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Tile Guide

Gordon’s Carpet One Floor & Home in El Centro is your locally owned flooring retailer. Our collection of tile styles can either complement or match your current home décor, making redecorating your space easy. Tile not only adds style to your home, but also class. With tile, you can let your creative side be reflected throughout your home. We make your next tile project easy with our up-to-date industry insights and advice.

If you are interested in adding tile flooring to your kitchen, bathroom, or outside patio area, you will likely need to decide between ceramic and porcelain tile. Both are durable, stain and water resistant, and dimensionally stable, but each does have unique advantages. You also can consider natural stone tile.

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Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

What Are the Different Types of Tile?

Ceramic tiles are made with white, red, or brown clay, and they are a perfect choice for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, or any other indoor space that is prone to moisture. They are also extremely versatile when it comes to design, since there are so many colors, sizes, and patterns available. Ceramic tiles are not only suitable for floors, but for walls and backsplashes as well! These wall and backsplash tiles are usually smaller and thinner than floor tiles, but they still remain durable and water resistant. But, ceramic tiles are not totally waterproof, and they also are not suited for changing weather conditions. They are therefore best for indoor use.

Porcelain tiles, which are made with white clay, are suitable for outdoor use. Porcelain has fewer impurities than ceramic tile, and it is harder, stronger, and more water resistant than ceramic. As a result, porcelain tiles can withstand changing weather conditions. Furthermore, porcelain tiles are more slip resistant than ceramic tiles. So, porcelain is better for commercial use as well. Another advantage of porcelain is that it can be repaired more easily than ceramic if it is scratched or chipped.

Where can Tile be Installed?

Tile can be installed in any room of your home due to its resistant to moisture and traffic. Ceramic and porcelain are especially popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, but they also can be installed in living rooms and basements. Other tile options such as porcelain and stone can even be used outside as a patio or walkway.

In addition, tile can be installed on walls and backsplashes, and it can be used to create custom showers and baths. For the most part, tile that is installed on walls is not suitable to be used on floors.

Our Tile Selection

Visit Gordon’s Carpet One Floor & Home in El Centro to check out our selection of tiles. We carry brands such as Daltile, Happy Floors, Mohawk, Bedrosians, and American Olean. We have a great selection of porcelain wood look tile options. We even have styles that offer distressed wood looks.

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Choosing Tile

When choosing a new floor for your home, you want something that is good looking and functional. Tile has both of those features and even more. Learn more about why you should choose tile flooring.

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Waterproof Flooring

Tile is a waterproof flooring option that is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Not only can you install tile on the floor, but you can also install tile on walls and in shower stalls as well.

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Kitchen & Bathroom Tile

Tile is popular in kitchens and bathrooms because of its resistance to moisture and humidity. Many tiles are made with a textured surface to increase slip resistance in areas with a lot of moisture. To learn more about tile in your kitchen or bathroom, follow the link below.

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Types of Tile

Our collection of tile flooring includes porcelain, ceramic, and stone. Each option features its own benefits, so follow the link below to learn more.

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Wood Look Tile

You can have durable tile flooring that looks just like hardwood. Wood look tile flooring is a popular trend in flooring and will add style and class to your home.

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