Your Tile Experts in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Truly timeless, tile has been steadily gracing the floors, walls, and ceilings of indoor and outdoor gathering spots for centuries. With thousands of tile options available today, tile remains eternally intriguing. Appealing to home and business owners wanting to adorn their spaces with unparalleled color, texture, and endurance, tile is a smart and stylish choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces, among others.
At Carpet One Floor & Home in Fort Wayne, IN, we take pride in our impressive tile collection - including lovely selections from popular brands. Are you leaning towards tile as you plan your next home improvement project? Here are some basic things you should know:
Modern-day tile presents many, many different options, although some things never change: ceramic, porcelain, and stone remain the most frequently utilized materials in the tile manufacturing industry. The major tile types are ceramic, porcelain, and stone.
Ceramic tiles are formed using natural clay and minerals, for a sturdy tile that can endure the constant presence of passing footsteps.
Porcelain tiles are formed in a similar fashion: the difference is that they get finished at higher temperatures in the kiln. The end result is a denser tile that works really well in both indoor and even outdoor spaces. Porcelain offers greater water and foot-traffic resistance than ceramic, as well as unparalleled design versatility.
Stone tiles are made out of real rock, including marble, slate, and granite. Stone tiles are more wear-resistant and stronger than glazed tile, and their surface texture helps to make them slip-resistant. Honed natural stone (has an unpolished, ground flat surface) gives you traction when your floors get wet. You can also get sandblasted natural stone. Marble tiles come in many colors and are a highly durable choice for your bathroom floor. Quartzite tile is made from metamorphic rock and has an elegant, natural appearance. Stone tiles can be used for indoor and outdoor settings.
Tile is a classic choice for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and kitchens. The sky is the limit nowadays when choosing bathroom and kitchen floor tiles. From practical ceramic tile flooring to beautiful porcelain tile, to elegant stone tile flooring, many options are available and waiting for your selection. We also offer wall tiles, backsplashes, mudroom floor tiles, and beyond.
Cleaning and maintenance of a tile floor are required just as is any floor. Sweeping should be done with a broom rather than a vacuum cleaner. Damp mopping with a grout cleaner will take care of all but the most stubborn stains and dirt. For them, a liberal dose of elbow grease and a sponge may be called for. Never use abrasive cleaners or brushes that can scratch or remove the grout sealers. Bleach can stain or discolor the grout. Instead, use only cleaners recommended for tiled surfaces.
As a locally owned and operated member of the nation’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores, Carpet One Floor & Home in Fort Wayne is able to offer our customers the buying power of over a thousand stores. That means we’re your local authority on all things tile, including flooring and backsplash services. We carry a top selection of tile brands (https://www.carpet1fortwayne.com/tile-brands_ and offer premium tile installation services. Shop our tile collections online now to learn more!
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