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With the wide array of styles and materials that are available these days, choosing a floor tile for your bathroom is not an easy task. But spending some time researching the pros and cons of different tile flooring options will help you make the best decision for your bathroom. In the following article, we will give you an overview of how to choose a bathroom tile floor.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
Ceramic and porcelain not only look great in the bathroom, but are also incredibly easy to maintain when finished with a high-quality glaze. You can purchase ceramic or porcelain tiles that resemble wood or stone, or that offer a unique pattern or color. Install built-in floor heat with your new ceramic tiles to make your bathroom feel even cozier.
If you prefer a more rustic or natural look, stone tiles are a perfect choice for your bathroom floor. A World of Tile offers granite, ledger stone, marble, mosaics, travertine, and slate tiles in a variety of styles. A few of the more popular color choices include cool blues, creamy golds, and rich, dark marble. We also offer textures such as sandblasted, etched, and tumbled. Stone tile needs to be cleaned and sealed regularly, which is more than ceramic and porcelain requires, but the work is well worth it.
Increasing drastically in popularity in the last 10 years, glass tiles are durable and easy to clean. If you get a textured glass tile or add grout in between tiles, your glass tiles will also be slip-resistant. Thin glass tiles add depth to a room, while tinted glass tiles can produce a stained-glass style.
These are only a few of the many tile options you have at A World of Tile. To see what we have to offer you, visit one of our 14 stores in Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. We can even add a heated tile floor system to your bathroom. Call us at (866) 965-3039 or visit our website for more information.
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Achieving an attractive look to your upcoming tile project involves picking the right tile and choosing the right arrangement. For help in choosing a floor tile design that matches your personal style and the intended décor of the room, watch this video clip.
Textured tiles are great for wet areas, as they provide excellent slip resistance. For a smooth, shiny tile, opt for glazed porcelain or ceramic. If you are looking for a colorful, expressive tile, go to your tile store and ask for decorative, mosaic, and specialty tiles that you can use as an accent. Watch the video to learn about different tile arrangements and materials.
For tile design inspiration and tips, visit A World of Tile. With 14 store locations in New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona, we have a wealth of right floor and wall tiles that will look great in your home. Call us at (866) 965-3039 to speak with a tile expert, and click on the link to find the nearest store.
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With so many different colors, materials, textures, and prices for tile floor, choosing can be very time-consuming. Fortunately, you can save yourself a lot of stress just by researching your options before visiting a tile stoor. In this article, we will introduce you to the different factors to consider before investing in floor tile for your home.
Made from natural clay that is both durable and environmentally friendly, porcelain and ceramic tiles are very popular these days as a floor tile. When properly glazed, ceramic tile is stain-resistant and easy to clean. Porcelain is a great choice if you want more durability and scratch resistance than ceramic offers. Stone tile floors are also an excellent option if you want a more complex texture, and don’t mind the extra maintenance. To make your stone, porcelain, or ceramic tile more comfortable in the wintertime, install a floor heating system.
In addition to keeping your tiles in place, grout acts as a watertight barrier that keeps moisture from settling in between and under your tiles. Cement-base grout is less expensive than epoxy grout, and will be more resistant to both stains and water if a sealer is applied. If you use cement-base grout in the bathroom, add a latex polymer for extra water resistance. Epoxy grout is stain- and water-resistant without a sealer, but because of its higher price it is usually only applied by professionals.
Size and Pattern
Larger tiles are currently very popular, and for good reason: they require less grout, and produce a cleaner look. Furthermore, laying tiles on the diagonal can make a room look larger. Choose a smaller, decorative tile for your bath if you want to make it look bigger.
At A World of Tile we have an abundance of floor and wall tiles in stone, ceramic, glass, metal, porcelain, and more. Call us at (866) 965-3039 for more information about choosing a tile floor, and visit our website to see our 14 store locations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.
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Professional interior designers often recommend the kitchen backsplash as the starting place for a proper kitchen redesign. If you choose to update your kitchen backsplash with fresh tiles, make sure that they match the style of the kitchen cabinets. If possible, bring a sample of your kitchen cabinets to your local tile store for help in making your decision. If your kitchen features warm wood cabinets, consider making the kitchen backsplash an energizing color such as red. If instead your kitchen has darker wood, go with a cool backsplash like pale green for the best match. A glass tile backsplash is great for a kitchen with colorful cabinets, whereas an understated kitchen may benefit from a more decorative, artistic tile backsplash.
Each kitchen is different, so it’s important to visit your local tile outlet if you want to find the best fit. Visit A World of Tile for an incredible selection of wall and floor tile. Call us at (866) 965-3039 for more information, and visit our website to see our store locations all over the Southwest.