Tile has been a decorative surface for floors, walls, and every architectural feature for thousands of years. That’s because tile is a functional, timeless art form. In fact, tile – big or small, in countless shapes of stone, ceramic, and now porcelain – has never been out of style!
When most people think of tile, they think ceramic tile, but there is a host of other products that fit into the category, too – porcelain, mosaics, glass, metal, and of course, stone. Then there are trim and decorative pieces, plus endless colors in numerous shades and tones, textures and finishes, and so many options. There are so many factors that go into choosing the best tile for your home – where do you begin? Porcelain tile, Ceramic tile, Glass tile, Natural stone, Slate, and Metallic tile. Whether it should go on the floor or the walls. Do you use bright or bold colors versus tame and taupe ones? Live with dogs and kids? Tile is a perfect flooring solution for active households. It’s durable, beautiful, and easy to clean! Bring us your ideas and inspiration and we’ll create your very own work of art. We can design a room or just add a splash of color.
Ceramic tile is used interchangeably with porcelain. Technically, both traditional and porcelain tiles are ceramics made from clay and other minerals that are fired at high temperatures.
Porcelain tiles are a form of ceramic, but they are fired at much higher temperatures. Porcelain is dense and highly moisture resistant, which makes it a good choice for bathroom and outdoors.
Glass tiles range from opaque to opalescent. They’re available in broad sizes, shapes, textures, designs, and finishes. They are excellent for anything from accents to full-wall mosaic treatments.
Granite is a hard, durable natural stone that comes in many colors. Granite can be used on floors, walls, and counters.
Marble flooring is making a comeback! With its’ strength and durability, and over five hundred varieties available makes the possibilities are virtually limitless.
HOT TREND! “Wood-Look” Tile
The wood tile trend has been gaining momentum for several years and now there are more styles and sizes to choose from than ever. First introduced as a modern take on hardwood floors, this trend has inspired all sorts of new dimensions for tiles that have never been seen before — the most popular being long narrow planks, as well as different colors, patinas, and finishes. Wood-look tile is porcelain tile that looks like wood. In fact, many of these products look so real that to the naked eye it’s nearly impossible to know that what you’re seeing is not real wood. Tile now ranges from a finish that’s a dead ringer for dark stained walnut to wood from a well-weathered fishing boat in France. With reclaimed wood on trend, buying wood tile is an alternative to searching for the perfect hundred-year-old barn wood. Tiles are available in dimensions that wood is typically not. Today’s large format tiles, 24” x 24” use fewer grout lines which will open up the room and make it appear larger. Wood-look tile flooring products are designed with a focus on performance and durability which makes them perfect for any room and they can be used in commercial or residential projects. Unlike wood, porcelain wood-look tile can be used in wet areas including kitchens and bathrooms. There are other benefits too. Porcelain tile is easier to clean and maintain than real wood.
Visit Bode Floors today and let us show you why wood-look tile may just be the right choice for you! Once you have decided on the tile or stone flooring from us that fits your lifestyle, we will come and install it for you!