Tile flooring is one of the best ways to add both value and beauty to your home. It is a low-maintenance, highly durable investment. If you are considering tile for your next flooring project, Perque Flooring offers a wide variety of colors and styles for every budget.
Ceramic tile is comprised mostly of clay that can be used in any room in the house. In a kiln, the tiles are fired until they harden. Depending on the color and style you are looking for, ceramic tiles can be glazed for a smooth, glossy finish or left untreated for a natural, matte look. Ceramic is a popular media for hand-painted works of art that can then be incorporated into your home.
Porcelain is most valued because of its versatility. Porcelain is fired at higher temperatures than ceramic. This process makes it less porous and, therefore, water-resistant. Because of this, it can withstand heavy traffic and can be used inside and out. It can also be customized through printing technology to resemble natural stone.
While slightly more expensive, natural stone is by far the most beautiful type of flooring. Natural stone comes in several different varieties. Granite, marble, slate, carrara, and travertine are some of the most sought after. They can be polished to a mirror-like finish or honed for a natural look. Marble comes in a plethora of colors and cuts – no two pieces are ever the same. Slate is especially prized for its natural beauty, durability, and non-slip surface. It is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Travertine and carrara are cheaper alternatives, but no less beautiful.
Tile flooring in Louisiana is a great investment towards the value to your home. Stop by our local showroom and let the experts help you customize tile for your next design project.