Beautifully built to last indefinitely, it’s really no surprise that tile has been around for hundreds of years, and remains popular to this day. Suitable for all types of spaces- both indoors and outdoors- tile adds color, protects against the elements, and stands incredibly strong. Even better: tile offers up an entire universe of choices, so there’s something for every whim…and every wallet.
At Viking Carpet One Floor & Home in Spring, we carry an impressive inventory of indoor and outdoor tile. Are you considering a tile floor or a tile backsplash? Here are the some of the basics for you to remember:
Types of Tile
While new and inventive tile products consistently appear on the shelves, some things never change and the tried-and-true ceramics, stones, and porcelains are still the most trusted types of tile. Which one is the best choice for you? Truly, it depends on your needs and tastes.
Let’s take a closer look at the most popular tile types:
Made using natural clay, ceramic tile is then fired in a kiln. Sturdy and resistant to everyday damages, ceramic tile works great in almost any space, indoors and outdoors.
Also made from clay, porcelain tile is fired at a much higher temperature, with a denser outcome. Porcelain tile is especially popular for outdoor usage, but it truly makes itself at home anywhere.
Made by nature, stone tile is naturally resistant to extreme weather. Some of the most commonly used stones include granite, marble, and slate. Stone tile is very popular for outdoor walkways, poolside and patios, and around the fireplace.
Our Tile Selection
Viking Carpet One Floor & Home has the buying power of over a thousand stores, while staying close to our local community needs. We’re your locally owned operated member of the nation’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores – making us an ideal candidate to take on your upcoming tile project.
Stop by our Spring retail store today and see for yourself why we’re the area’s top tile source.
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Types of Tile
Learn more about ceramic, porcelain, and stone to see which type of tile is best for your setting.What Are the Different Types of Tile?