Tile Flooring | Wellington, FL

Why Florida loves tile flooring

Stylish, with a wide assortment of colors and patterns, tile flooring is easy to care for and considered to be one of the most reasonably priced materials on the market today.

It comes in two types: Porcelain, which is a type of ceramic, is composed of clay, sand and, in some instances, glass.

It is great for heavily trafficked areas, such as the kitchen or bath, or as a commercial application in, say, a Boynton Beach, FL. advertising agency.

Porcelain tile is large format and can be made to look like anything, including stone, so it would be perfect for any commercial venue where style, design, and decor is a priority. Why tile and not natural stone? The flooring square footage might be high, and quarried material is expensive. It might not be cost-effective from a financial sense.

Differences and similarities

While porcelain is waterproof whether or not it’s glazed, it can also be used outside. Sometimes you’ll see it on patios, decks and poolside.

Ceramic is only so when it’s glazed. This tile is thinner than porcelain, but is tough, and can be used for flooring in lower-traffic areas indoors; it cannot stand up to the weather so please don't install it outside.

This version has a lot of design options and it, too, can be made to look like stone or even wood. West Palm Beach, FL is known for its eclectic decor, so mix and match the tile pieces to create a personalized design.

Besides flooring, ceramics also create sensational backsplashes, borders and accent walls. Just be sure to tell the retailer exactly how you plan to use it so you get the one appropriate for your type of installation.

Other advantages include

●Affordability. Because you can mix and match, you can always use a plainer, less expensive one on the larger square foot areas with a few highly design, expensive ones as accents.
●Easy to clean. Mop with a damp, soft cloth and a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Try to sweep once a day.
●Energy-efficient. This has great heat transference, something that’s especially appreciated in the hot Florida sun. If the room is chilly, that will be transferred to your feet and your entire body will feel cooler.

For more information about flooring, and to learn about our free estimates, visit the Floor Specialists showroom in Wellington, FL.