Tile floors are a great alternative to other floor finishes that cant take the abuse of every day living. Tile flooring comes in a wide rage of sizes and colors to match the decor of any room in the house. Ceramic tile has a expected life span of 50 years compared to carpet at 6 years and sheet vinyl at 10 years. They can provide years of maintenance free use and add value and character to your home.
Choosing your Floor Tile can be the hardest part of the job, there are thousands of styles, sizes, and shapes to choose from. You also need to decide if you want to use ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile, quarry tile and natural materials such as travertine tiles slate tiles, saltillo tiles, marble tiles, granite tiles and
limestone tiles. Each one has its pro’s and con’s that we will cover to help you choose the tile flooring that’s right for you. Next you will need to decide on a size and pattern for your installation. The patterns are as endless as your choice in tiles, some of the popular choices include straight lay, diagonal, brick, basket weave and pin wheel just to name a few. This is something you will want to keep in mind when looking for your new flooring since some patterns will use different size and shape tiles.
One of the most important parts of a long lasting installation is the prep work, this will change depending on what substrate you will be going over. It may seem overwhelming but a successful tile floor installation can be done by most home owners saving you money and giving you a feeling of accomplishment.
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