Porcelain Floor Tiles
Porcelain tile specifically is the most durable tile material because it is made from finer, denser clay and is fired at higher temperatures. When a porcelain tile is honed throughout the entire body of the tile, the color will remain the same as it wears over a lifetime. Design elements are endless with porcelain including looks like authentic stone, wood, concrete, terra cotta, metal, subway tiles and more!
Porcelain is a great choice if you’re looking for a low-maintenance flooring option that is stain- and water-resistant and comes in a wide variety of styles. When it comes to porcelain floor tiles in Crystal Lake, Area Flooring & Tile, Inc. has the selection you need.
Ceramic Floor Tiles
Ceramic and porcelain are often confused for the same material, but they have some significant differences. The main difference between the two is that porcelain is more impervious to moisture. Porcelain also requires more experience to cut properly, while ceramic tile is easier to cut manually and is an overall more affordable option.
True porcelain is also certified as porcelain by the Porcelain Tile Certification Agency (PTCA). For porcelain to become certified, it must meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard water absorption rate.
Ceramic floor tiles for your Crystal Lake home are an ideal choice for interior areas not exposed to excessive moisture, such as your kitchen or living room flooring.
Mosaic Counter and Floor Tiles
If you want to make a design or aesthetic statement with your countertops or flooring, mosaic tiles are a great option. They offer an elegant look with many color and style options available. They also reflect light rather than absorb it, so they will create a luminous radiance to the room.
Mosaic tiles are also resistant to mildew, mold and stains, and they are very easy to clean. They are also highly durable, as they must pass stringent ASTM standards to be approved for flooring use. Mosaic glass is an environmentally-friendly option, too. Compared to other types of tile at similar sizes, it takes about half the amount of energy to produce a glass tile. You may also have the option of recycled glass tiles for added sustainability.
If you’re looking for mosaic floor tiles for your Crystal Lake home, Area Flooring & Tile, Inc. can help.