When it comes to choosing the right flooring option for your home you have plenty of options. Many people prefer carpets, others enjoy the natural beauty of hardwood floors, while linoleum is a popular and practical choice for bathrooms and kitchens. In the following article we will be talking about another option, one that is becoming very popular: flooring tiles.
The number of companies offering tiles for flooring Winnipeg homes and other buildings makes for a competitive market, so the first things we will advise you to do is shop around. We hope that we can give you some inspiration too, so let’s start by talking about the different types of flooring tiles available and see if we can find one that suits your needs.
Types of Flooring Tiles
Flooring tiles make a good choice in any type of home. There are options that will look great in modern homes and those that will be suitable for more contemporary or traditional buildings. This is one of those interior design choices where getting advice from the experts will certainly be of benefit, and that’s another reason we recommend you shop around. What type of flooring tiles will be best for you?
There are several options, and you can even get vinyl or linoleum flooring tiles. These come in a wide range of colours and patterns and are great for bathrooms and kitchens as they are easy to clean. Yu can also buy carpet tiles, a good idea if you have just a small area you need covered. But the tiles we want to talk to you about here are ceramic tiles, of which there are four types that we believe will interest you.
Four Types of Ceramic Floor Tiles
Glazed Ceramic Tiles – similar to those you may use on the bathroom and kitchen walls, glazed ceramic floor tiles can be very beautiful and are available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes. They have a glaze applied before they are put in the kiln to cure, resulting in the stunning finish. These are durable and hard-wearing, and practically maintenance-free.
Quarry Tiles – these very beautiful tiles are as above but without the glaze, giving a rather lovely natural look across a choice of colours. Quarry tiles fit perfectly in a modern or traditional setting and offer a long life with little maintenance needed. As they are not polished you will find these easy to clean by simply brushing away dust and debris.
Porcelain Tiles – fired in the kiln at a very high temperature, this type of tile is popularly used in outdoor settings as it is very durable, but also has a place in the home as it can lop, very beautiful.
Terracotta Tiles – unglazed and giving that familiar earthy finish, terracotta tiles are very popular but will need to be sealed every now and again to give them the longest possible life.
That’s the four main types of ceramic floor tiles and we’re sure you’ll want to find out more. Which is for you? Let’s sum things up.
Ceramic floor tiles are easy to maintain and are available in an endless selection of colours, styles, sizes and in the four types mentioned above. This gives you plenty of choice, and also a lot of research to do! You could start by looking for local Winnipeg tile suppliers and installers and ask them for recommendations, as that will allow you to get a better idea of the type of tile most suitable for you. Take your inspiration from the above and start searching for your next beautiful floor.