Did you know that tile is one of the oldest flooring materials ever to be used? Tile can be found in ancient home sites, and appears to even have been used to cover the floors of palaces and early cathedrals. If it has been around that long, and still widely preferred and used by homeowners today, it’s definitely worth another look, don’t you think?
Of course, ceramic & porcelain are not the same product, although they are often spoken of as the same thing. Porcelain uses only the highest grades of clay, offering the benefit of a uniform color scheme throughout the tile. Ceramic still uses clay, but different grades are often combined, which can cause color variations. That’s why ceramic is usually covered by colorful glazes. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a truly artistic floor covering to create that one of a kind, unique look.
Most homeowners hear the word tile and automatically think about the bathroom. However, the truth is that ceramic & porcelain are right at home in any room or space. In the foyer, it can withstand the damp conditions from rainy or snowy days, or just a regular occurrence of work boots and pet traffic. On the other hand, it makes a great floor covering for the living area, kitchen or even a bedroom, simply because it’s durable, and is so easy to clean.