Types of Tile
We at Carpet One of Sioux Falls are your neighborhood experts when it comes to tile. We carry a wide selection of ceramic, porcelain, and stone, so be sure to stop by our Sioux Falls showroom to work with one of our experts today! Below are the different types of tiles we offer at our showroom. Continue reading and learn about what makes each type of tile unique and which would be best for your next project.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles can be also installed on your walls, but wall tile is usually thinner than floor tile. Wall tile is thinner because strength and durability against foot traffic is not an issue. For most kitchen and bathroom settings, ceramic is appropriate given its design versatility. In fact, stylish mosaic tile is often preferred for beautiful designs. However, for areas such as showers, porcelain tile that absorbs less than 0.5% moisture is a better option since it is more water and heat resistant.
Ceramic tile is a great choice for residential kitchens
and bathrooms. We recommend ceramic tile for
indoor use given its design versatility. There are multiple
sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns from which to choose,
so no design is impossible! Plus, ceramic tile resists water
and heat, and it remains strong enough to support moderate
foot traffic. Not only that, but ceramic tile can be installed
on your walls as a backsplash. So, if you want to add style
to a kitchen or bathroom, ceramic tile is a great option.
For outdoor and commercial settings, porcelain tile
is more appropriate. Porcelain is more durable than
ceramic, since it is totally water and heat resistant. It can
handle anything from heavy foot traffic to changing
weather conditions, and it will rarely crack. Since
porcelain is typically installed in areas with a lot of
moisture, they feature a slip resistant surface for your
protection and peace of mind.
We also offer high-end stone tile options as part of our
tile collection. Stone tiles are quarried and come in slabs.
Since no slab is quarried from the same location, each
stone tile features a pattern that is unique. Stone flooring
is long lasting and beautiful, but can become expensive
depending on the size of the area you plan on covering.