Types of Tile

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If you're thinking of choosing tile for your home setting, be sure to visit Cloud Carpet One Floor & Home in Las Vegas and Henderson. We offer ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and stone tile as part of our selection, and we have popular brands such as Daltile, Emser Tile, Happy Floors, Bedrosians, and Arizona Tile.

What Are the Different Types of Tile?

There are three main tile options: ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are two of the more popular options, as they are the some of the first flooring options considered for kitchens and bathrooms. They are available in natural stone and even natural wood looks, so they are versatile in terms of design. Both ceramic and porcelain can withstand moisture and heat, and they remain easy to maintain. Porcelain, however, is more durable than ceramic.

For premium style, there is stone tile. Stone can fit into any home setting, and because its looks are considered one-of-a-kind, it can add value to any home. Stone tile options include travertine, slate, marble, and granite, among other options.

Ceramic, Porcelain, and Stone

Emser Tile

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is probably the most popular tile option in home settings. Because it can handle moisture and heat, ceramic is great for kitchen and bathroom floors. It can also be sealed to protect against spills and stains, and ceramic is often glazed for extra shine. Ceramic can be installed on floors, walls, and backsplashes, and it is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and looks.

Happy Floors tile

Porcelain Tile

For the most part, porcelain tile is virtually indistinguishable than ceramic. Porcelain, however, is actually denser than ceramic, so it is considered more moisture resistant. As a result, porcelain is a great choice for high-moisture areas such as bathrooms and showers. Also, many porcelain tile options are strong enough to handle outdoor conditions, so they can be installed on patios and decks. 

travertine tile

Stone Tile

Stone tile continues to be a great choice in homes because, since it featured a natural style, to can add tremendous value to any setting. For extra durability, stone can be sealed and treated, so scratches and stains won't necessarily be issues. Popular stone options include travertine and marble.

Backsplash Tile

Tiles are not just limited to floors you can also install them on walls and in shower stalls. The benefit to having a tile backsplash in your kitchen is that it not only protects your walls from food splatter, but they also provide an aesthetic appeal, and can diversify your kitchen. Tile backsplashes are incredibly easy to clean just like a tile floor would be. They are also highly customizable, you can choose to mirror your current décor, or go with something that is bold and different. Subway tile is a currently trending style for many kitchen and bathroom backsplashes. It’s straight forward design and understated color can suit any kitchen or bathroom design.

backsplash tile