Durable and ever-creative, tile allows us to show off our unique style. Modern tile comes in intriguing forms, and today there are thousands of colors and patterns to consider. With its dense construction and resilience, tile is an incredible indoor and outdoor flooring that can also be used on your walls.
At Rochester Flooring Kitchen & Bath, we have you and your home covered when it comes to anything tile. Our flooring professionals are here to help you choose the perfect tile for your next home project.
When it comes to choosing a tile option that will work for your space, consider the area of installation, your lifestyle, and your interior design. There are three types of tile to initially choose from, and each type offers different looks and styles. These three types are porcelain, ceramic, and natural stone.
Porcelain tiles are great flooring options for kitchens, bathrooms, and even laundry rooms. Fired hotter than its predecessor, porcelain tile is fully water resistant. For this reason, porcelain is much denser than ceramic and can resist heat and heavy foot traffic.
Ceramic tile is made from fired, glazed clays. Ceramic tile is lightweight and very affordable. This results in an extremely dense and resilient tile, making it popular with pet lovers and parents of young children. An even sturdier variety of ceramic is porcelain tile.
If you are looking for a more natural tile option, we would recommend using stone. Each stone's characteristics differ, giving you the ability to have a truly custom floor in your home. Stone may come at a higher price, but it will last a long time with a suitable sealer.
Because hardwood can be more costly or demanding when it comes to maintenance, wood-look tile makes it possible for homeowners to get a luxurious look combined with budget-friendly, low-maintenance flooring in areas where most solid hardwood floors cannot. Wood-look tile does an excellent job of mimicking genuine hardwood, thanks to high-definition imaging which printed on each tile plank.
Tile is a wonderful addition to your kitchen & bath area. For our custom tile projects, we encourage our clients to choose porcelain tile because they are durable, stain and moisture-resistant, easy to clean and come in options with non-slip surfaces.
Tiles are usually difficult to install, but fortunately, we partner with teams of skilled installers to oversee any and every project. We can help choose suitable grouts and glazes, and we’ll be sure that the result is precisely what you had in mind.
Porcelain and stone tile are durable and can be installed outside as a patio or walkway. When it comes to floor tiles, stick with strong enough options or those indicated explicitly as floor tiles. On the other hand, you can use lightweight tiles on your walls.
When it comes to tile installations, there are a few things our customers should keep in mind:
Rochester Flooring Kitchen & Bath is proud to be a member of one of North America's largest independent flooring cooperatives. We offer an eclectic inventory of leading tile brands to home and business owners throughout Brockport, Brighton, and East Rochester, NY. No matter your architectural style, there’s a tile solution to bring your vision to life. We carry name-brand tiles in addition to our very own Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands, so you know you are shopping quality and value. We've covered your tile needs from Daltile, Happy Floors, and more.
To further explore our tile options, visit our showroom at 360 Jefferson Road in Rochester, NY, or browse our online tile selection today.
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