All about tile flooring

Whether you’re looking to add tile flooring, a backsplash, accent wall, countertop, or tub and shower surround, you'll never go wrong when choosing tiles. They are highly decorative and durable, easy to clean, eco-friendly, and even great for allergy sufferers since there's no place for dust or dirt to hide. Since many can be mixed and matched to create your design and that also makes various price points, resulting in a truly affordable product.

Not all ceramics are the same

They all come in gorgeous colors, patterns, and designs, but they also have different characteristics that perform better in specific installations than others. Some of the things you want to examine are durability levels, waterproof capabilities, as well as whether it's a floor or wall-only tile. Read labels thoroughly and talk in detail with the retailers at tile shops because the right tile will add the right amount of sophistication to your renovation.

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Some of the best tiles for the floor include:

Porcelain is a type of ceramic tile and, since its composition includes sand and glass, and clay, it is heavier, waterproof, and best for heavily trafficked floors in busy rooms, like the kitchen and bath. It can also be used anywhere, even outdoors, during the freeze-thaw cycles. The large format tile comes in countless colors and patterns and can be made to look like anything, including wood, stone, fabric, and leather. Other titles include the 4 X 4 highly designed squares that are thinner but tough and waterproof when glazed. These are best used indoors on moderately foot trafficked rooms. They can be used on anything, so you'll often see them on backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, shower walls, and even as "tile art." Mosaics are the tiny (sometimes as small as 1 X 1) often glass-coated pebble-like pieces that are now trending for bathroom floors. With their beautiful reddish-brown color, Terracotta tiles are highly durable and can be used indoors or out. Subway tiles are primarily used on walls but can be installed on low-traffic indoor floors.

Our tile shops are here for you

We know how overwhelming, and maybe a little distracting. It can be to be surrounded by some much design. Our experts will help you sort it out so you make the best choice for your installation. To be inspired and get a free tile flooring estimate, visit the Smitty's Carpet Connection showroom at either of our two locations, Steubenville and Cadiz, OH, especially if you live in or around Steubenville, OH, Cadiz, OH, Weirton, WV, Wintersville, OH, Follansbee, WV, Alikanna, OH, Colliers, WV, Toronto, OH, Wellsburg, WV && Richmond, OH.