After deciding that you want a new look for your tile floors, you might have difficulty figuring out which specific style is best. InsideOut Renovations & Home Repair is Nebraska’s premier remodeling contractor that specializes in all home areas, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Their team has helped hundreds of homeowners with floor remodeling and updating, so when you don’t know where to start, be sure to turn to their tile type overview for a quick guide.
The main types of tiles you'll want to consider are:
- Ceramic: Ceramics are made out of a mixture of clay and come in two forms: glazed and un-glazed (quarry). After being heated, a glaze is applied to the clay, which means ceramics can come in all manner of colors. Glazed ceramics stand up to water well, while unglazed ceramics are hardy and inexpensive, but not resistant to stains; and for very wet areas of the home, they won't resist mold well.
- Porcelain: Made from clay and minerals, porcelain is fired up at a higher temperature than ceramics, and that is what makes this variety extremely durable. A glazed porcelain is very water resistant, and can be bought in so many varieties and sizes, including ones that mimic the luxuries of marble and limestone.
- Vinyl: Vinyl tiles are very popular, and have proven to be very resistant to water. However, to get a bathroom vinyl installation that is water resistant you should call a professional. Otherwise, you’re just asking for water-damaged floors.
- Linoleum: Easy installation cuts down on costs, and linoleum is even water resistant in bathrooms. It’s easy to clean, and if you have a bit of an eccentric style, linoleum comes in every color as well as easy-to-cut varieties, so you’re never short of design capabilities.
- Natural stone: Marble, granite and limestone are the most luxurious tile varieties you can find. These natural materials are distinctive and highly sought after, and their price tags typically reflect this. Remember, too, that they are not entirely impervious to water, and maintenance demands that they be sealed every 2-3 years to prevent water and other stains.
Finally, knowing where in your home you intend to install your tile is crucial to making your choice. And if you need more help deciding what you want in a new look for your tile floors, call InsideOut Renovations & Home Repair in Lincoln, NE today by dialing (402) 474-0028, or visit them online for more information.