Tile Talk With Vanessa DeLeon

When you look at tile, you don’t realize that its use dates back thousands of years. There is evidence in many places throughout the world where archaeologists continue to unearth a treasure trove of well-preserved tiles once belonging to magnificent palaces. Tile has stood the test of time and is the preferred choice in residential, commercial, institutional, and hospitality structures. Selecting tile, for some, can get a bit confusing, but here are some tips to guide you in finding the right tile for your project.

Carrara Marble

One of the most popular marbles in the industry, known for its white with gray hues, this is frequently used in flooring, kitchens, and baths.

Mosaic Tile

This tile collage is made of tiny pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. The mosaic tiles come with a mesh backing of smaller pieces. It looks beautiful in baths, walls, as accent pieces, backsplashes, and in pools.

Waterjet Tile

If you’re looking to add a touch of glamour and glitz to your project, consider the waterjet tile. Intricately cut with high pressured water jet, this tile can include glass, metal, or mirror inlays. The waterjet tiles are available in unique and elegant designs and are a common staple in baths, kitchens, walls, and floors.

Ceramic Tile

Made of natural clay, ceramic hardens at high temperatures, and is covered with a glaze coating. The body of the ceramic tile varies depending on the type of clay and other natural materials used. Ceramic tile is available in many colors and shapes, moisture resistant, and durable. It’s often used in flooring, kitchens, and baths.

Porcelain Tile

Harder than ceramic and baked at a much higher temperature, Porcelain is exceptionally dense and strong. Common in kitchens, floors, and baths, this natural stone comes from various mineral substances like slate, quartzite, granite, sandstone, limestone, and marble. Natural stones are available in large slabs, and you can choose a matte or gloss finish.

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