Types of Tile
When it comes to tile, it is a versatile, naturally beautiful, and durable option. Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home is your local retailer when it comes to tile. We offer a wide collection of tile types for you to choose from ranging in color, style, and more. Our sales professionals in San Diego and San Marcos are trained in all things tile, which means you can come to us as your local tile experts.
Tile is not just limited to your floors inside your kitchen or bathroom. You can also install tile on walls, showers, and even outside as a patio. Below we have covered a few different tile options you can choose in our showrooms, including tile types like ceramic, porcelain, and stone.
If you’re looking to decorate your walls, go with something more durable than wallpaper like wall tile. Wall tile, or backsplash tile, is a great way to break up a long boring wall with something stylish and eye catching. It also protects your walls from grease splatters behind the stove top. Wall tile is incredibly easy to clean and very easy to design, meaning you can choose a totally custom look for your space.
The three different types of tile are ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and stone tile.
Ceramic tile is made from natural materials including sand and clay. Ceramic tile is perfect for both kitchens and bathrooms, is light weight, comes in several different colors, and is eco-friendly. When covered with the right glaze, ceramic can be incredibly resistant to scratching, making it a great choice if you have pets in your home or for use in high traffic areas.
Porcelain is denser and resistant to heat and moisture than ceramic tile. Since porcelain tile is more water resistant, you can install it in places like your laundry room and even outside as a patio without worrying about moisture being absorbed and causing cracks. For the best spill protection, choose a dark color, which will hide problem areas between cleanings.
Natural stone is available in a variety of beautiful colors and textures. They are a great alternative for kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways. You’ll also find that no two tiles look the same, giving you the opportunity to give a unique touch to your space. Natural stone tiles are heavy and durable, so you can have the installed inside and outside of your home.