About Tile Flooring
Tile flooring is a durable alternative to wood floors and carpeting. It stands up to spills and high traffic, so it’s the perfect choice for both the home and commercial buildings. Tile also naturally repels stains and moisture. Though the initial investment may cost more than other flooring alternatives, it also lasts longer, saving you replacement costs down the road.
Ceramic versus Porcelain
Years ago, ceramic tile was most often used in homes but gradually manufacturers have switched production to porcelain tile because of its improved durability and chip resistance. Ceramic is still used for wall tile and less expensive floor tile to cut costs. Porcelain tiles should be used for outdoor areas because they absorb less moisture and won’t crack in freezing temperatures.
Sizes and Finishes
Larger format tiles are more popular to reduce the amount of grout over a large area. A variety of sizes can be used to create patterns that add interest to a room and wood-like tiles are a great choice for beach houses or wet areas. It’s also important to consider a slip-resistant texture in areas like bathrooms and kitchens that might get wet.
Porcelain tiles have been used in commercial spaces long before they were introduced to the residential market. There is a wide range of patterns, colors and designs to complement your company’s decor. Porcelain tile is a great solution for very high traffic commercial businesses, thanks to its ability to resist wear and tear while retaining its beauty.
ABC Flooring Center–Your Choice for Tile Flooring
Whatever your style is, tile is a versatile flooring option that can last a lifetime. Our team at ABC Flooring has the experience and knowledge to help you with choosing the tile flooring that suits your needs. Browse our Products page and give us a call at 850-877-6600 for a free consultation.