Durable, versatile tile flooring has become extremely popular. It’s great in bathrooms, kitchens, sunrooms, and even bedrooms. It’s moisture resistant, so it fits in well with outdoor living spaces– from outdoor kitchens to patios and swimming pools.
Some of the most sought after looks right now are large 12×24 tiles that resemble natural stone and some that resemble wood. There are just about as many types of tile flooring as there are manufacturers.
Whether you want ceramic, porcelain, stone, or marble, you’ll find it at Arnold Flooring. If you’re not sure what type of tile you want, come to our showroom to see tile from all the best manufacturers. We can help guide you in the selection process.
Over time, natural stone has proven itself to be an attractive, amazingly durable flooring material. It’s quarried and sliced into thin tiles from great slabs of granite, slate, marble, limestone and travertine.
Natural stone tiles are available in a wide array of colors, patterns, sizes, textures and finishes. They can be installed in virtually any room on floors, walls and ceilings. Our natural stone tile also includes accent pieces carved from stone, such as bull-nose edging, chair rail, medallions and rope moldings. Stone, by its nature, has inherent defects – tiny fissures, holes, chips and weak spots. Its surface is porous and susceptible to staining. Most types of stone are relatively soft, especially marble, so cracking is common. And stone tile is fairly expensive.
In response to these potential shortcomings, many of our manufacturers have developed porcelain tiles that resemble natural stone.
Porcelain tile is composed of fine porcelain clays and fired at much higher temperatures than ceramic tile. This process makes it more dense, much harder and less prone to moisture, frost, and stain absorption than ceramic tile. Because of increased durability, porcelain is ideally suited for outdoor installations.