A Versatile Building Material: Tile!

Tile is one of the most versatile of building materials.

tile-2Decorating with tile gives you an almost unlimited range of patterns, colors and materials.

Tile is one of the oldest and most traditional of building materials. But it can also look totally modern, depending on the type of tile you select, the surfaces you use it for, and the way it’s installed. Tile is so versatile it can be used on almost any surface, including walls, floors, countertops, fireplaces, table tops and even ceilings.

You can even add Southwestern, Asian or African accents with a carefully selected tile.

The most difficult task may be to decide what type of beautiful tile best suits your lifestyle and decor.

What a variety of tile materials is available, including mosaics, marble, porcelain, glass, natural stone, ceramic, slate and terra cotta. There’s even porcelain tile that looks like wood for better stain resistance and moisture proofing!

One of the challenges of selecting tile is that there are almost too many choices – and they’re all beautiful! That’s why it’s helpful to work with an expert to pick the most fitting tile for your application. For example, bathroom flooring and shower floors need to be slip resistant. And for your kitchen floor, counter top or backsplash, you’ll want to select tile that’s stain-resistant and easy-to-clean.

Compared to many other hard surfaces, most tile is reasonably priced, long-lasting, durable and easy to clean without periodic polishing or sealing. Tile is also flexible because it comes in so many shapes and sizes, from tiny one-inch squares to giant 12-inch by 24-inch rectangles.

Tile surfaces can add beauty, style and durability to your home. They are so versatile – and come in so many choices – that you can create almost any look and mood.


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