Best choices for tile flooring

Now that you're thinking of remodeling your floors, consider tile because it adds style, uplevel your home, and increases real estate value. It's also durable, easy to clean, and can last up to 50 years. However, keep in mind that each type behaves differently in various installations, so selecting the right or wrong type will impact your project. Read below or stop by our tile store in Livermore, CA, to learn more about your options.

Porcelain tile: Stylish, waterproof, and ultra-durable

For busy, heavily trafficked floors, the ideal choice is porcelain tile. It's a type of ceramic made of a nonporous clay called Kaolin, with sand and glass, and is fired at higher temperatures. This results in a heavier, more dense material, able to withstand the heaviest wear and most severe weather conditions. It's just as beautiful as it is hard-wearing, exceptionally when polished, one of our specialties. Because of the style, many also use it on indoor walls, and tub/shower surrounds. Available in a wide assortment of colors and designs, this can be made to look like anything, including fabric, leather, wood, and stone. It's also a large format tile, which is currently a trend and has through-body color, meaning the hue goes all the way through the bisque.

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The many types of ceramic tiles

The most familiar ceramic tile is the square, often in a 4X4 size or smaller or larger. These highly designed, glazed pieces appear on countertops, backsplashes, and walls and are also good choices for indoor floors in moderately busy rooms. Mosaics are the tiny, glass-coated, durable, mold and mildew resistant tiles often used as accents or on bathroom floors. Terracottas are the beautiful rust-colored bricks that work so well indoors with rustic and nature-inspired decors or outside in any weather condition; they are also porous, so ask our flooring professionals about sealing. Subways are the rectangles or squares often seen on backsplashes; they can, however, also be installed on indoor low traffic floors, such as in bedrooms. Finally, listellos are ceramic border bands often used as accents.

Your tile store in Livermore, CA

Explore our extensive inventory of ceramics, porcelain, and non-ceramics like metal and stone at the Kraftician Design Surfaces showroom. We’ll help you find the just-right style for your tile flooring remodeling, and we’ll also give you a quote. Our showroom is in Livermore, CA and we work with homeowners, construction businesses, and home improvement professionals in and around Livermore, CA, Pleasanton, CA, San Ramon, CA, Dublin, CA && Sunol, CA. Come by our tile store in Livermore, CA today.