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All about tile flooring

There are many reasons to have tile flooring in your home. It adds value to a property, is waterproof, durable, easy to clean, and has minimal environmental impact; it's made from substances that come from the earth. Because it's so easy to clean, there's no need for chemical cleaning agents. Tiles are hypoallergenic and easy to clean, so there's no place for anything to hide.

Types of tile

While ceramic tile can be used in any room in the house on walls, fireplace surrounds, shower walls, and flooring, read labels carefully and tell the professional at our tile store in Westminster, MD, how you plan to use it. The most significant distinction is whether the tiles can be used for floors or walls. Wall ceramics are thinner, less able to handle the weight, and often more slippery. Also, consider waterproof capabilities, indoor-outdoor use, and slipperiness.

For tile flooring in busy, heavily trafficked rooms like the kitchen or bath, porcelain is often recommended. A type of ceramic, its composition includes clay, sand, and glass, making it heavier and denser. The clay is nonporous, so it's waterproof and can be used outside in any weather.

A large format comes in countless colors and patterns and can be made to look like anything, including stone, wood, leather, and fabric. Wood-look tiles are an excellent alternative for the bathroom because they combine the beauty of a wood look with the functionality of a ceramic. As for stone looks, porcelain is often preferred because many feel the large format, fewer seams give in more of a look of a quarried slab.

A breakdown of other choices

The 4 X 4 squares, which you often see on backsplashes, are highly designed, waterproof when glazed, and best for indoor use in moderately busy rooms. Mosaics, the tiny, highly decorative, often glass-coated ceramics, are trending these days for bathrooms; not only can you create many looks, but the many grout lines increase traction. Terracotta bricks can be used indoors or out on heavily trafficked floors. Subways, often used on backsplashes, can be used on indoor low traffic floors.

With over 60 years experience, Mercer Carpet One a family-owned, third-generation company offers a large inventory with services that include superior residential and commercial installations, heated floors, flooring repair, and custom projects. Our experts will help you select the best tile flooring installation. Visit our showroom in Westminster, MD, convenient to Westminster, MD, Eldersburg, MD, Mount Airy, MD, Finksburg, MD, Hampstead, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Marriottsville, MD, West Friendship, MD, Columbia, MD and Catonsville, MD. Be sure to get your free tile flooring quote!