There are many different types of stone tiles for you to choose from for flooring, backsplashes and evening countertops. It is important for you to understand the benefits and qualities of each.
Natural stone consists of granite, slate, travertine, marble, onyx, sandstone and several others. These listed here are the more popular types of stone. Because of the natural development of stone, these can be a one-of-a-kind stone. You can use them in several areas of the home and business, namely, countertops, flooring, walls, and backsplashes. It is important to reseal your stone approximately every 10 years.
Ceramic is made by mixing clay, minerals, and water. They are fired at high temperatures to glaze the mixture and produce a hard stain resistant surface. Choosing ceramic tiles is typically a more affordable approach to remodeling or new construction. It is important when ordering your ceramic tiles that you order a sufficient number to complete the job, as ceramic colors can vary from lot to lot.
Porcelain is similar to ceramic, except it is fired at higher temperatures giving it a more denser result and less porous. When laid, this porcelain tile requires a special setting material to adhere to non-porous materials. Dealing with a competent stone contractor will know which to use.
Glass is used a lot on backsplashes. You can be ordered in a variety of colors, thus giving a "wow" factor is you have just the right color for your color scheme. This also requires a competent contractor, as the adhesive is visible through the tile, and needs the right application.