For great variety and lifespan, tile floors
have so much to offer. They bring a beautiful and diverse appearance set along with durability that serves any home, no matter the level of traffic. This is especially beneficial for homes that see higher levels of traffic than usual, and especially those with pets and children.
In busy areas, tiles lend their durability and lifespan as excellent features. In areas that are not so heavily trafficked, they can be enjoyed for their striking color and design ability. In many spaces, you'll find you can take advantage of both, to best take advantage of all that the materials have to offer.
One of the first things you'll notice about tile flooring is that it provides extensive appearance options. Porcelain, featuring a through-body color, is often only glazed with a clear glaze to allow the natural beauty to shine through. Ceramic, which does not have the same through-body color, usually has a brightly colored, liquid glass glaze that adds stunning beauty for any space.
Both materials bring excellent water resistance, with very low permeability and high denseness, making them perfect for bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. However, they are just as perfect when installed in bedrooms, studies, and living rooms. Since they can be cut into any shape and size, intricate, unique mosaics can be a part of your design scheme as well.
Offering a lifespan that can easily exceed 50 years or more, tile brings extensive durability into your home. These pieces will resist scratches, scuffs, stains, chipping, and fading, leaving you with a floor covering that looks as good after decades of use as it did when it was installed. If you prefer, you can even add a touch of softness here and there with the addition of soft, luxurious area rugs or runners.