Is tile the right choice for your home?

Tile has been around for thousands of years. The use of clay to manufacture flooring has been going on at least that long, but it continues to be a very valid flooring option. Now, however, technology has made the process much easier and has given us many more options. Not only are tiles denser than they've ever been, but they can also be glazed in such a decorative way that they will easily complement any décor.

Tile isn't just for the bathroom

Tile is one of the first things that come to mind when you think about flooring your bathroom. True, porcelain tile is certainly water resistant enough to handle the bathroom and laundry room. However, don’t believe that those are the only rooms in which you can place tile. Tile is a great flooring option if you want a truly unique experience and look. Ceramic tiles often feature extremely colorful glazes and designs, that give you the perfect opportunity to customize the perfect look for any room. Depending upon the design scheme you and your flooring professional come up with, the floor itself could easily become a work of art.

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Are porcelain and ceramic tile the same?

Porcelain and ceramic tile are often spoken of interchangeably when tile is mentioned. However, there are differences that you will want to consider if you are thinking of choosing this flooring option.

Porcelain vs. ceramic tiles

For instance, ceramic tiles are not fired at temperatures nearly as high as porcelain tiles are. For this reason, they are not as dense and therefore, not as water resistant, nor as durable as porcelain. Porcelain tile is often the same color throughout the entire tile since a higher quality of clay is used in its making. Ceramic, on the other hand, uses a neutral inner color underneath a vibrant glaze coating. This means that if you chip or crack a porcelain floor, it won't show nearly as easily as ceramic will. Finally, a major difference between porcelain and ceramic is that you will definitely want to have porcelain installed by a professional. The chances of having one crack or break are high when installing, and this can cause many problems for someone who doesn't know exactly what they're doing.
Tile from Mishawaka, IN and Elkhart, IN from Comfort Flooring

Come see us for your tile needs

Indiana residents from the areas of Granger, Indiana, Mishawaka, Indiana, South Bend, Indiana, Osceola, Indiana, as well as those in or around Edwardsburg, Michigan, are welcome to pay a visit to Comfort Flooring. Our showrooms are located in Mishawaka, and Elkhart, IN, and we'd be happy to help you choose the right tile for your home.