What Type of Tiles are Best For Your Home?

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

People spend the most time in the kitchen so make sure your kitchen floor stays stain free with porcelain tile!

Everyone dreams about remodeling a home and making it truly their own, what no one imagines is the stress that being berated by questions can cause. From the type of flooring to the molding on the baseboards and ceiling, there are so many decisions to make that it can make even the calmest person stress. When choosing a tile, which type flooring should you use: ceramic or porcelain?

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are made of a mixture of clay and other natural material. Traditional tiles are naturally colors and left unglazed, however, they can feature many colors and be glazed to a glossy finish. Ceramic tiles come in a variety of textures to fit your home and your personal style. If you are choosing tile for your bathroom, ceramic tile is for you. Ceramic tiles absorb water more than porcelain tiles, which makes them ideal for shower walls and flooring. Easy to clean, ceramic tiles can be cleaned with warm water and is an extremely low maintenance option.

Porcelain Tiles

These tiles are made of fine porcelain clay and care fired to higher temperatures than ceramic tiles. This process makes the tiles much denser and less porous than ceramic. Porcelain tiles are also much harder and less prone to absorbing moisture and staining. Porcelain tiles are also hard wearing. These features make them ideal for kitchen flooring. Able to withstand harsh environments, porcelain is also the perfect choice for outdoor areas such as patios and barbecue kitchens.

Tiles are the perfect options for any wet areas. With porcelain tiles in your kitchen and ceramic tiles in your bathroom, there is always an option that can fit your home perfectly. If the idea of cold floors makes you shiver, ask us about our radiant flooring heating system to take off the winter chill. To see how the flooring would look in your home, make an appointment for our shop at home service.

Contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America for More Flooring Tips

Jim Boyd’s Flooring America, located in Timonium, MD, will provide you will all the best flooring tips and flooring options. We carry everything from carpeting and hardwood flooring, to ceramic tiles and vinyl flooring. Whether you’re looking to improve your home or business, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to take on your project and do it right. If you’ve got questions, don’t hesitate to call our experts for advice. Call 410-667-0620 or click here to contact us.

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