Ceramic Tile at Floor Coverings International in Shallotte, NC

Ceramic tile has steadily increased in popularity among Shallotte homeowners looking to install new tile in their kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, and more. Ceramic is durable, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant, making this product an ideal choice in high-traffic areas where moisture may be a problem. If you need new tile for your home or business, Floor Coverings International® Shallotte offers a wide range of ceramic tile flooring options for you to choose from!

About Ceramic Tile

Ceramic is created from natural materials (primarily clay and water) that are mixed and then fired at high temperatures. Ceramic tiles may be glazed to provide a glossy sheen and extra protective coating or may come unglazed for a rougher surface with greater slip resistance. Ceramic tile may be confused with porcelain tile since it is made using similar processes and materials. However, porcelain can be considered a more specialized type of ceramic that is less porous and has a smoother texture and more consistent color. 

Advantages of Ceramic Tile

Many homeowners love ceramic tile because it is easy to maintain and clean. Ceramic flooring only requires occasional sweeping and mopping to maintain its beauty. Due to the tile's water resistance, it is a great product to be placed in rooms that have high moisture and humidity such as laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. It can also withstand heavy foot traffic, so it works well in entryways, mudrooms, and hallways. These advantages also make ceramic tile a great choice for pet owners!

Factors to Consider

Like other types of tile, ceramic is a hard surface that can be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods of time. The hard surface is also unforgiving of delicate objects that might be dropped on the floor, such as plates and glasses. There are pros and cons to both glazed and unglazed ceramic tile, as well. Glazed ceramic tiles can be slippery when wet, while unglazed ceramic must be sealed to prevent stains from setting into the surface. Also, while tile can help keep your floors (and feet) cool in the summer, they can also feel uncomfortably cold in the winter.

Our Team Can Help

If you're ready to install new tile flooring in your Shallotte home, our expert team at Floor Coverings International® Shallotte can help! Ceramic is an all-around great choice for its affordability, versatility, and ease of maintenance, but if you want to explore other options, we can work with you to find the best flooring choice for your style and budget. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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