Restoring your home or building a custom home gives you many options for upgrade. From hardwood floors and custom cabinets to composite sink styles and natural stone countertops, you have literally hundreds of thousands of combinations to choose from. A very popular style is tile flooring. Though it may seem mundane to some, the possibilities with tile floors are endless. There are so many factors that go into a tile floor, no two are the same. You can choose the size, shape, color, and texture of your tile, and then there are decorative tiles and patterns you can employ. Aside from all of these options, you must also choose what type of tile you want to use. Here, we will go over the different tile make-ups and their benefits and disadvantages.

Travertine

The natural stone feel and light, creamy colors of travertine allow you to keep an organic look while having the sturdy reassurance of earth-made stone. Its colors typically go well with a lighter themed kitchen, and they always do great in a bathroom.

Ceramic

A manmade variety of tile, ceramic give you unlimited options for color and shape. Ceramic tile can be made in one of three basic varieties, earthenware (terracotta), porcelain, and stoneware. Stoneware is normally used for floors and walls. Its finish is exquisitely smooth and the color can be made to set or match any theme.

Marble

raw marble

A naturally occurring stone, marble has come to be known as a luxurious finish for not only floors but entire buildings and fancy archways. Marble is a metamorphic stone that is quite unique, as the metamorphoses are what makes the complete uniqueness of marble.

Quartzite

This nearly stain-resistant form of organic rock is one of the most versatile, and hardest materials you can customize your floor with. It’s classic strength and casual look works well in traditional and modern homes.

Granite

Granite typically comes in white, pink, grey, and beige, naturally. Once polished, this granular mineral stone gives more detail that just about any other natural material for countertops, floors, and the like. Granite is a beautiful addition or upgrade to any room or home.

Onyx

This wondrously detailed stone can lend a sophisticated quality to a previously ordinary floor. Though beautiful, this stone is a lot softer than its stone counterparts and is susceptible to cracking when worn too much by foot traffic and repeated drops of heavy objects.

Cement

Not just a tile made with concrete, cement tile has the strength of cement with the smooth feel of fine silk. Much to the buyer’s delight, cement tiles can be formed into any shape, pattern, or color. This helps apply the tile to any theme your home may have.

So when choosing the upgrades to your home, don’t overlook the many options you have in tiled floors. With so many shapes, sizes, colors, and materials to work with, the possibilities to complete your home’s theme really are endless.

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