|DID YOU KNOW TILE FLOORING
- Popular Floor Tiles are available in marble, stone, ceramic,
porcelin, granite, slate, limestone and more.
- You can find mosaic tiles as well as handmade, hand-molded and
hand-painted tile. Small tiles may be used to create intricate patterns
known as mosaics (figure G). Mosaics are usually handmade and are
used as focal points in a tile wall or floor.
- slate tiles must be sealed periodically to prevent moisture damage.
- Limestone tiles provide an attractive surface [ polished for better
resistance to etching and scratching] however, they must be sealed
every two years or so to prevent stains.
-Porcelain is the most dense of all tile types and is appropriate
for kitchen counters, heavy use and exterior applications such as
pools to add that extra frost protection.
-Quarry tiles are usually offered as unglazed tiles that are well
suited to outdoor applications. If you are searchin for a non slip
surface, quarry tiles are perfect for patios and walkways as well
as commercial floors.
-Marble is a natural metamorphic stone where color variations are
a part of its beauty. Polished marble can not withstand any exposure
to acids such as citric acid from lemon juice. Marble is most appropriate
for formal, lightly used floors but is always in great demand for
bathrooms and fireplaces.
-Granite is a very hard volcanic rock that can withstand years of
abuse unlike marble and other stones. Very appropriate for kitchen
counters, floors, bathrooms, or any other application.
-Tumbled stone is marble, travertine, limestone or slate that is
cut and then tumbled to achieve a very rustic, old-world appearance
often used for back splashes to match your marble countertops.