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Floor Tiles

A timeless choice that lends endless possibilities, tile can complement any design style.


Tile flooring is a versatile product that offers practically unlimited styles, which makes it the perfect flooring material to create truly unique looks. The combination of a wide variety of colors,patterns,shapes, and designs,along with flexibility in installation,gives you the ability to be creative with tile design.

Tile is also a great flooring option for areas that are prone to spills and splashes as it resists most spills and is easy to wipe clean. It is durable, low-maintenance, and ideal for many types of homes, including those with pets and children.

The information on this page will help you determine the best floor tile options for your home. When you visit your local carpet store, a Carpet One Floor & Home Flooring Consultant can help you finalize your selection and ensure that your new floor will meet the needs of your space

Types of Floor Tile

Pros & Cons of Floor Tile

There are many benefits to choosing tile flooring for your home. Whether you’re considering ceramic, porcelain, or stone, there are some pros and cons of tile that you should be aware of before you jump into deciding on what’s best for your home.

Pro: variety

You can choose the type of tile flooring that works best for your home. Choosing the right type of tile for your environment is crucial to how your tile performs in your space. With three different types of tile – ceramic, porcelain, and stone, there may be a few different options that would benefit your home. You can work with one of our flooring experts who will walk you through the many beautiful options.

Pro: unique looks

One of the best things about tile is how it can be mixed and matched to create a truly unique look just for your home. Whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen, or even a backsplash, creating a look with tile can be a fun and creative process.

Pro: many sizes

Tile comes in many different styles and shapes – from traditional square to modern wood-look planks. Tile also comes in a range of colors and varies by the type of tile. Glass tiles can come in a bright rainbow of colors, while natural stone typically has more neutral tones. From bright and colorful to neutral, tile can fit with any color palette and any design style.

Pro: durability

You can change your home look with different tile sizes. The size of your tiles can drastically change the look of your space. For example, large scale tiles are great for floors and walls if you want a clean, simple look. Small, mosaic tiles are great for accents and backsplashes.

Pro: low maintenance

Tile is long-lasting and easy to maintain. As a hard-surface option, tile is durable and can many types of handle high traffic areas. It also has some great warranties. Plus, keeping it clean requires little work, since dust and debris can be picked up quickly with a broom or vacuum. You can learn more about maintaining tile here.

Con: cool to the touch

Tile flooring can be cold to the touch, especially in the winter months. You may need to wear slippers or add rugs to make it warmer. You can also consider investing in a radiant heat system if you want tile to be warm like other flooring options.

Con: difficult installation

Tile installation should be left to the professionals. Make sure you choose the right products for your home, and don’t forget an experienced installer to get the best results. Our professional installers can help you figure out a configuration that will complement your décor and achieve the look you are dreaming of.

Con: slippery surfaces 

Tile flooring can be slippery. If you’re considering tile flooring for your home, think about the texture of the tile before installing it on your floor. Our flooring professionals can help you ensure you’re investing in the right tile for the safety of you and your home.

Con: hard flooring 

Tile can be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods because there is no soft underlayment below. Unlike some other flooring options, underlayment cannot be installed underneath tile, which makes it a bit hard to stand on for extended amounts of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Experts Share Their Tile Knowledge

tile in bathroom and shower

Why Choose Tile for Your Flooring?

There are many popular reasons to choose tile for your next flooring investment. Its reliability, beauty, availability of unique styles and designs, low-maintenance, and high-performing nature make it a top choice for any home. If you’re on the fence about whether tile is right for your space, consider the room, your budget, and your maintenance needs. Tile often comes out as the top contender because it simply has so much to offer in terms of these lifestyle factors. 

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What are the different types of tile floors?

Tiles can come in many different shapes and sizes, from classic square to wood-like planks. Tiles can take on many different appearances based on layout. Whether tiles are placed edge to edge or used with grout can change the look of a space.

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How To Clean Tile Floors?

Tile floors are known for minimal maintenance and easy cleaning. With the proper care, you can extend the life and preserve the appearance for years. 

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What warranties are available for tile flooring?

When choosing new flooring, it’s essential to look at a variety of things and many times warranties are often overlooked. However, it’s the warranty that will help carry you throughout the lifetime of your new floor. Here’s a quick guide for key warranty considerations when choosing new tile flooring.

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Tile Ideas

Shop Tile Looks

Our Floor Tile Brands


Bel Terra Tile

With vibrant visuals and advanced design technology, Bel Terra Tile offers leading edge looks of wood, stone and travertine.

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