The right ceramic tile
gives any remodeling project
design and architectural interest with waterproof capabilities, durability, and
easy cleanability. However, it's essential to choose the right type and
understand this can make tile work in any flooring. Be sure to tell our experts
exactly how you plan to use your floors.
"Coefficient of friction" or "COF" on the label
determines the level of a ceramic's slipperiness when wet. This can be a
particular concern if you have toddlers, children, or senior residents in your
home or if you're a building owner who deals with the public. COF should read, on the label, at least .50
for residential use and .60 for commercial.
You can always increase it even more by selecting a tile with texture or
selecting a non-slip one.
amazed at the wide assortment when you walk into our tile
store in Salem, OR, but porcelain is the choice for floors in heavily
trafficked, busy rooms like your kitchen and bath or a restaurant kitchen.
Porcelain is a ceramic composed of nonporous clay, with sand and glass,
resulting in a heavier, more dense, and waterproof tile. It can also be used
outdoors ad withstands any weather condition, including freeze-thaw cycles.
format tile, porcelain comes in an almost unlimited number of colors and
patterns, including chevrons, herringbones, Moroccan or Greek designs, or
floral, geometric, and Victorian encaustic styles. It can be made to look like
anything, whether wood, stone, fabric, or leather. It's often the preferred choice for marble,
and other stone looks since there are fewer grout lines.