Tile Guide

At Kimball Carpet One Floor & Home in Medicine Hat, we have a large selection of tile flooring options to choose from. Our selection covers all styles – from traditional to trend-setting – that will give you the home of your dreams. Choosing tile flooring for your Medicine Hat home will offer both beauty and character. Tile allows you to be creative in the assembly of your floor, so you can create a one-of-a-kind floor for your home.

The stylish tile selection at Carpet One Floor & Home in Medicine Hat is not just for your floor – we have tile products for your kitchen and bathroom backsplash, your fireplace, and more!

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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?

There are three main types of tile: ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are the most popular types, and they are made of the same materials. For the most part, ceramic and porcelain are the same, but porcelain is denser than ceramic. This means that porcelain is better-equipped to handle heavy moisture, so it is actually practical for outdoor settings such as patios. Both ceramic and porcelain are available in traditional tile looks, as well as wood and stone looks.

Stone tile is made from real stone, so unlike ceramic and porcelain, it offers unique, one-of-a-kind looks that can add value to your home. Stone is usually treated and sealed to protect against spills, stains, and scratches, so it will last a long time if properly maintained.

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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

Visit our showroom and speak with a flooring professional to take advantage of our selection of tiles. We have ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile from Bel Terra, which is a Carpet One exclusive brands.

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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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