Types of Tile

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What Are the Types of Tile?

Enduring, elegant, and extremely eclectic, tile is a wonderful choice for areas where you’re seeking both strength and substance. At Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home in South Lake Tahoe, we carry an exciting collection of tile in many, many different styles, colors and patterns. Best of all, our talented team of flooring experts is onsite to help you with all your pressing tile questions, so you’re certain to find tile that’s the right fit for you and your family, or employees.

Traditionally, tile is a great choice for your bathroom, shower, or kitchen, but did you know it can also be part of an amazing accent wall, or a unique outdoor patio?

tile backsplash

Backsplash Tile and Wall Tile

Tile is so much more than flooring. A refreshing alternative to paint or wallpaper, tile is a wonderful way of taking your bathroom or backsplash from drab to fab. As an accent wall, tile can be used to draw the eyes to a certain part of your room, while as a backsplash, tile can protect against splashes and splatters. Did we mention it’s also very, very easy to maintain and requires minimal upkeep?

Daltile tile flooring

Ceramic Tile

Light, yet sturdy, ceramic is crafted using natural clays and is a very popular for kitchen and baths. Often finished with different types of glazes, ceramic is protected from chips and scratches, making it a wonderful choice for homes with pets and small children.

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Happy Floors tile

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain is also made out of clay, however porcelain tile is fired at a hotter level than ceramic is, for an extremely dense tile that offers up optimal waterproofing. For this reason, porcelain tile is popular in the laundry room, but also is great for your outdoor patio. Tough and beautiful, porcelain tile doesn’t easily chip or crack.

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travertine tile

Stone Tile

A natural beauty, nothing wears harder than stone. Made from granite, travertine, slate, marble, and other organic materials, stone tile makes for flooring that’s truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Since stone tile is waterproof once it gets sealed, this tile works well poolside as well as fireside.

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