On your floors or your walls, ceramic tiles are one of the most eclectic options for all types of interior projects. Made in a vast range of colors, textures, and patterns, ceramic tile is incredibly durable and always in style. There are even ceramic tiles that look and feel like the leading hardwood species.
At Portice Carpet One Floor & Home of Lakewood, CA, we love helping customers discover sustainable floor and décor options. Ceramic tile certainly applies here, whether you’re seeking elegant flooring or a distinctive accent wall.
Ceramic tiles are made from clay, sand, and other materials that are kiln-fired at extremely high temperatures, baking the tile into a hard surface. Tiles can come glazed, adding color and patterns and adding water resistance or unglazed to increase slip resistance.
Unglazed tiles are best for commercial applications. Your unglazed tile is less likely to show wear compared to its glazed counterpart. It typically has a denser construction, making it ideal for areas with high traffic levels. Unglazed tiles need to be sealed to prevent water from penetrating the pores in the tile. The slip resistance of unglazed tiles makes them ideal for use in restaurant kitchens. Glazed tiles boast an added layer of glaze applied to the tile’s surface. This glaze prevents water damages while adding color, patterns, or images to the tile.
Ceramic tiles, overall, can be used indoors for floors, countertops, and walls. However, wall tiles are usually thinner and have a high gloss to them, making them unsuitable for floors as they can damage from foot traffic and become very slippery when wet. Stone or porcelain tiles should be used outdoors, as standard ceramic tiles are too porous and can absorb lots of moisture.
Portice Carpet One Floor & Home is your destination for tile design, featuring incredible tile by Daltile, Marazzi, Florida Tile, and many more. Please visit us soon at 1200 Simms Street in Lakewood, CO, to explore our tile displays.