Looking for tile near you in Livermore, CA? Shop for all your tile needs at Carpet One Floor & Home in Livermore! As your local tile experts, we will surely have a tile that will suit the project you are planning. Our selection of tile covers more than just flooring. Our tile products can be installed on your walls, and in showers, and certain options can even be installed outside of your home as walkways or patios. Tile will not only enhance your space but also allows your creative side to flow throughout any interior.
Tile flooring and wall tile continue to be popular options for homes and businesses alike because of their variety of styles and natural durability. If you’re considering adding tile to your list of home improvements, keep reading to learn more about tile and where you can install yours!
There are three main types of tile: ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Porcelain and ceramic tile are the most common residential and commercial flooring options, while stone tile is a popular addition to landscapes and quiet and dry interior spaces. All three types of tile are natural and derived from natural elements from the earth. They are also an eco-friendly and allergy-free option for homeowners.
Ceramic is made from kiln-fired clay and works great in all types of settings, both residential and commercial. It can be used both on floors and walls. Ceramic is durable and easy to wipe clean. While ceramic tile isn't the best choice for outdoor uses, it is durable enough to handle scratching and scuffs from pets and heavy foot traffic.
A cousin of ceramic tile, porcelain tile is a clay tile that’s fired hotter, for a denser product. Because of this added density, porcelain tile works well outdoors, as well as indoors. It can stand up to heavy moisture and extreme weather. Porcelain is often textured, making it popular for floor tile and wall tile for shower and bath surrounds.
Natural stone tile can be incorporated in endless décor schemes, creating looks ranging from upscale glossy to rustic natural. Using organic stones and minerals such as granite, quartz, and marble, your stone tiles and slabs can be left in their original state or glossed to a high sheen. Stone will stand the test of time if installed and maintained correctly.
Hardwood never goes out of style and its universal appeal makes this look a fantastic addition to all spaces, regardless of your desired style. However, this type of flooring requires maintenance and some solid hardwood and engineered hardwoods can’t be installed in areas with high moisture. Luckily for those looking to create a seamless hardwood look throughout their interior, there’s wood-look tile! Wood-look tile, which is usually made from ceramic or porcelain, offers homeowners a better way to enjoy this universal pattern.
Benefits of Wood-Look Tile:
Tile can be installed on more than just floors. Spice up your kitchen & bath with a unique and eye-catching backsplash tile wall! Tile will protect your walls from spills, food, and grease. Plus, tile is easy to clean and disinfect. We offer wall tile for bathrooms, backsplash tile, and tile for shower and bath surrounds.
With quality backsplash designs and eclectic tile choices available, incredible combinations are possible.
Some popular backsplash tile includes:
When it comes to choosing the perfect tile scheme for your interior design or your landscape, you should always consider the area of installation. Since tile flooring is inherently durable and resistant to moisture, you can have it installed anywhere in your home. Ceramic can be installed on most floors with minimal foot traffic or moisture. It is an excellent wall tile, thanks to its lighter make, and this tile has been proven to save on your energy bills! Stone tile is often favored for outdoor patios, walkways, and floors with minimal foot traffic or moisture.
As one of the most durable tile types, Porcelain can be installed in a variety of areas, including:
At Carpet One Floor & Home in Livermore, CA, our collection of tile flooring covers a wide variety of styles, types, trends, and more. Our salespeople are your local tile and design experts. We have ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile from all the top tile brands, including Bel Terra, our exclusive Carpet One tile brand. Visit our showroom located in Livermore, CA for our current wall tile and tile flooring inventory. You can also browse our online selection of tile, laminate flooring, hardwood, luxury vinyl flooring, and more!
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Even tile can use a little TLC. Follow these pro-care tips to keep your floor tile looking like new year after year!