at the tile store for kitchens– and other busy, heavily trafficked floors.
Porcelain clay is also non-absorbent, which stands up to the most severe weather, including freeze/thaw cycles. As a result, it's often used on deck, patio, and poolside floors.
This large format tile has a large variety of colors and designs. It can be made to look like anything and is often preferred for wood-look or stone-look tiles.
The difference between floor and wall tiles
Floor tiles are heavier and withstand the weight. Wall tiles are thinner and more slippery.
Understand that floor tiles all have different strength and absorption levels
When shopping for tile in Lynnwood, WA, Bellevue, WA, or Auburn, WA, it's essential to read labels. Also, discuss your project with the tile flooring expert so you can be guided to the right one.
1.4 X 4 squares: These are the highly designed, often glazed pieces appropriate for moderately busy floors, countertops, and backsplashes.
2.Terracotta bricks: Durable and used Indoors or out.
3.Mosaics: Tiny, durable, mold and mildew resistant; mosaics are trending on bathroom floors.
4.Subway tiles: These are best for indoor, low-traffic rooms.
Visit our tile store today
With over 70 years of experience, the knowledgeable staff at Neilson Bros & Sons will help you find the ideal tile flooring for your remodeling project. We carry top brands like Daltile, Marazzi, and more.
The family-owned company has locations in Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, WA, as well as a fully stocked mobile showroom. In addition, we service Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, and surrounding areas.