Three FAQs about tile flooring installation

Three FAQs about tile flooring installation

Tile flooring adds sophistication and style to any room. It is also durable and, depending on quality and care, can last over 40 years.

Let’s address the three main issues we repeatedly hear in our showroom.

Fact #1: You can’t use a wall tile on the floor

Wall tiles are thinner, more slippery, and will crack under the pressure of people walking on them. So, use them on backsplashes or other wall remodelings, but not on the floor.

Floor tiles withstand the weight. Some can even be used outside. 

Fact #2: Not all tiles are the same

When you shop for tile in St. Croix Falls, WI, you'll see an almost unlimited selection of styles, designs, colors, and patterns. But they all have different strengths and absorption levels that determine how and where they can be used.

Read labels thoroughly and describe your project to the staff, who will help you choose correctly. A brief guide on tile flooring types:

  1. Porcelain: this type of ceramic is heavy, dense, ultra-strong, and can be used indoors or out. 
  2. Mosaics: Tiny, durable, and highly decorative, used as accents or on bathroom floors. 
  3. Terracotta bricks: Highly durable and can be used indoors or out, as our tile flooring store will explain. 
  4. 4 X 4 squares: Best for indoor floors and moderate foot traffic. These can also be used on countertops and walls. 
  5. Subway tiles: Used chiefly for backsplashes. They're also appropriate for indoor low-traffic floors.

Fact #3: Tile is one of the most hypoallergenic floorings

The product comes directly from the earth, which makes it chemical-free. Tile flooring is also easy to clean.

Dirt and dust lie at the top in plain sight, so it's easy to spot and eliminate. And no harsh chemical cleaners are needed.

Visit our tile store today

If you have an eye for design, you'll love tile flooring. And we’ll love showing you how to make your floors special.

We're a family-owned company that's been in business since 1979. Visit our showroom in St. Croix Falls, WI, where you'll see brands like Daltile and more. We work with homeowners and businesses in St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery, WI.