Types of Tiling

Posted on: March 22, 2013

No matter what you’re using tiles for—whether for the bathroom walls, kitchen backsplashes, countertops, or anything else—you have a lot of options. There are many different types of tiling available, each with its own advantages.

Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Options

Think about your aesthetic preferences and needs when considering the following types of tiling:

Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Glazed ceramic tiles are coated with glass-forming minerals and ceramic stains and usually have a high-gloss, semi-gloss, or matte finish. They resist stains and moisture better than unglazed tiles do.

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are much harder and denser than other tile products and are more resistant to scratches and high temperatures. Also, since porcelain’s color goes all the way through the tile, scratches and chips are less noticeable.

Stone Tiles

Stone tiles are durable and hard, meaning they are resistant to scratching and other damage. They are also available in a wide array of colors and patterns. Three stones commonly used for tiling are:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Slate

Tumbled Stone Tiles

Tumble finishing offers a smooth and polished look for a rough surface, like stone. Tumbled stone tiles generally have worn edges, chips, and soft surfaces, which give them a rustic appearance. These types of tiles work well in rustic and country kitchens, as well as outdoor spaces.

Glass Tiles

Glass tiles have made a comeback, and nowadays, you can find glass mosaic tiling in many homes. Glass tiles can be customized for a unique look and are easy to clean, making them perfect for kitchen backsplashes.

Tile Installation in Delaware

At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we customize the tile you like to fit any style. Our designers work with you to select the tiles you want, and our in-house installers are trained to install them to your exact specifications. Simply put, you get the best deal and the fastest service. If you want to learn more about types of tiling and your options, or you’re ready to install custom tiles in your home, contact us today!

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  • Wilmington
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