Tile Guide

Having maintained a constant presence in homes and public places for centuries, tile is a flooring form with a storied history, and its staying power certainly holds true in modern times. Both trendy and timeless, tile is a great solution for many functional challenges, and it also boasts endless style potential, both indoors and outdoors. 

At Kimball Carpet One Floor & Home in Medicine Hat, AB we boast an extensive inventory of indoor and outdoor tile products, with plenty of options for every space, style function, and budget. Are you considering a tile installation for your residential or commercial property? Here are some things to consider as you narrow down your selections. 

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Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

What are the Different Types of Tiles?

With so many tile products now available, making your ultimate selection can be a harrowing task. Today, there are tile made from glass, mosaic, metal, and other materials, however some things remain unchanged, and the majority of modern-day tile is crafted using either ceramic, porcelain, or stone. Although all of these are durable options, there are definitely some distinctions to consider. 

Ceramic and porcelain tile is made from organic clay, which is then fired in a kiln. Porcelain tile tends to be denser, since it gets fired hotter. Both tile types work well outdoors, as well as indoors. 

Stone tile is made from organic minerals like granite, marble, quartz, and slate. Stone is naturally durable, and many kinds resist scratching. Stone can be polished for achieve an elegant gleam, or left unfinished for a rustic addition to an outdoor entertainment area. 

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Benefits of Tile 

There’s truly a lot to love about tile flooring. Tile is available in both plank and traditional forms, with an extremely eclectic variety of colours, patterns, materials, and textures. Because of this, tile can be incorporated into all types of residential and commercial environments. Individual tiles can be replaced as needed, making maintenance of a tile floor much simpler than for other mediums. 

Where Can Tile Be Installed?

Since tile can withstand moisture and heat, it can pretty much be installed anywhere in the home. Ceramic and porcelain are especially popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, but they also can be installed in living rooms and basements. Porcelain tile is even durable enough for outdoor settings such as patios and decks, and it can also be installed as a custom shower.

In addition, tile can be installed on walls and backsplashes, and it can be used to create custom showers and baths. For these smaller areas, be sure to consider decorative tiles such as mosaic tile and glass tile. These, while not as durable as floor tiles, are definitely more stylish.

Our Tile Selection

As a member of Carpet One Floor & Home, Kimball Carpet One Floor & Home is privy to the purchasing power of over a thousand stores, yet remains closely tied to its surrounding neighborhoods. Simply put, our cooperative affiliation allows us the ability to offer up localized services, expansive variety, and competitive pricing. Visit our showroom, which is located at 578 South Railway SE, today and discover the wide, wide world of tile.

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Tile Backsplashes

If you are looking for a low-cost way to update your kitchen or bathroom then consider backsplash tile. Backsplash tile not only protects your walls, but also adds a pop of style so your home looks unique to your personal style.

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Types of Tile

The three types of tile are ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile. Ceramic and porcelain are more popular in homes, but stone remains a great choice for those who are looking for natural style and luxury.

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How to Maintain Tile

Tile tends to be easy to take care of, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your due diligence! With these simple steps, your tile will stay pristine, enjoy a long life, and stay free of unsightly build-up. 

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