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The many types of tile flooring

The right tile adds sophistication and design interest to any home, and it looks as good in the living room as it does the kitchen and bath. It's also durable, low maintenance, and long-lasting. When you walk into our tile store, the almost unlimited number of designs, shapes, and sizes can pleasantly overwhelm you but keep in mind that ceramic tiles all have different strengths and capabilities. It's vital to read labels carefully; also, be sure to let us know exactly how you plan to use it when you come into our showroom to shop for tile in Delray Beach, FL.

Ceramic tiles: not just 4 X 4 squares

Even if the composition includes sand and glass, anything made of clay makes something qualify as ceramic. That includes porcelain, which is heavier, denser, and utterly waterproof whether or not it's glazed. It is ideal for heavily trafficked rooms, such as the kitchen, and can even be used outside on deck and patio floors, as well as poolside. Porcelain tiles also come in various colors and patterns and can be made to look like anything, including wood, stone, fabric, and leather.

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Others tile types include:

The 4 X 4 squares are often seen on backsplashes and great for moderately foot trafficked rooms indoors. They are thinner but rugged and waterproof when glazed. Mix and match them to create your unique statement with looks such as colorful geometrics, chevron and herringbone patterns, diagonals, grid or stagger patterns, among others.

Terra cottas are those beautiful reddish-brown bricks that blend so beautifully in rustic designs. They can be used indoors or out and are ultra-durable and porous, although sealing will eliminate porosity challenges. Tiny (sometimes as small as 1 X 1), often glass coated and durable, mosaics are decorative pieces often used as accents or included in-floor or backsplash emblems.

Subway tiles are best for indoor low traffic areas, such as bedrooms, or used on backsplashes. Although not ceramic, glass tiles are sparkly jewels that brighten and highlight any floor. Stone tiles, such as marble, granite, travertine, and limestone add beauty, architectural interest, and value to a property.

Here for all your tile flooring questions

The mission at Ganee Stone is to turn your project into a fabulous space. We're the largest tile specialist in the Delray Beach area, with a large inventory of both floor and wall ceramics and a leading stone importer. To learn more and receive a free tile flooring quote, visit our showroom in Delray Beach, FL, especially if you live in or around Delray Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, Deerfield Beach, FL, Lake Worth, FL, Highland Beach, FL, Palm Beach, FL, North Palm Beach, FL, South Palm Beach, FL, or Palm Beach Gardens, FL.