Tile can either make or break a room, and there are so many different materials that it can be difficult to figure out what tile material works for you. When you’re looking for the right type of tile, you must take into consideration style, purpose and location, which can complicate your search. Here are a few types of tile to help you find the perfect material for your next tile install.
Porcelain is one of the most popular types of tile because it comes in such a wide variety. It can imitate slate, natural stone and even wood flooring – it is also far more durable and stain-resistant than other tile materials.
Porcelain makes a great kitchen tile and is a popular choice for laundry and mudrooms in particular. However, its ability to imitate other tile materials makes it a great choice for many rooms. Keep in mind when choosing this tile material that, due to the vibrations of a washer and dryer, extra care may be required during installation if used in a laundry room.
Small Mosaic Tiles
The biggest trend right now in material for bathroom tile is the use of small, mosaic tiles, which are perfect for smaller spaces. In addition to looking great, mosaic tiles are easier to install in bathrooms than larger tiles and come as 12” x 12” sheets that are easily cut to size.
Bathrooms are very moisture-prone places, meaning bathroom tiles must be able to hold up to moisture and provide good traction. Small mosaics require more grout lines, which give the feet extra grip. As such, they are both stylish and practical in the shower or as the bathroom tile.
A popular choice for ranch-style homes, especially in the warmer Southwest, oversized travertine is often used throughout the house. Travertine is not desirable on top floors because of the instability of the subfloor, its load and noise, but it provides a polished, stone surface on ground floors. Oversized travertine has fewer grout lines, as well, which adds to its seamless appearance. Along with an appealing visual, travertine is cool underfoot and holds heat well in homes with radiant heating.
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