Tile is a very versatile material. It can be used on many surfaces in many areas of the home, both indoors and outdoors. One of the most common areas of tile use in Orlando is in the kitchen. Here at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden, we offer an extensive variety of tile, where you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for your kitchen.
Kitchen Tile Uses
Tile’s many attractive qualities make it ideal for kitchen use. The most common use of tile in the kitchen is on the floor. The kitchen is one of the most heavily used rooms in many homes. With the high level of traffic it experiences, you need a floor that can handle being lived on. Tile is very durable and low maintenance. Most tiles can be easily cleaned with a sponge and warm water. These qualities make it a great flooring option, as well as a popular material for countertops. What most people look for in a countertop material is something that won’t be ruined by food stains or moisture. As long as you clean up after your cooking messes, and don’t let moisture sit and accumulate, your tile countertops should last a very long time. Kitchen backsplashes are another popular use of tile in Orlando for similar reasons as it is for floors and countertops. You want to be able to easily clean food splatter from behind your stove, but also want something that will add style and beauty to your kitchen. Tile meets both of those criteria.
As touched on above, tile is very durable. It can withstand high levels of traffic without showing signs of wear. It’s also moisture and stain resistant, does not sustain the growth of mold and mildew, and repels allergens. There are many color, pattern, and texture varieties, allowing you to match the tile with your kitchen’s existing décor, or contrast the decor to make it an accent area.
As great as tile is for kitchen use, there are some disadvantages to it as well. Tile is very durable, but it is still prone to chipping or cracking. It’s also hard underfoot, which can be painful after standing for long periods of time. Another disadvantage to kitchen tile is that the grout is not as durable as the tile itself. It can be difficult to clean between tiles, and the grout is prone to staining and discoloration.
With all its great attributes, it’s no wonder many Orlando homeowners choose to incorporate tile into their kitchen designs. Its practicality and visual appeal make it a great choice for floors, countertops, and backsplashes. If you want to find out more about installing tile in your home, call Floor Coverings International Winter Garden today and schedule your free design consultation!
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