Tile Flooring Guide
True to its history, tile has appealed to generations of home and business owners. Featured prevalently in indoor and outdoor gathering spots throughout history, tile also lends itself easily to modern life. Durable and always in style, tile is available in thousands of different material, color, and texture combinations.
At Hanover Carpet One Floor & Home we carry an exciting and extensive collection of indoor and outdoor tile, with new products readily emerging. Are you considering a tile floor or tile backsplash? Here are a few important facts to assist you in your decision:
Different Types of Tile
Tile has certainly evolved over the years, but some things never seem to change. Both then and now, stone, ceramic, and porcelain are the most popular tile types. When choosing tile, it’s always important to consider its intended use and location, as well as its intended environment. Will this tile be for heavy traffic areas?
Generally speaking, ceramic tile is a great choice for high-traffic zones. Made using kiln-fired clay, it’s also a nice pick for restaurants, spas, gymnasiums, and other commercial sites.
Once ceramic gets fired higher temperatures, it becomes porcelain. Porcelain tile tends to be a denser product that stands up well to the outdoor elements, but still looks lovely in kitchens, bathrooms, and other interior spots.
A perennial patio favorite, stone tile lends itself naturally to the great outdoors. Stone tiles are carved out of many types of stone, including granite, slate, marble, and travertine, and are also popular for indoor spots, like hearths and front entryways.
Our Tile Selection
Hanover Carpet One has the buying power of over a thousand stores, while staying close to its surrounding communities. We’re your locally owned operated member of North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores – making us a prime candidate to take on your upcoming tile project. Visit us soon and see why we’re greater Tampa’s top pick for tile services.