Tile is one of the most durable and scratch-resistant flooring products on the market. Whether your choice is porcelain or ceramic, it is suitable for any high-traffic area with aesthetics, function, and even property value-adding.
Keep in mind, though: Homes are active, busy places
Kids, pets, dropped pots and pans, and more can create those "oops" moments that make for chips and scratches, so it's important to remember that some tiles are more suited to specific installations than others. Be sure to describe your renovation to the experts when visiting our tile flooring showroom so they can help you find the one with the best strength for your design.
Also, remember that you can add extra protection to your floors by using area rugs or mats in high traffic areas or sweeping regularly. Sand is sharp and can scratch, so it's essential to eliminate it. Any floor should be protected when moving furniture so use protective furniture pads.
A run-down on tile types best for high traffic floors
1. Porcelain: Heavier, denser, and waterproof whether or not it's glazed, this tile is ideal for floors in busy rooms, as well as for outdoor use. It is available in countless colors and patterns and is through color (going all the way through the bisque), so if there are chips and scratches, they are less noticeable.
2. Ceramic squares: When glazed, they are waterproof and have a tough outer shell that makes them almost impossible to break. They come in all shapes, sizes, and designs.
3. Mosaics: Tiny and often glass-coated, durable, trending for bathroom floors.
4. Terracotta bricks: Highly durable; these were once used mainly outdoors but, because of their beautiful reddish-brown color, they have now come inside for rustic decors.
When shopping for tile floors in Wellington, FL
Be sure to visit the Floor Specialists showroom in Wellington, FL, where you'll see a large inventory of tile flooring from brands like Daltile, American Olean, Emser, Happy Floors, MSI, and more. You'll also get a free quote. We work on residential and commercial projects in Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Boca Raton, FL.