Tile, whether ceramic, stone, or other materials, has grown in popularity in recent years. It has always been a relatively common choice for certain areas of homes, such as the kitchen, bathroom, foyer, mudroom, laundry room, and so on. However, the latest trends have seen tile flooring being used in more areas of a home, including the living room, dining room, and even bedrooms. Part of this trend has to do with how easy it is to clean tile floors and how they don’t harbor allergens the way carpet flooring does. The highly durable nature of tile floors is unmatched in flooring options. The key to maintaining ceramic tile flooring is to keep it well sealed, which will prevent stains on both the tiles and the grout between them.
ProSand design and install teams are professionally trained and certified to both design and install tile floors as well as walls and backsplashes throughout your home. Our lifetime installation guarantee also means peace of mind now and for many years to come.
Is Ceramic Tile a Good Choice for Central Indiana Homes?
If you’ve ever spent time in a more tropical environment, whether here in the United States or abroad, you’ve no doubt noticed the use of ceramic tiles for flooring rises with the average temperature. In the warmest climates of Central and South America, it’s not uncommon for homes and apartments to be all-tile for both flooring and even the walls. Ceramic tile tends to stay cool to the touch as temperatures outdoors soar to uncomfortable levels.
This begs the question, however, about using ceramic tile in more northern climates that include big differences between summer and winter temperatures. While ceramic tile floors do tend to be cool to the touch, in more northern climates this can be offset with in-floor heating, whether as electric mats underneath the tile or radiant heating built into or underneath the subfloor.
Types of Ceramic Tile
The design options when it comes to ceramic tiles are essentially infinite and limited only by the imagination of manufacturers. In this sense, you get even more options for the shape, color, and patterns than you have available with hardwood floors and greater durability to withstand the tests of time and usage. While all sorts of flexibility can also be had with laminate and vinyl flooring, nothing beats the authenticity and character of real ceramic or stone tiles.
Choose from luxury tile in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, manufactured stone, mosaics, and recycled materials from some of the most trusted local and national names, including Louisville Tile, Mohawk, Armstrong, and Daltile.
NATURAL STONE TILE
A rustic yet refined choice now trending everywhere in the home. Materials include granite, slate, travertine, marble, onyx, limestone, sandstone, and quartzite.
Tiles six inches or smaller are often considered mosaic tiles. They can come in a variety of finishes (glazed and unglazed), shapes (round, square, hexagonal), and materials such as porcelain, glass, stone, stainless steel, and rock. Mosaics come in groups or sheets and can be used to add interest, beautiful patterns, and designs.
ProSand specializes in backsplash installation as well as custom design. Homeowners can choose a classic or custom pattern and select from a wide variety of cutting-edge materials, including subway tiles, ceramic, stone, metal, glass, recycled materials, mosaic patterns, and more.