The Benefits of Tile

Ceramic and Porcelain tile have many uses and advantages

Tile in Barrie, ON

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Tile has long been a popular choice for rooms exposed to moisture due to its water resistant properties. Kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms all benefit from tile flooring. But there are different types of tiles with their own unique advantages.

Ceramic Tile. Ceramic tile is the most commonly used tile choice. This is because it is great for indoor floors, walls and backsplashes. With a wide variety of shapes, patterns, sizes and textures, the design possibilities are endless. Since the tiles are water resistant, spills and kitchen messes stay on the surface and are easy to clean. Ceramic tiles are even heat resistant so they can be installed in rooms with fireplaces.

A glossy layer can also be added to ceramic tiles to provide an extra shine and additional protection from potential stains. However, glossed tiles may not be recommended for areas with high foot traffic since they tend to be more slippery.

Porcelain Tile. The process of creating porcelain tiles make them much denser than ceramic tiles. There are pros and cons to this. This density adds additional strength and durability to the tiles. They also have a higher resistance to water which makes them great for outdoor use. If you have a pool, porcelain tiles make a great option for your area surrounding it. And with the variety of designs you can create your perfect space.

Want to learn more about the different tile options available to you? Visit Irvine Carpet One in Barrie, ON and let our experts show you our extensive selection and help you find the tile that is right for you! In the meantime you can browse our some of our tile options HERE.