Best Tile Flooring Choices for Your Home
Whether you already own a home, or recently purchased a new home in Santa Clarita, it’s always a great investment to change the flooring in your house. Tile flooring can completely change the look and atmosphere in a room.
When choosing the right tile flooring for any room in your home, there are several factors to take into consideration. Interior design trends are important as they help build the value of your home and make it more appealing to homebuyers in the future. Another factor is the wear and tear you anticipate the tile flooring to have. Certain types are more durable than others, and they can increase the longevity of your new floors. Your personal style preferences are very important as well. You spend a large majority of your time in your home, making memories with your loved ones, so it is important to enjoy the living spaces in your house.
Tile Flooring Types
Durability factors will affect the type of tile you should be choosing. Location, traffic, and style are also important to consider. The most common types of tile flooring to choose from include:
Natural Stone: Includes granite, marble, slate travertine, and Carrara. This type is offered in smooth and shiny finishes which can create that wow-factor that you may desire. While they may be easy to clean, they should be kept to low-traffic areas.
Porcelain: These tiles can emulate natural stone, brick, or even wood. Porcelain is water resistant, making it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. It is also easy to clean and durable, can be coated for traction, and is suitable for outdoor use as well, making porcelain ideal for high-traffic areas.
Ceramic: There are two types –glazed and unglazed. Glazed ceramic features a coating to help resist scratches, stains, and fading. Unglazed will offer a consistent color throughout the tile, but will need to be treated for stains which makes it more difficult to clean. Each type of ceramic tile will be rated based on moisture absorption, so it is important to note that before choosing this tile for certain locations. The durability of this tile does make it a great choice for high-traffic areas.
Tile flooring can be a great option for your home. It is important to be educated before choosing which type will best fit your needs which is where the professionals at SCV Floorsmith can help. We offer free in-home consultations with our educated staff. We even have design consultants to help you with all your design decisions. Visit our website or stop in to our showroom to see just how much we have to offer.