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How to Choose the Right Tile for the Job

You are absolutely right to choose tile for your surface covering. Tile is long-lasting, durable, easy to clean, water-resistant, and simply beautiful. However, having the right kind of tile to fit the job at hand is extremely important. Tiles are made of different materials, with different capabilities, and you need to be sure that the tile you choose is right for the area to be covered.

For instance, if you want to tile a shower floor, it?s important to use floor tile with a non-slippery surface. If you put a high-gloss wall tile on your shower floor, the tile will crack under your weight and become dangerously slippery when wet.

Here are a few examples of the right tile for the job:

Dry Interior Floors: For kitchen floors, sunroom floors, living area floors, foyer floors, etc... choose a tile rated for floors. It?ll be thicker and more durable than wall tile. Consider the size-larger tiles help create an effect of a larger room in a small space. Consider the layout- diagonal installation also helps the large room effect.

Wet Interior Floors: For bathroom floors and shower floors, surface texture is important for safety. Smaller sized tiles are also easier to pitch to drain than large floor tiles.

Exterior Floors: Outdoor patios and walkways that are exposed to the elements require a tile rated for freeze resistance, and surface texture is vital.

Countertops: The best tile for a kitchen counter is one that can withstand scratches, heat and stains. Granite tile is the perfect choice for kitchen countertops.

Walls: You can put any kind of tile on a kitchen backsplash wall, a shower wall, or a fireplace surround. You can even put large floor tile on walls with a little extra care during installation.

You can find out if a tile is rated for floors, high traffic, freeze etc... by either asking your tile guy or reading the fine print on the tile sample board or tile box.


Article author: www.Tile-Stone-Stores.com
Tags: Choose Tile, Interior Floors, Exterior Floors, Countertops
Garden State Tile Dayton, NJ, 08810
Garden State Tile, Dayton, New Jersey (NJ), 08810

If you are looking for the ultimate in tile and stone stores, Garden State Tile is the only name you need to know. We offer an exquisite array of ceramic, decorative tile, glass mosaics, natural stone and porcelain in the latest designs and materials. Our web site features an idea gallery to inspire you and you can also sign up for a monthly newsletter which will keep you up to speed on the latest trends and prices for tile and stone.

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American Tile and Stone LLC Sarasota, FL, 34239
American Tile and Stone LLC, Sarasota, Florida (FL), 34239

Selection, quality and value is what you will find at American Tile and Stone. We carry; marble in tile, tumbled, slab and paver form, French limestone, granite in both tile and slab form, Chinese slate, African slate, sandstone, onyx and glass tile, porcelain tile including Italian and Spanish, travertine in French pattern style, backsplash, mural, mosaic medallions, murals, accents, trims and even glass sinks.

We provide tile installation services Ceramic tiles, Glass tiles, Granite tiles, Marble tiles, Metal tiles, Natural Stone, Onyx tiles
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