How to shop for tile flooring

When you walk into our tile store in Luck, WI, you’ll be blown away by all the gorgeous designs, patterns, styles, shapes, and sizes. However, keep in mind that not all tile is the same, and the right one can impact your tile flooring installation. They all have different levels of strength, porosity, and grip, the latter meaning that it isn’t slippery when wet. Make sure you have a detailed conversation with the tile expert so he or she knows how and where you plan to use it.

A wall tile is not the same as a floor tile

Check the box label carefully to be sure you have the right kind. A wall tile is thinner, softer, and not built to withstand foot traffic, but you can use a floor tile for the wall. Look at the label; every tile is classified for floor or walls, and you will see this as C1 to C5. Look for C3 or C4; anything below means low or no foot traffic; anything above refers to heavy commercial use.

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Different types of ceramics

Something is considered ceramic, even if the composition also includes sand and glass. That makes porcelain a type of ceramic; it is heavier, denser, and best for busy rooms with heavy foot traffic, such as the bath. Porcelain is also composed of a non-porous clay called Kaolin, so it stands up to any weather outdoors. A large format tile comes in a large assortment of colors and patterns; many prefer it for stone echoes because of the size with fewer seams. They, like all ceramics, can be used on walls and shower and tub surrounds. The 4 X 4 square is a ceramic tile that is highly designed, waterproof when glazed, and best for moderately trafficked floors indoors. Terracotta tiles are durable, can withstand heavy traffic, and are non-porous when sealed. Mosaics are tiny; glass-coated ceramics often used as flooring accents. Although subway tiles can be used on floors, they are best for low-traffic areas.

Tile flooring professionals in the Luck, WI area

Our design professionals will help you sort it all out! Come into the Jensen Furniture showroom in Luck, WI, convenient to Luck, WI, Grantsburg, WI, Saint Croix Falls, WI, Frederic, WI, Dresser, WI, Osceola, WI, Amery, WI, Balsam Lake, WI, Webster, WI, && Danbury, WI. We will show you how to create a distinctive tile floor, and give you a free quote.