The flooring in your kitchen, entryway, bathroom, or mudroom will, most likely, be subjected to plenty of hard use over its lifetime. Tile flooring is a wonderful option for such spaces, since it’s inherently designed to take whatever you, your family, and your pets throw its way. A true floor for the ages, tile has graced the inside and outside of residences and gathering spots for centuries: a testament to its staying power. It goes above and beyond fleeting trends.
At Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home we offer you an extensive inventory of both indoor and outdoor tile, including tile for kitchen and bath, backsplashes, showers, and wall plank tile. Are you considering tile for your next floor or backsplash project?
Here are a couple of things you should know before you shop.
Types of Tile
There are many, many types of tile to pick from, making the decision process a rather overwhelming one sometimes. While new types of tile regularly emerge on the shelves, the three most popular kinds of tile are ceramic, porcelain, and stone.
Ceramic Tile | Ceramic tile is made out of natural clay, which is kiln-fired and glazed for a tile product that’s extremely sturdy and durable. Ceramic tile works wonderfully for both indoor and outdoor uses, but is particularly popular as kitchen flooring and bathroom flooring.
Porcelain Tile | Porcelain tile crafted in a process similar to ceramic tile, but it is kiln-fired at a hotter temperature for a tile that is denser than ceramic. Because of this, many home and business owners prefer porcelain tile for outdoor use, including outdoor patios and pools. However, it also works great for your kitchen or bathroom.
Stone Tile | Stone tile is derived from natural minerals, such as granite and marble. A truly organic option for outdoor spaces, stone tile can be installed to perfectly blend into your natural landscape. It’s also a stately choice for your indoor spaces: especially formal ones.
The benefits of a tile floor or backsplash are many. Since there are thousands and thousands of colours, textures, and brands combinations to choose from, tile is a great option if you wish for flooring that’s dramatically different than your neighbors’. Tile designs can blend with traditional, modern, or classical décor: it is fully customizable, so it’s easy to create a space that’s all your own.
Our Tile Selection
A member of Carpet One Floor & Home, Oshawa Carpet One has the buying power of over a thousand stores, yet remains closely tied to its local community’s preferences and needs. We are a locally owned/operated member of the continent’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores – that means we’re the perfect team to help you complete your upcoming tile project. We carry hundreds of tile varieties, including Daltile and Bel Terra. Need tile installation? We can help with that, too!