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Selecting Tile & Stone

Selecting Tile
Have you noticed? The average American home continues to get bigger! So, too, does the ability of homeowners to tile in style by "going custom." 

Tile trends include larger formats of up to 24 inches and a renewed interest in one and two-inch mosaics. In between lies a world of endless color palettes, shapes, sizes and designs ranging from solids to intricate to intriguing. 

Most of us know ceramic tile. It often features glazed color surfaces, but it can also be natural terra-cotta. Ceramic tile is performance-rated depending on how you use it. For example, a wall tile is not rated for wear on the floor, so it’s important to make your decor wishes known to us.

Porcelain tile is a much higher-performance ceramic tile with color throughout each piece. Higher temperature firing makes porcelain virtually impervious to environmental swings, especially moisture. That’s why porcelain can be used indoors or out in any climate just like stone. Porcelain lets you flow your design to a patio, solarium, spa or garden room. 

Ceramic and porcelain tile can be smooth or textured, glazed or unglazed. Glaze is a glass-like finish in finishes of matte to high gloss. Durability of glazed porcelain is a matter of the durability of the glaze, not the body tile. 
Currently, the décor trend is to bring the outdoors in. Think of what we can do together with the latest looks in terra cotta, Italian marble, limestone, travertine, slate or other stone fashions, a weave, herringbone, terrazzo look or mixed media. 

With so many choices, it’s important to work with a specialty retailer like Floors To Go who’ll explore your lifestyle as well as your fashion sense.