Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and you want it to be perfect. Luckily, there are plenty of tile options that can help you bring it to life.
Every tile material is different, and so are your home’s needs. So, before you shop, consider your needs. Do you want tile floors that are easy to clean and maintain? How important is scratch resistance? What is your budget?
That’s why we put together a list of our favorite kitchen tile styles.
Natural Stone Tile
Natural stone floor tile is one of the most luxurious, elegant styles available, giving homes a traditional, ritzy look. You can find stone floors in a variety of sophisticated materials like slate, granite, and travertine. Any of these materials can make a kitchen or dining space feel larger, and all of them mare available in a variety of styles, shapes, and designs.
While stone tiles are beautiful and durable, they’re also expensive and need to be maintained. Most stone tiles are porous, which means they’ll need to be resealed every few years in order to keep their water-resistance.
Typically made from clay, ceramic floor tiles are softer than many other tile materials, but also more affordable. Because it’s so soft, it’s one of the easiest tiles to install, and also has a protective glaze helping it stand up to damage and scratches.
Ceramic tiles are also incredibly diverse. The same glaze used to create a hard, damage-resistant surface also adds color, allowing you to find ceramic tiles is almost any shade or hue you can imagine. This is perfect for creating a patterned floor or an elaborate mosaic.
Unlike ceramic, porcelain tile is forged in higher heat to create a stronger, denser, more water-resistant, and more durable material. In fact, it’s tough enough that you can use it outside, in almost any environment. That makes it a great choice for your kitchen, no matter how messy you get.
Like ceramic, porcelain has an endless rainbow of color options for you to pick from, whether you choose glazed or unglazed tiles. For glazed tiles, that color is added in the form of a coating on the surface. Unglazed tiles, on the other hand, have the color mixed into the clay before firing, carrying the color throughout the entire tile. As a bonus, unglazed tiles won’t show wear or scratches as clearly as glazed tiles.
Found the perfect tiles for your kitchen? Contact our team at Xtreme Carpet Care in Findlay, to get schedule your installation today!