How to Choose Tile Flooring - Zerorez Flooring Experts Weigh In

Choosing flooring can be tough. There are so many different types, pros and cons associated, and even different patterns. With so many different options, it can be hard to know where to begin in the process of choosing. Tile is a great option for your floors because it is relatively low maintenance, and it also tends to make your home look more put together. We've created a comprehensive guide to choosing tile flooring to help take some of the guesswork out of the process.

Ceramic

Ceramic tile tends to be one of the most popular options for any room in your home. It's an affordable option that is reliable and durable. The only issue people run into with ceramic is the look. Getting glossy ceramic tile is the smarter option because it has a protective layer that prevents damage and staining, but some people don't like the look of it.

Porcelain

Porcelain is a level up in quality compared to ceramic. It is less porous than ceramic, making it stronger and more stain resistant. The drawback is that it does tend to be a little more brittle than ceramic, and it is much colder than ceramic. The installation can be a difficult process, and the price point is higher, but there are many design options for porcelain tiles.

Travertine

If you are looking for tile that looks like marble without the price tag of marble, travertine is the tile for you. Travertine is a type of limestone and gives your home a more earthy look and feel. While it is beautiful, it can be more pricey. It is a very heavy, natural stone tile. Because it is made from natural stone, it is more porous, so it requires more maintenance than other options. Having your travertine sealed periodically is important to the longevity of your flooring, as well as its ability to resist stains.

Marble

Marble has a reputation for its beauty. This kind of stone makes for a beautiful tile, and it has been used for centuries. It has a natural elegance that many other tile types cannot match. Marble does stain and scratch easily, so getting it sealed is important to keeping it looking beautiful and shiny. It's a pretty expensive option, but it will make your home feel elegant and timeless if taken care of properly.

Granite

Another beautiful and timeless option, granite makes for a wonderful flooring option. It's incredibly durable, resistant to chips and scratches, and is pretty water resistant, so it won't stain easily. But granite is also more heavy than most tiles. Its weight makes installation difficult, and some floors can't actually support the weight of the granite. Professionals will be able to advise on whether granite is a good choice for your home.

Cleaning Your Floors

Call Zerorez® to help maintain whatever tile you decide to choose. Using the Experts in Clean™ means you can sit back and relax while Zerorez® does the hard work for you! At Zerorez®, we specialize in cleaning all of these kinds of tile, and more! Not only will we clean your tile, but we will seal it for you with our Nano-Tech sealer to keep your tile cleaner longer!

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