Understanding the Types of Floor Tile

So, you’ve decided to remodel and need to choose a floor tile for your flooring installation. There are many different items to consider when choosing floor tile like price, size, material, color, durability, and so forth. The task can seem overwhelming at first, but once you understand the different features of the various types of floor tile you can choose an appropriate floor tile for your needs. Upon choosing a type of tile, you will either need to learn how to complete a flooring installation or hire a contractor to perform the job for you.


Floor tile comes in many different materials, from the super-expensive, but beautiful marble down to the extremely inexpensive linoleum or vinyl floor tiles. Linoleum is very inexpensive, as well as easy to install, but doesn’t radiate the classiness that other types of tile do. Additional types of floor tile to consider include granite, travertine, limestone, porcelain, ceramic, and terrazzo.


Ceramic tile comes in porcelain and non-porcelain, with the porcelain being the more expensive option of the two. Both types are extremely durable and relatively inexpensive options. Terrazzo and marble are both expensive, but quite elegant. Marble requires a lot of maintenance however and terrazzo is slippery and can cause falls. Travertine is a type of limestone tile that is a bit less expensive than regular limestone. Nevertheless, both limestone and travertine can be stained so they should not be installed in high-traffic or messy areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Granite is an excellent choice for a flooring installation in kitchens as it does not stain easily nor is it easily scratched. It is moderately priced yet more expensive than ceramic or porcelain, but less expensive than marble.


Ultimately, choosing floor tile is a personal decision. Hopefully this information has helped you narrow down your choices. It’s time to make your flooring look beautiful and have it fit well with the rest of your home design.

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