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Ceramic, Porcelain, and Wood-Look Tile Flooring: What's the Difference and Benefits?

When it comes to selecting the right flooring for your home or office, the options can be overwhelming. One of the most popular choices is tile flooring, which provides a durable and low-maintenance option for any space. However, with so many types of tile available, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your needs. Here we will explore the differences between ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and wood-look tile, including their unique features and benefits, to help you make an informed decision on the best tile for your flooring needs.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is a mixture of clays and minerals that has been shaped, pressed, then fired at temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees (F), resulting in a hard surface. The protective glaze that is applied before firing gives the ceramic tile added color and finish and makes it resistant to stains, odors, bacteria, and scratches. Ceramic tiles come in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns and can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications, such as floors, walls, and countertops. They are also versatile and can be used in a variety of settings including kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways. Ceramic tile is relatively low maintenance and easy to clean, making it a popular choice for many homeowners. Click to view our Tile Flooring Projects

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is one of the most durable flooring products available, making it a great choice for any residential or commercial high traffic areas. Porcelain tile is made from a finer, denser clay and is fired at a higher temperature than ceramic tile, typically exceed 2,400 degrees (F), which makes it harder and more durable. The higher temperature results in a very dense tile; this enables it to withstand heavy foot traffic, making it the perfect floor in kitchen, bath, and other home spaces. The denser a tile, the better it resists moisture and staining. Additionally, Porcelain tile can be made to mimic the appearance of natural stone, wood, and other materials, whereas Ceramic tile is less versatile in that regard. Click to view our Tile Flooring Projects

Wood-Look Tile

Wood look tile has surged in popularity and has become the go-to choice for many homeowners looking to give their homes a modern and contemporary feel; it provides the aesthetic appeal of heardwood flooring with the durability and low maintenance of tile, allowing it to be versatile in any setting. Wood-like or wood-look tile retains the visual of natural wood with the added benefit of having stronger resistance to scratches and warping from moisture. When properly installed, underfoot, wood-look tile sounds very similar to wood flooring when walking over it. Glossy or polished tiles will sound slightly louder underfoot, but wood look tile does not come in that finish, it has a matte or semi-gloss finish. The combination of durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal of wood-look tile can boost the value of your property, making it a smart investment for homeowners. Click to view our Wood-Look Tile Projects

Shower Tile and Bathroom Floor Tile

Besides the Kitchen, the Bathroom space is one of the most visited areas inside the home. Personality can really begin to emerge in these spaces as decorative designs can create an intimate atmosphere. Shower tiles typically have a polished or glossy finish, while the bathroom floor has a matte or semi-gloss finish--this is meant to minimize how slippery the floor can become when wet. Click to view our Bathroom Projects

Our process involves scheduling an in-home estimate. After an appointment is scheduled, our representative will bring samples to your home. Upon selection of a style that meets your needs, we will provide a detailed quote for purchase and professional installation. Call us and a representative will set-up an appointment that fits your schedule and provide a FREE quote.

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Customer Review as found on Angie's List

"Adrian's crew does excellent work. They stick to the schedule and strive for perfection. Our tile floor in the den looks great!" 

-Debbie J

Customer Review as found on Google Reviews

"I checked out multiple companies and read reviews, I am glad I called Adrian. He was very responsive. Came out to our house very quickly, the next day! We were in a rush to get this done ASAP. He kept in touch with us on the availability of tile and within two days had a crew out to our house to get started. In just one day we had new kitchen floors. They look amazing. So glad we went with a local company. Fair prices, Quick service, On time, Will Go above and beyond to assure you are 100% happy. Will be using this company again for sure!" 

-Nicole S

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