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Tile flooring from Cash Carpet & Tile is affordable

Tile has withstood the test of time for centuries. Today, it is still a popular choice for flooring offering clean lines with character and style. Tile is an optimum flooring choice for kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, even family rooms and probably just about any room in the house inside or out. Here are some practical benefits to tile:

• Eco-friendly
• Hypoallergenic
• Easy maintenance

The aesthetic benefits are the myriad of choices, designs, styles, and materials. The flexibility tile offers in design is unmatched. Tiles can be used as borders, medallions, on walls, as backsplashes, on floors, on counters. Styles and colors can be mixed and matched. The design possibilities are endless.

Ceramic and porcelain flooring types

Ceramic and porcelain tile are very durable and moisture resistant, which is why they are a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor spaces, and basements. Ceramic tiles are grouped into two main types: quarry tile (shale or natural clay) and clay dust that is compacted. Flooring tiles are made from the latter and both types can be glazed or unglazed.

Glazed and mosaic tiles

Glazed tiles can be finished in high-gloss, matte or abrasive. An abrasive finish is the most slip-resistant, with the high-gloss being most slippery. So make sure before you choose your tile you have a clear understanding of the function of the space it will go into.

Mosaic tiles are made from many types of clay with color pigments resulting in a beautiful, colorful tile. They are also moisture resistant and because of the multiple clay structure, chipping is not an issue.
Ceramic tile flooring in Lecanto, FL from Cash Carpet & Tile

Quarry tiles vs. Porcelain

Quarry tiles come in natural earth tone colors in many different shapes including hexagons and squares. They are made with unglazed clay and need no added color. You’ll find them in browns, grays, and reds which are a result of the temperature and firing times.

Porcelain tiles are the hardest and strongest of all due to the extreme temperatures used when it is made. These tiles are best suited for high traffic and moisture areas.

If you live in the Lecanto, Inverness, Hernando or Crystal River, Florida area, stop by our showroom in Lecanto and speak with a flooring specialists about tile options for your home.

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