Types of Tile
We at Benjamin’s Carpet One Floor & Home are your neighborhood experts when it comes to tile. We carry a wide selection of ceramic, porcelain, and stone, so be sure to stop by our Kennewick, WA showroom to work with one of our experts today! Below are the different types of tiles we offer at our showroom. Continue reading and learn about what makes each type of tile unique and which would be best for your next project.
Floor tile is a popular flooring option that can bring style and design to rooms with moisture. We recommend ceramic tile for indoor use given its design versatility. There are multiple sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns from which to choose, so no design is impossible! Plus, ceramic tile resists water and heat, and it remains strong enough for heavy foot traffic. So, if you want to add style to a kitchen or bathroom, ceramic tile is a great option.
For outdoor and commercial settings, porcelain tile is more appropriate. Porcelain is more durable than ceramic, since it is totally water and heat resistant. It can handle anything from heavy foot traffic to changing weather conditions, and it will rarely crack. Also, porcelain tile typically has a rugged surface, so it remains slip resistant and safe even when wet.
We also offer high-end stone tile options as part of our tile collection. Stone tiles are quarried and come in slabs. Since no slab in quarried from the same spot, each stone tile features a pattern that is unique. Stone flooring is long lasting and beautiful, but can become expensive depending on the size of the area you plan on covering.
For walls, both ceramic and porcelain tile are suitable, but wall tile is usually thinner than floor tile. Wall tile is thinner because strength and durability against foot traffic is not an issue. For most kitchen and bathroom settings, ceramic is appropriate given its design versatility. In fact, stylish mosaic tile is often preferred for beautiful designs. However, for areas such as showers, porcelain tile that absorbs less than 0.5% moisture is a better option since it is more water and heat resistant.