Tile flooring is a highly durable, cost effective, and stylish option for the high traffic areas of your home. If you want your kitchen and bathroom to maintain a great look over time, tile flooring is an especially good choice. Let’s take a look at some of the most unique ways you can use tile in your Orlando home.
One of the most popular tile trends that have swept across Orlando homes is wood-look tile. Ceramic tiles have the ability to imitate natural types of flooring such as both stone and hardwood. The benefit of wood-look tiles is that you can get all the beauty and natural aesthetic of hardwood, without the maintenance requirements. While solid hardwood might be durable, it is sensitive to moisture and cannot be used in all areas of the home. Wood-look ceramic tiles make it possible to get the desired look of any wood style in any room of your home, including bathrooms and utility rooms. Tile is also incredibly scratch and stain resistant, which makes it a great option for households with kids.
Natural Stone Tile
If you are looking for an elegant look that will impress any guest, natural stone tile is the way to go. This flooring style brings in the earthy look of stone to make any room feel mature and luxurious. Since no two stones are identical, you can be sure that your natural stone tile floors will be unique. The durability of natural stone can differ drastically, so be sure to talk to an expert at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden to accurately understand the expectations and limitations of your floors. For example, marble is a soft, porous stone that can be more easily scratched or stained, while granite and slate are unbeatably strong, but heavy, brittle, and hard to install.
Most tiles are easy to clean and need little more than a soft mop with a non-acidic soap. This means that once they are installed, you won’t have to invest much time or money into maintaining them. However, the cost to install stone tiles is generally much larger than an average flooring project. Stone is heavy and requires a team of professionals to meticulously install it without damage to the surroundings or stones themselves. Budget-limited projects should consider stone imitators such as ceramic or luxury vinyl tile.
Find Your Style
Of course, these are only two of the many designs to try with tile. If you are interested in a more traditional tile, but want to spruce it up in the layout, we recommend herringbone and chevron patterns, modern geometric shapes, or using accent colors in backsplashes or flooring borders.
We understand that it may seem overwhelming to pick from the nearly endless variety, but that is what we are here for! Contact us at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden to help narrow down the options and talk about how to incorporate low-maintenance, affordable, stylish, and unique tile in your Orlando home. Call us today!