How to choose tile flooring that fits your needs

How to choose tile flooring that fits your needs

Going to the tile flooring store is like grocery shopping when hungry. Everything looks appealing, and you want it all!

But it's important to consider your project and needs because not all tile is the same. They all have different strengths and absorption levels that determine how they can be used.

The right or wrong tile will affect your remodeling. Here are some things to know about tile flooring.

Don’t use wall tile on the floor!

Wall tiles are thinner and can't absorb the impact of people walking, so it’ll probably crack. 

Wall tiles are also more slippery than those for the floor. Make sure the tile label is marked for floor or wall use.

Porcelain and ceramic tile behave very differently

Yes, porcelain is a type of ceramic tile, but it's heavier, more dense, and has a low water absorption rate. That makes it ideal for heavily trafficked areas like the kitchen or bath.

Porcelain tile
can be used either indoors or out. It's often used on patio or deck floors–and now, with the trend toward outdoor kitchens, it’s especially perfect.

Porcelain tile is as beautiful aesthetically as it is functional

Porcelain tile flooring comes in a large assortment of colors and designs. Your porcelain tile in St. Croix Falls, WI, can be glazed or unglazed.

Wood or stone tile is often preferred because of the large format and fewer seams.

Finally, describe your project in detail to the professional

Where do you plan to install your tile flooring? Do you have a large family with kids and pets? Is it a high-moisture room or one that's prone to leaks? 

These are the kinds of things that should be discussed. The more the professional knows, the better you can be guided to the right one.

Visit our tile flooring store today

Tile flooring is a great choice! And the professionals at Cascade Flooring will help you express your style by showing you how creative you can get.

At our showroom, you'll see terrific designs like Illuminary by Daltile–and more. Visit us in St. Croix Falls, WI, especially if you live or work in St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, or Amery.