How to choose the best tile flooring for my home

How to choose the best tile flooring for my home

Tile flooring brings a sophisticated touch to any space. Colors are numerous, and sizes range from mosaic to large format. Square tiles are the perennial favorite, and rectangle tiles are commonly chosen by homeowners, too. You can find a wide selection of ceramic and porcelain tiles at Perry Floors, a tile store in Upland, California. We offer high-quality brands from companies like Dal-Tile, American Olean, and Marazzi.

Clay tiles

Ceramic and porcelain are both durable materials, but there are differences between the two clay-based materials. For example, ceramic tiles, made of coarse clay, are fired in a kiln at a lower temperature than porcelain tiles composed of fine kaolin clay. Thus, porcelain is harder and denser and also naturally waterproof. In contrast, ceramic only repels water when there is a glaze on the surface of the tile. Therefore, porcelain is the best choice for high-traffic areas.

More tile facts

Budget-friendly ceramic tiles tend to come in solid colors and simple designs. Standard sizes, such as 12-inch x 12-inch, are common. Porcelain tile designs are numerous. Some of the most popular floor tile styles mimic natural materials like stone and wood. Homeowners who choose porcelain have a choice between two types of tiles: through-body and color-body. The same color, texture, and pattern are run throughout unglazed through-body porcelain, while glazed color body tiles have a decorative design on the surface and a solid color body.

Family-owned Perry Floors is much more than a tile shop. In addition to a large assortment of all types of flooring, we offer services that include residential and commercial installation, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and carpet binding. In-home flooring estimates are free. For three decades, we have served communities in San Bernardino County, California, and nearby areas. Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, and Claremont are located in our service area. Please stop by one of our two showrooms in Upland for the most personalized service for your tile flooring upgrade.