CERAMIC/STONE FLOORING BUYER’S GUIDE
The Versatile, Adaptable, Beautiful Flooring Choice
Naturally resistant against wear and tear that would damage other types of flooring, ceramic tile is incredibly versatile and highly adaptable to many room areas and situations. It’s also extremely easy to maintain and adds great value to any home remodeling project. The only real drawback about ceramic tile is making your choice! Rusmur Floors Carpet One Floor & Home® offers literally thousands of colors, sizes, shapes, grades, glazes and accent trims. You’ll be sure to find a uniquely beautiful ceramic tile design that will fit perfectly in your home. From countless options from major manufacturers to our own exclusive designs, our flooring experts can help you to discuss the many affordable options available to you. No doubt, there are a number of reasons why you’ll want to consider buying ceramic tile from Rusmur Floors Carpet One for your home.
Tile Flooring: Guide for Home Decorating
While it requires careful installation, tile is a preferred choice for high traffic areas, like entranceways, and places where moisture is an issue, such as kitchens and bathrooms.
There are a number of common tile materials, which each offer their own unique characteristics. Natural stone, such as granite or limestone, are naturally formed so no two pieces are exactly alike. This helps create floors that are elegant and distinctive floors. In either glazed or unglazed styles, ceramic tiles are a popular choice for attractive, long-lasting floors. Glass, mosaic and metal tiles provide opportunities for fresh creative expression in flooring design.
Durable, easy to maintain, and water resistant, tile flooring offers a number of advantages for use in practically any room in your home and even outside. While the choices are nearly limitless, there are a few key things to consider. Consider this tile flooring guide when choosing ceramic tile for your home.
Natural Stone Tiles
Granite —its high density resists bacteria and moisture, which makes it ideal for kitchens, outdoors and high traffic areas.
Marble —not as tough as granite, it’s best suited for bathrooms and lower traffic areas.
Limestone — this softer stone is decoratively versatile, but not recommended for high traffic areas.
Slate — Naturally slip resistant, it’s hard and durable which helps make a good looking, long lasting floor for any room.
Ceramic, Glass and Metal
These tiles are all versatile and can be used in a variety of rooms, although glass and metal are primarily recommended as accents.
Tile floors are heavy, so it’s critical to make sure the sub-flooring is sturdy enough to support the weight. In addition, tile floors can also be chilly (not a bad thing in warm climates) and sometimes slippery.
Nearly Impervious to Water Damage or Moisture Buildup
Ceramic tile is the perfect style of flooring for areas of your home where moisture can ruin other types of floor. Bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and entryways can bring dampness into your home. When properly installed and sealed, ceramic tile holds its own against the elements. And with today’s technology, tile is now more flexible and customizable than ever. From small sized mosaic tiles to natural materials like marble, slate and granite, the world of ceramic tile is wide open for your imagination.