Tile Floors

Beautiful Bathroom

When investing in something like flooring, you want to make sure that you are completely confident in your decision. No matter what your style, there’s a flooring solution to bring your vision to life. Many builders and home owner choose tile for their own homes due to its versatility and many benefits.

Porcelain tile

Porcelain tile is a popular choice for tile floors. Porcelain, compared to ceramic tiles, is a denser, less porous, and harder option that offers greater stain and water resistance. Porcelain offers unmatched design versatility and can often mimic natural stone varieties, such as granite and limestone. The two basic types of porcelain tiles are through-bodied and glazed. Through-bodied gives off colors and textures that run all the way through the tile which disguise chips or scratches. This also allows for the tile to be strong and durable, it contains no glaze that could wear off. This feature makes it suitable for floors, walls, and countertops. Glazes porcelain tile is completely covered in a wear layer or hard finish that is typically colored. Glazed porcelain tile is also strong and dense and it offers the widest range of colors and designs.

Wood tiles

Wood tiles are becoming increasingly popular. Wood flooring is notoriously difficult to maintain because it scratches, dents, warps, cracks, and chips under stress from traffic, pets, and messes. It needs to be cleaned regularly and refinished/resealed every couple of years. Wood-look tiles are easy to clean and maintain. You don’t have to be as strict with cleaning methods or have to worry about damaging tile with children or pets. If damage does occur, you can replace a single tile, or multiple tiles, easily without having to redo an entire section of flooring. With wood tiles you should consider putting down new sealer every 3-5 years to keep moisture from seeping into the tile or grout due to the high humidity in Southwest Florida.

Ceramic

Ceramic tile is a great option for flooring in kitchens and bathrooms because it is easy to clean and doesn’t harbor bacteria. Ceramic tile is rated from zero to five based on hardness; zero through two is suitable for wall tile, three is good for most residential uses, and four and five are hard enough for commercial applications. With the harder vitreous tiles in particular, you have to drop something really heavy if you want to scratch the tile. High heels are far less terrifying on glazed-tile floor coverings, as it withstands high pressure. The floor tile glazes are so hard that even a stiletto heel can’t harm them.

Here at Classic Floors we carry a wide range of tiles for your flooring options. Everything from tile that looks like wood to tile imported from Italy to “green” friendly and anti-bacterial. We have the perfect tile to transform any home into a dream home.