Ceramic tile flooring is an excellent choice when considering a high-grade alternative to stone. Ceramic tile is a favorite choice for bathrooms that gets a lot of traffic. Ceramic tile comes in a wide range of designs, styles, and colors. Tile sizes can vary from small mosaic pieces to large pieces. They are a great way to add borders, trimming, and decorative elements because you can lay out a variety of tiles in different patterns. The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing ceramic tile flooring.
Denver Carpet & Flooring stocks a wide selection of ceramic flooring from high-quality manufacturers. Make an appointment with one of our flooring specialists and ask about our shop-at-home service.
How Ceramic Tile is Made
Ceramic tile is made from sand, natural materials, and clays that are molded into a specific shape and is then placed in a very hot kiln. Ceramic tiles come glazed or unglazed. Most homeowners choose glazed ceramic tile flooring for easier maintenance and moisture resistance. The glazing process can also add an extra dimension, offer more color options, and create interesting effects. Ceramic tiles can be purchased in different sizes and thicknesses. The right choice depends on where your ceramic tile flooring will be installed and what look you are trying to achieve.
Color and Effects
One of the appeals of ceramic tile flooring is its ability to uphold color throughout its lifetime. While carpet, hardwood, and laminate flooring can fade over time, ceramic will keep its color and resilience even with consistent sun exposure. The advancement of technology to manipulate and harden ceramic tiles also give manufacturers the ability to create multiple colors and effects. Textures and grains are added for a natural stone look. Edges can be shaped to mimic natural stone or you can opt for cleaner, straighter lines.
Ceramic vs. Porcelain
Many shoppers confuse ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles . Porcelain tile shares many similar qualities and manufacturing methods to ceramic so it can be challenging to determine which tile flooring is right for you. Generally, ceramic will be less hard than porcelain but both are great options for high-traffic areas that require additional moisture resistance and durability.
Ceramic flooring is extremely tough and the tiles are difficult to crack. A quality installation can make your ceramic tile flooring last 20 years or more. If a single tile does happen to crack, it’s easy to replace versus having to replace an entire carpet or hardwood floor.
Your Ceramic Flooring Experts
Our Denver Carpet & Flooring specialists are knowledgeable in every ceramic tile flooring variety, design, and installation. Visit our store to speak with one of our flooring specialists or schedule an appointment to bring the shop-at-home experience to you.