Tile in Florida
Tile is a unique product providing durable, appealing, and easy-to-maintain flooring in a variety of spaces. If you are looking to upgrade or add tile flooring or wall tile to your home, let Dick Stark Carpet One Floor & Home help you.
Our expert staff will guide you through our showroom of beautiful tiles while explaining the differences among the tile types. Whether you want to achieve a specific design goal or still exploring, we’re happy to assist.
What Types of Tiles Are There?
The bulk of tile on the market today remains the same. Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles are the three main types, each offering unique benefits.
- Ceramic tile is the most popular type of tile. It is budget-friendly, ideal for moderate-traffic areas, and can be installed in almost any indoor application. No matter your design, ceramic tile will add character. Ceramic tiles are made from clay, sand, water, and other natural materials. They can be glazed to add specific colors and textures, as well as slip, stain, and wear resistance. Certain ceramic tiles are lighter, making them perfect for vertical applications and backsplashes. Since some ceramics are more susceptible to cracking under heavy foot traffic, remember that porcelain or stone is sometimes a wiser flooring option.
- Porcelain tile is the sturdiest of the three tile types. Porcelain tiles are made from the same ingredients as ceramic, but with denser clays and fired at higher temperatures. The result is a durable product that can hack heavy foot traffic without cracking. Select porcelain tiles are even graded for outdoor use, making them perfect for your patio. Since they’re heavier than ceramic, porcelain products are hard to adhere to vertical surfaces, making them less suited for walls.
- Stone tiles are gorgeous, natural tiles that show off the raw beauty of the outdoors. No two stone tiles are alike, and while they can be costly, there’s no denying their organic style. The type of stone will determine the best areas for installation. Certain stone tiles must be sealed to be water-resistant or waterproof. Stone tiles are commonly made from slabs of slate, limestone, granite, marble, travertine, and other minerals. Each tile features its own mineral veins, sediment deposits, colors, and textures. Stone is also incredibly durable in both indoor and outdoor settings, and it’s compatible with the heat and freeze-thaw cycles. Use in busy commercial environments that are prone to moisture and wear.
Installing A Tile Backsplash
Carefully chosen tile can install anywhere, but it’s especially brilliant for backsplash. We have a wide range of backsplash tile options, including ceramic, glass, and stone. Consider trending designs like a farmhouse kitchen backsplash, Spanish tile backsplash, and bold patterned tile backsplash. There are hundreds of options, including the best tile brands like Emser, Daltile, and Elysium.
Modern tile backsplash includes decorative wall tiles that typically coat the space behind kitchen and bathroom countertops. Backsplash tile isn’t just ornamental, it:
- Protects Against Spills
- Protects Against Grease
- Protects Against Steam
- Is Easy to Clean
- Resists Water
- Endures Your Most Hectic Days
Transform the look of a room, whether you choose a sophisticated mosaic tile backsplash or a simple grey or black backsplash. You can also pick what type of tile pattern you want to create, whether that’s herringbone kitchen backsplash, subway tile, or something else.
Our Tile Collection
We are proud to carry a wide selection of ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile for all kinds of projects, including backsplashes. To browse our tile options, stop by one of our showrooms soon or shop our tile selection online.
A tile backsplash is a brilliant addition to any room. Each tile type offers unique performance benefits
and stylistic features.