Tile in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Is Tile Right for You?
Dolphin Carpet in Deerfield Beach, FL can help you decide if tile is right for your home. Tile is a durable and timeless choice for floors and walls, with lots of functionality and variety to boot. Tile’s cleaning and maintenance requirements are not too time-consuming, and in exchange for your effort, you’ll get a classic and elegant look in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or any space in your home!
Create a work of art with a mosaic design or an intricate tile pattern for a splash of personality in your entryway or your kitchen’s backsplash. Tile holds up very well over time, and it can even increase your home’s value.
Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile
What the difference between these two tile options? Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are both made from clay and fired in a kiln. One main difference is that porcelain is fired at a much higher temperature, making it denser and less porous. This leads to extra durability. Porcelain also starts from clay that is smoother and more refined than ceramic tile clay.
Both types of tile are a good choice for many rooms in your home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Porcelain tile is a bit more expensive, but it is a bit tougher than its ceramic counterpart. And while both work well in moisture-prone rooms, porcelain is a bit more water-resistant due to its dense nature.
Where & How to Use Tile
Tile is a great option for kitchen backsplashes, showers, bathroom floors, and laundry rooms. But a tile mosaic focal point behind a wet bar, tile across a kitchen island, or even a tile statement wall can really add some uniqueness to your home.
Tile can be placed in intricate designs, and there are a variety of grout colors to really add some extra style. Our brands Daltile, American Olean, Shaw Floors, Mohawk, and more offer a number of different options from bright white subway tile for your kitchen to marble look tile for a fancy mudroom.