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Choosing the correct tile depends highly on its intended use. Aesthetics and cost are important elements to consider, but traffic levels and moisture levels should also be considered. Tile comes in many colors, sizes, shapes, thicknesses and surfaces. Tile can be installed in different patterns and accents can easily be introduced to create certain looks.

Type of tile Durability Water resistance Maintenance Cost
Glazed ceramic Medium-high High Low Variable
Porcelain High High Low Medium
Quarry tile High Medium Low Low
Natural stone Variable Variable High High

Glazed Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tile is made of clay, baked in a kiln and hardened through high temperatures. It is then double fired to bake on the glaze. Glazed ceramic tile differs a lot in terms of appearance, durability and hardness—features that should be taken into account. Glazed ceramic tile comes in a wide range of colors and shapes. Glazed ceramic tile is typically used in entryways, corridors, bathroom and kitchen floors and walls.

Porcelain Tile
Porcelain tile is a special type of ceramic tile and is extremely wear and water resistant. Porcelain tile is stain resistant and practically impervious. Porcelain tile comes in a wide range of colors and shapes. Porcelain tile is easily maintained and is typically used in entryways, corridors, bathroom and kitchen floors and walls.

Quarry Tile
Quarry tile is very durable and price affordable product used mostly in high foot traffic areas and commercial floors. Quarry tiles are naturally resistant to slipping, chipping and scratching. Quarry tile is a traditional product, made from natural clay, pressed and then fired. Quarry tile has been around for hundreds of years. Quarry tile can have an abrasive finished added for non slip purposes. Quarry tile is typically used in entryway and kitchen floors.

Natrual Stone Natural stone tile is made from Granite, Slate, Marble, Limestone and Travertine. Natural stone tile is mostly imported and the price ranges a lot. Natural stone tile needs maintenance and the proper material needs to be selected for the area. Because of the appearance, natural stone tile is used when a certain look and feel is trying to be achieved. Natural stone tile is mostly used in entryway and corridor floors and walls.

 

 

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