Tile Flooring in Colorado Springs, CO
Tile flooring is very popular because of its limitless potential throughout your home, office, restaurant or outdoor space. Within the home, you can update your kitchen, bath, and whole-house projects with this flooring solutions. Tile flooring comes in several varieties and styles including natural stone, porcelain and ceramic.
Ceramic and porcelain tile
Molded from clay, pressed and finally heated under extreme pressure to form this rigid material. There are two main types of ceramic tile. Non-porcelain ceramic tile is the traditional type, made from a combination of white, red and brown clay, sometimes mixed with other minerals. Porcelain tile is similar, but also contains up to 50% feldspar, a type of crystal which, when heated and pressurized, forms a glasslike material that gives porcelain its extreme hardness and durability.
Natural stone tile
Produced from natural materials including granite, marble, limestone, travertine, onyx, slate and sandstone. Here’s some additional information about these popular forms of natural stone below.
Popular forms of natural stone
very dense volcanic rock with a distinctive speckled appearance. It is impervious to scratching and is excellent for high-traffic areas such as kitchens. Variations of granite allow the color and pattern differences.
A metamorphic stone well known for its elegant appearance. It’s more porous and therefore recommended for decorative use rather than practical purposes.
A sedimentary rock with an earthy look, less dense than other stone. It’s more susceptible to damage but is porous and can be stained different colors.
Where Can I Install Tile?
Tile is a versatile design material, well suited to many areas of the home. While tile is commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms, it can be installed in other areas including laundry, basement, and even outside living areas.
Tile can also be applied to outdoor areas and open-air environments. If you plan to use it in a slippery location, avoid porous materials and slippery surfaces. In addition, there are other treatments available to apply to some tile to prevent slips.
FAQs of Tile Flooring
Still looking for more info about tile flooring? Here are some of the tile questions we
get asked most often by our customers here at Payless Design Center.