Types of Tile

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What Are the Types of Tile?

Wheat’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Northport is your local tile retailer. Tile is a versatile, naturally beautiful, and durable option. We carry a wide range of tile types for you to choose from that vary in color, style, and more. Our sales professionals know tile very well, which means you can come to us as your local tile experts.

Tile is versatile in the sense that it can be installed in several places around your home including walls, showers, and even outside as a patio. Below we have covered a few different tile options you can choose from in our showroom, including tile types like ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Wall Tile and Backsplash Tile

When it comes to decorating your walls, paint is the norm and wall paper is a hassle. Go with something that is easy to install and just as easy to care for, like wall and backsplash tile. Wall tile, or backsplash tile, is a great way to create something eye catching in an otherwise plain room. Compared to wallpaper, backsplash tile is not only easier to clean and is not sensitive to moisture or humidity. Wall tile is incredibly easy to clean and very easy to design, meaning you can choose a totally custom look for your space.

Daltile tile flooring

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is a very popular flooring choice for both kitchens and bathrooms. Ceramic is known as being light-weight and available in a wide variety of color and style options to choose from. When covered with the right glaze, ceramic can be incredibly resistant to scratching, making it a great choice if you have pets in your home or for use in high traffic areas. Ceramic tile is a green choice because it is made with natural materials.

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Happy Floors tile

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain is made with the same materials like ceramic tile but porcelain tile is more water resistant than ceramic, which means you can install it in places like your laundry room and even outside as a patio without worrying about moisture being absorbed and causing cracks. For the best spill protection, choose a dark color, which will hide problem areas between cleanings. Porcelain is also resistant to heat and heavy traffic, making it the right choice in areas near ovens, fireplaces, and in entryways.

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travertine tile

Stone Tile

Natural stone is available in a variety of beautiful colors and textures and you’ll also find that no two tiles look the same, giving you the opportunity to give a unique touch to your space. Natural stone tiles are heavy and durable, so you can have the installed inside and outside of your home. When sealed correctly, natural stone is stain and water resistant.

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