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Tile guide

Timeless, beautiful, and long-lasting, tile continues to be a mainstay in kitchens and bathrooms alike. Martins Carpet One Floor & Home is your local tile shop. We specialize in floor tiles, wall tiles, bath tiles, backsplashes, custom showers, and much more. Our showroom features a huge array of tile and stone options, including a variety of tile patterns, colors, textures, and sizes. Our experienced team is also available to help you find the perfect product for your space. Be sure to visit one of our showrooms today located in Denver and Wyomissing, PA, to learn more.

 

Types of Tile

 

There are three main tile types: ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are made from the same materials. Porcelain is traditionally denser and more resistant to moisture and heat. Ceramic tiles are light-weight, easy on your budget, and great for wall applications. Porcelain tiles are more durable, so they tend to be used in high-traffic settings. These tiles have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5%, which means they are virtually waterproof. Some porcelain tiles are too dense and heavy to be used on walls, but they can be used in outdoor areas like patios and pool sides. Today, there are ceramic tiles that rival porcelain’s durability. 

 

Stone tiles provide the natural appearance of marble, slate, granite, travertine, limestone, and more. This means that each stone tile is completely unique. For instance, we offer high-end natural marble tiles that each feature their own creamy shades and swirling mineral veins. Stone tiles are naturally porous and usually need to be regularly sealed to enhance their durability and moisture-resistance. If you prefer a more low-maintenance product, we suggest considering porcelain or ceramic.

We also offer tile options that are made from unique materials like glass, metal, and even concrete. Mixing different types of tiles creates amazing dimension and an interesting focal point in your room. It is common to see mixed materials in backsplash tiles.

 

Where Can Tile Be Installed?

 

Tile is common in kitchens and bathrooms because it can handle heat and moisture. It can also be installed on all levels of your home, including basements, laundry rooms, foyers, hallways, and more. More durable tiles like stone and porcelain can be installed outside as a patio or walkway. We also offer a great selection of wall tile, backsplash tile, and shower tile. Take your design skills to the next level by adding a backsplash or custom tile accent wall in your home. You can even customize your bathroom by installing a tiled shower, which adds style and even value to your space.

 

Our Tile Selection

 

As your local tile store, we pride ourselves on offering one of the best tile selections in the area. Our collections include residential and commercial tile, along with a huge array of tile designs that will beautifully complete your space. Not only do we carry name-brand tiles, but also Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives like Bel Terra. These are backed by premium warranties. As a locally-owned flooring store, we’re proud to deliver quality products and friendly service to our clients.

 

 

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Tile Maintenance

Just like with any floor, always check the manufacturer’s instructions for how to clean your floors.

As long as you keep a regular cleaning schedule, your tile floors will look beautiful for years.

Follow the link below to learn about a few tile-cleaning tips.

 

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