When it comes to flooring, nothing gives you freedom of design quite like tile. Let’s start with the basics and go over some of the most popular types of tiles you’ll find in homes today.

Ceramic

Kitchen Tile

Ceramic tiles are a classic that never goes out of style. They’re a staple in kitchens and bathrooms all around the U.S., and with a price point like this, it’s no wonder why. Ceramic is easily one of the most budget-friendly tile styles.

Terrazzo

When installed properly, terrazzo tiling can last a lifetime. This type of tile, popularized by its durability and eye-catching aesthetic, is highly textured and more varied in its contents than most tiling. Terrazzo is composed of marble chippings bound together by cement. This make-up gives you lots of opportunities in design. The colors, shapes, and sizes of the marble chips used have a big impact on the overall result and style of these floors.

Porcelain

Porcelain is yet another go-to option for tile floors. And in truth, one of the reasons it’s looked at as a luxury version of ceramic is due to the fact that porcelain is just another type of ceramic material. The difference lies in the fact that porcelain is fired at hotter temperatures in the kiln, making it all the more impervious to moisture. Digital printing on porcelain also gives you the ability to mimic the look of other types of flooring!

Travertine

With its naturally soft, earthy tones, these tiles can imbue any room with a sense of warmth and relaxation. This is a sedimentary stone—a kind of porous limestone that should be sealed properly if it’s to be installed in any water-prone room.

Slate

Though it’s still on the pricier end, slate tile is one of the most affordable options for natural tiles. It offers that natural touch pieced together in a way that feels artful and crafted with intention. And given that slate tile flooring can last for decades and still look upscale, it’s often a worthwhile investment. This material is very durable, making it highly resistant to chipping, cracking, scratching.

Still have questions? Our team is at the ready to help with all things flooring from design to installation. Contact us today at Floor Coverings International Seminole for a free consultation on your next flooring project!

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