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Tile flooring and your home

You can't go wrong with tile flooring. Those beautiful, highly designed ceramics add sophistication, style, and value to any home. They're also versatile, working as well in the living room as in the kitchen and bath. However, it's essential to get the right one for your remodeling project because each type has different characteristics that make it better for some installations than others. When shopping for flooring, don't hesitate to come into our tile store in Palm Desert, CA.

Types of tile flooring

If it's made of clay, and even if it includes other substances like sand and glass, it's considered ceramic. That consists of a heavier, more robust, and ideal porcelain for heavily trafficked floors in busy rooms. It's through-body, meaning that color goes all the way through the entire material and is waterproof whether or not it's glazed. Porcelain can also be used outdoors on a patio, deck floors, and poolside. This large-format tile comes in countless colors and patterns and can be made to look like anything, including wood, stone, fabric, and leather. It's appropriate for floors, walls, and shower/tub surrounds.

Other ceramics include the 4 X 4 highly designed squares, appropriate for moderately heavy foot trafficked floors, walls, backsplashes, and counters. Mosaics are tiny, often glass-coated pieces that are currently trending in bathrooms; terracotta bricks are durable and can be used indoors and out; subway tiles can be on an indoor, low-traffic floor. In the form of a band, listellos are border tiles that add luxury and visual interest to any installation.

Things to consider when selecting ceramic tiles

Whether you're shopping for the floor, wall, backsplash, or counter, be sure you're getting the right type. Floor tiles are thicker and constructed to handle the weight, while one's for the wall is thinner and more slippery. Some ceramic tiles can be used anywhere, including countertops, and you also want to ask about water absorbency, indoor or outdoor use, and traction. These are marked on the box, and you should also explain the type of installation to your retailer.

Our tile flooring inventory has what you need

Come into the Royalty Floors & Blinds showroom in Palm Desert, CA, to learn more about your choices for tile flooring. While here, you might want to explore our large inventory of other flooring products as well as our inventory of window coverings and custom showers. We also offer a range of services from high-quality, craftsman-like installations to Shop at Home options, free estimates, and more. We work with homeowners and businesses in and around Palm Desert, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, Thousand Palms, CA, Indio, CA, Cathedral City, CA, Coachella, CA, Indian Wells, CA, La Quinta, CA, Palm Springs, CA && Bermuda Dunes, CA. We look forward to helping you with your tile flooring upgrade.

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