What is it?
The term tile refers to a rectangular slab of material that is lined up in rows. For interior design use, tiles are usually made out of stone or clay. Common stone tile varieties include travertine, marble, and granite. Ceramic and porcelain are two man-made tile varieties. Tile is commonly used to finish floors, countertops, and kitchen/bathroom backsplashes. Many homeowners prefer tile because it requires relatively little maintenance and offers a unique visual appeal. This popular material will add character to any Tarpon Springs home.
Easy To Clean—As long as tiles and grout are sealed properly they are highly resistant to water, making them a popular choice in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. They can withstand a number of cleaning methods, including vacuuming, sweeping, and washing. In comparison, vacuuming a hardwood floor can expose it to scratching, and washing a carpet on your own is not advised.
Design Versatility—Tiles come in a variety of styles and colors, providing homeowners with a great deal of options when it comes to interior design. Stone tiles, such as granite, are available in a number of different color profiles. Ceramic tiles, which are fired and glazed, come in a wide range of colors and patterns.
Mold and Mildew Build Up—Over time mildew and mold can start to grow on the grout that connects tile. Although not an issue in the short term, this can become an annoyance over the course of many years. Homeowners can prevent the spread of mildew and mold by limiting the grout’s exposure to moisture and also by placing the tiles close together.
Here at Floor Coverings International East Lake we look forward to helping you find the perfect tile for your backsplash, countertop, or floor. Our design experts serve the greater Clearwater, East Lake, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Port Richey, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Trinity areas. Call us today!
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